Beads of Courage Supports Lourdes Foundation
By WestKyStar & Lourdes Foundation Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The GFWC Kentucky Benton Woman’s Club presented Lourdes Foundation with a $1,000 donation to be used for the Beads of Courage program. Members raised the money through their Paint the Town Pink tee shirt sales.

Benton Woman’s Club Treasurer, Darla Doss picked Beads of Courage as the recipient because of a friend who has gone through the program.
“The club wanted to do something different this year to help kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” says Darla Doss, Benton Woman’s Club Treasurer. “My friend is a breast cancer survivor and when she told me about Beads of Courage, it seemed like a perfect fit for our club.”

Through the Beads of Courage program, women being treated for breast cancer at Lourdes Women’s Center can record, tell and own their journey of courage with colorful glass beads.

“Every bead of courage tells a story of strength, honor and hope, and that resonates with adults,” says Courtney Leneave, Lourdes Women’s Center Nurse Navigator. “We are pleased to be able to give our women something so beautiful and tangible to honor and acknowledge their treatment journey.”

Lourdes is the first hospital in the region and the second hospital in the country to pilot the adult Beads of Courage oncology program.

Published 07:45 AM, Saturday Nov. 11, 2017
Updated 07:53 AM, Saturday Nov. 11, 2017

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