who we are

Welcome to Mini Pearls, an auxiliary of Beckstrand Cancer Association (also Beckstrand Cancer Foundation) whose mission is to improve and enhance quality of life of kids with cancer. Mini Pearls is comprised of grade school-aged students throughout Orange County who are committed to getting involved in their community and donating their time to programs that enrich the experiences of kids diagnosed with cancer. Membership is open to all kindergarten through grade six students.

what we do

Mini Pearls supports and complements the program of its parent organization, Beckstrand, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides a unique combination of financial assistance and patient advocacy to those with cancer who are in the midst of treatment and struggling to cope with critical survival needs such as rent/mortgage, food, utilities, gas and transportation, health insurance premiums, medical co-payments and prescriptions.

Mini Pearls supports the funding and program development of Beckstrandís Pediatric Program, and provides care packages to pediatric cancer patients. The contents of the care packages vary throughout the year, but all are designed to inspire and uplift young patients.

why we help

In the United States, 33 children are diagnosed with cancer each day. About 2,300 die from the disease each year. Thanks to advances in medicine and treatment, these numbers are beginning to decline but the aggressive nature of the existing treatments still produces devastating side effects for children. In addition to losing hair, nausea, vomiting and fatigue patients often encounter emotional hardship due to an unmet need for educational programs, activities and services to help them recover and thrive. Mini Pearls helps to fill this gap and improve quality of life.

2014 events and activities

email minipearls@beckstrand.org to learn more


Valentine Care Package Assembly


St. Patrickís Day Care Package Assembly


Queen for a Day at Chapman University, Delta Queen


Easter Care Package Assembly, Feed-a-Family Social Media Fundraiser

may . june . july

40 Acts of Service Challenge (earn a commemorative pin!)


Summer Party for Patients and Donors at Beckstrand


Power of 40 Social Media Fundraiser, Halloween Care Package Assembly


School Coin Collection Campaign (make sure your school participates!)


Christmas Care Package Assembly


BELIEVE Program Wrapping and Deliveries

ways to get involved

become a member

Email us at minipearls@beckstrand.org to learn more

school coin collection

Help Mini Pearls and your school at the same time! Organize a coin collection campaign. We give 40% back to schools so that everyone gets the help they need. Email us at minipearls@beckstrand.org.

text to give*

Text BECKSTRAND to 80888 to donate $10. Your gift will show up on your next cell phone bill. Itís easy!

pledge your birthday

Instead of gifts, ask friends and family to make a donation to Mini Pearls for your birthday. Turning 10? Ask them to make a $10 donation. Email birthdaypledges@beckstrand.org to get started.

run, walk or ride for Team Beckstrand

Make Mini Pearls the benefiting charity for your next race! Set up your page at crowdrise.com/beckstrand.

start a fundraising page online

Go to crowdrise.com/beckstrand. Name your event or campaign MINI PEARLS so we know itís you.

volunteer your time

Just email us at minipearls@beckstrand.org and weíll tell you about upcoming opportunities.

attend our events

Purchase tickets to any Beckstrand event to show your support.

arrange a bake sale or car wash

These are some of the easiest ways to fundraise for Mini Pearls. Make some posters, spread the word, and let us know your plans at minipearls@beckstrand.org.

*Disclaimer: A one-time donation of $10.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Message and data rates may apply. Available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. By participating you certify that you are 18 years or older and/or have parental permission. Donations are collected for the benefit of by the Innogive Foundation and subject to the terms found at igfn.org/t. Privacy policy: igfn.org/p. Text STOP to 80888 to stop; Text HELP to 80888 for help.

+ photo gallery

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+ in the news

+ highlighted events

Delta Queen
Hosted by Delta Tau Delta
Proceeds to benefit Beckstrand

March 12, 2014 at 7:00pm
Memorial Hall
Chapman University
Orange, CA

General admission $10
Purchase tickets in advance at cudeltaqueen.com

+ chapter ambassadors

 Jillian Ray

Newport Beach
 Emma White
Chapter Leader
 Alyssa White

 Gabriella Eckstrom
Chapter Leader
 Allison Eckstrom

+ contact

Mini Pearls of Beckstrand
4590 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 125
Newport Beach, California 92660