Our Partners in Courage

In 2011, Palermo Heart to Heart began supporting the Beads of Courage Program at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, but that was only the beginning of our strong partnership with the program, which provides innovative arts-in-medicine opportunities to children who are coping with serious illnesses, their families and the wonderful people who care for them.

The Beads of Courage Program strives to transform the treatment experience, strengthen patients and give them resilience while improving their quality of life.

The children are honored with these small but powerful tokens for all they endure throughout their treatment process. And the best part is, they have a visible way to share with others their incredible stories of courage.

Today, Palermo Heart to Heart serves as the regional sponsor to make the Beads of Courage program possible in the following wonderful hospitals:


Janet Weis Children’s Hospital at Geisinger
The Beads of Courage Hematology / Oncology Program, Camp Program and Sibling Program
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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
The Beads of Courage Hematology / Oncology, NICU and Bone Marrow Transplant programs
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The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center
The Beads of Courage Chronic Conditions Program
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Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital
The Beads of Courage Hematology / Oncology and NICU programs
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