To complement our fundraising activities, the YAB conducts service-oriented events and programs to provide much-needed emotional support to the children and families battling brain tumors.
The YAB helps fund the Beads of Courage program at Lurie’s brain tumor clinic. Through the program, patients collect beads that are color-coded to symbolize different procedures and treatments received. These beads give the children enrolled in the program a visual and tangible display of their personal journey, strength and perseverance.
Throughout each year, the YAB hosts parties for the patients and families of Lurie Children’s brain tumor clinic. At these events, we socialize with the families, doctors and nurses, do arts and crafts with the kids and serve a meal donated by local businesses. It’s a great way for us to connect with the patients we’re dedicated to serving and hopefully brighten their days!