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Through partnerships with selected charities, She Beads & He Beads Company create beads to represent each charitable cause. These special beads are part of The Charity Bead Collection ®.
Whether the individual is a patient, a survivor, a nurse or a family member, these powerful beads may have different meanings. They may be a token of encouragement, a sign of hope, a symbol of awareness or a remembrance. She Beads & He Beads donate a portion of the proceeds from The Charity Bead Collection to the designated charities. See a list of our Charity Partners below:
AIDS Foundation of Chicago - Red Ribbon
AFC brings together service providers and funders to develop systems that meet the needs of those living with HIV/AIDS and to maximize the use of scarce resources. AFC manages more than $17 million in local, state, and federal funds for an array of AIDS-related services. To learn more please visit http://www.aidschicago.org Shop our AIDS Awareness items.
Les Turner ALS Foundation - Blue Ribbon
The Les Turner ALS Foundation, founded in 1977, is Chicago’s leader in research, patient care and education about ALS, serving more than 90 percent of people with ALS (PALS) in the area, offering help and hope when it’s needed most. The Foundation’s full spectrum patient service programs include in-home consultations, support groups, equipment loans and educational programs. The Foundation offers hope for a future without ALS by supporting the Les Turner ALS Research and Patient Center at Northwestern Medicine, bringing together three research laboratories and a multi-disciplinary patient center under one umbrella.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease or motor neuron disease (MND), is a progressive disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty speaking and swallowing and generally, complete paralysis. In most cases, while the body continues to deteriorate, the mind remains unaffected. The disease does not discriminate, striking any age, gender and race. In the US, someone is diagnosed every 90 minutes, and approximately 35,000 people are living with ALS at any given time. There is no known cure for ALS and once diagnosed, patients typically live only three to five years.
American Disaster Relief - Red Cross - American Flag
Each year, the American Red Cross immediately responds to about 70,000 natural and man-made disasters in the U.S., ranging from fires to hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents and explosions. To learn more please visit http://www.redcross.org/ Shop our Disaster Relief Awareness items.
Cure Epilepsy - CURE
Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for epilepsy by raising funds for research and by increasing awareness of the prevalence and devastation of this disease. To learn more please visit http://www.cureepilepsy.org/home.asp Shop our Epilepsy Awareness items.
FARE - Food Allergy Research and Education
FARE's mission is to find a cure for food allergies, and to keep individuals with food allergies safe and included. To learn more please visit http://www.foodallergy.org/ Shop our Food Allergy Awareness items.
Miles 2 Give is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Sarcoma. In order to raise funding for Sarcoma cancer research through cross-country ultra-running all the while inspiring people to achieve more. Founder Landon Cooper, along with Tour Director Ryan Priest and Tour Videographer John McKay, will run across the USA through a 150-day endurance feat to raise a minimum of $300,000. 100% of all monies raised go to Sarcoma Foundation of America. They will run from Ocean Beach, California starting on February 14th, 2013 across this great nation arriving in Washington DC mid-July. www.miles2give.org Shop our Sarcoma Cancer Awareness items.
The mission of the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) is to advocate for sarcoma patients by funding research and by increasing awareness about the disease. The organization raises money to privately fund grants for sarcoma researchers and conducts education and advocacy efforts on behalf of sarcoma patients.
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families, and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Our Children’s Program helps kids learn about addiction through age-appropriate activities so they realize that the disease is not their fault, they are not alone and they are not to blame. The Program is a nurturing haven of help, hope, and healing. Please visit www.hazeldenbettyford.org/treatment/addictiontreatment-specialties/childrens-programs for more information. Shop our Hazelden Betty Ford items
Home At Last Animal Sanctuary
One of our local charities, Home at Last Animal Sanctuary is committed to improving the lives of animals and training service dogs for those in need. The volunteers are all dedicated to the ethical and loving treatment towards animals as well as dedicated to training those qualified pups to help as service dogs! www.homeatlastdogs.org Shop our Home At Last Items
National Alliance of Grieving Children
The National Alliance for Grieving Children promotes awareness of the needs of children and teens grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who wants to support them... Because all grieving children deserve a chance to heal. To learn more please visit http://childrengrieve.org/ Shop our Grieving Children Awareness items.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Nonprofit organization serving patients with Multiple Sclerosis in US by supporting scientific research and promoting education. To learn more please visit http://www.nationalmssociety.org/ Shop our Multiple Sclerosis Awareness items.
MS Run the US, Inc. is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to support multiple sclerosis (MS) research, while also supporting those living with disability due to MS. Our running events focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle while inspiring individuals to maximize their capabilities and become more active to help those in need. For more information about our programs & how you can participate please visit: www.msruntheus.com
National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation - Purple Ribbon
The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation strives to provide quality of life, sustainability and dignity to those we serve. Through our volunteers we provide an opportunity of hope and caring for those afflicted by this devastating disease. We also provide the opportunity for those family members to help fight the 4th leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. There is no known cure, however, there are new developments everyday to prolong and sustain the quality of life of the patient. To learn more please visit http://pancreaticcancerfoundation.com/ Shop our Pancreatic Cancer Awareness items.
For over 30,000 years, beads have been used as offerings of peace and friendship, bridging the barriers of culture and race. In the spirit of unity among all people comes the Oneness Beads. Oneness is a foundation committed to promoting racial unity through music, the arts and education. When you purchase Oneness Beads items through our website, a percentage of the purchase price is donated to Oneness. For more information about Oneness, please visit www.oneness.org.
Pediatric Brain Cancer - Live Like John Foundation - Grey Ribbon
To provide the comprehensive information source for you and your family. We hope to deliver information, medical resources, and the tools for you to formulate a path for your family’s journey. Over time, and with your help, we hope to deliver much more: a cure. To learn more please visit http://www.livelikejohn.org/ Shop our Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness items.
Because more women need to be aware of the risks of breast cancer, She Beads has created a special line of Pink Ribbon Beads. As part of our Charity Bead Collection, Pink Ribbon Beads create awareness and raise money to support women with breast cancer. For online purchases which include a pink ribbon, our charity partners (including One in a Million and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer) receive a percentage of the proceeds to aid their efforts to educate and inspire others to grow and live beyond breast cancer.
One mission of the American Heart Association and its Go Red For Women campaign is to raise awareness that heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. We hope to help promote this awareness with the newest addition to The Charity Bead Collection, the Red Dress Beads. With every online purchase including Red Dress Beads, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association.
Go Red For Women gives you the power to significantly reduce your risks. Red is the color for women and heart disease, and wearing red shows your commitment to this movement for the future health of all American women. Take positive action - make red your color and help save women's lives. For more information on the Go Red for Women program, please visit www.goredforwomen.org. Shop our Red Dress Awareness items.
Sacred Selections - Adoption
Sacred Selections mission is to financially assist Christian couples whose hearts and homes are open to loving and raising a child in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. The dream of parenting does not have to be constrained by limited financial resources. The foundation, its board and many generous donors are committed to using the blessings we’ve received to assist in the wonderful effort in creating a Christian home and family. To learn more please visit www.sacredselections.org Shop our Sacred Selections Awareness items.
Teal Ribbon Beads - Ovarian Cancer - National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
The mission of the NOCC is to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer. The Coalition is committed to improving the survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer. More than 20,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and approximately 15,000 women die annually from the disease. For more information please visit www.ovarian.org Shop our Ovarian Cancer Awareness items.