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The created beads exceeded our goal (2,000) with 2,180 beads shipped!
Most were made of polymer clay, with about 125 made of artisan glass.
If you would like to see any pictures of the event, please check out our Facebook page.

A HUGE thanks to Polyform for their generous donation of polymer clay for beadmaking, and Ed Hoy’s International for their contribution of glass for beadmaking.

We wish to thank the following Glass Artists for sharing their talents:
Parry Pulliam, Kristina Beck, Katie Baum, Jackie Truty
Thanks to the talented Polymer Clay artists
who helped instruct volunteer beadmakers:
Marji Purcell, Millie Jackson, and Ann Duncan Hlavach

Feel like creating for a great cause? Beads can be made and collected all year! Please contact Katie,
( for bead specifications and instructions.

GCAC Beads of Courage Donation Site

We Wish to Thank the Following Oak Lawn Area Sponsors for
Supporting and Donating to our Event

Dennys Chicago Wolves Hockey Team Papa Joe’s Italian Restaurant
Millers Ale House Wolf's Bakery Petey’s Bungalow Restaurant
Oak Lawn Park District Oak Lawn Hilton New Day Spa Salon
Hooters Fox’s Arena Lanes
Jersey Mikes Cupid Candies Pappa Franks
Kenwood Liquors Christine LaRue Arts Les Brothers
Gifts of the Magpie Katie Baum Designs Fanny May
Reichman Jewelers Flapjack's Chicago Bulls
Jenny’s Steakhouse Nothing Bundt Cakes Billy Boy's Restaurant
Polyform Products Ed Hoys International Tamale Hut Café