Story: Health advocacy and self-help

Beads of courage

Beads of courage

In the early 2000s the Child Cancer Foundation of New Zealand ran a programme called Beads of Courage. Young cancer sufferers got a necklace with their name spelt out in beads. Every time they had a treatment or met another challenge a bead was added. Kavahn Taumatauka (6) and Claudia Little (5) are wearing their beads at a colouring-in competition in Auckland in 2010.

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Rosemary Du Plessis and Anne Scott, 'Health advocacy and self-help - Child health organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 August 2022)

Story by Rosemary Du Plessis and Anne Scott, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 17 Jul 2018