Heart Friends

Heart Friends is a community volunteer organization of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta which supports many initiatives that enhance the lives of children and their families through our many fundraising activities and events. Children's, a not-for-profit organization, relies on the genreous support of the community and friends is a large part of that outreach. We hold an annual Bowling event that funds the Beads of Courage program at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
The Beads of Courage program is an arts-in-medicine program that uses beads as powerful doses of medication. Beads of Courage help children facing life-threatening illnesses RECORD, TELL and OWN their stories of COURAGE.
Children receive beads for every treatment procedure and milestone that they encounter. A child can tell you what every single bead on their sometimes 1,000 bead strand signifies, from blood draws, nights in the hospital to hair loss and transplant. Their beads help them tell their story and HONOR and RECOGNIZE their COURAGE. You may find out more about this program by visiting http://www.beadsofcourage.org/.
I am one of the Co-Chairs for Heart Friends and would love to tell you more about our group! If you would like more information about getting involved with Heart Friends please email me at mharvey1907@yahoo.com and I would love to tell you how you can get involved!