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 email@example.com to learn more
januaryValentine Care Package Assembly
februarySt. Patrickís Day Care Package Assembly
marchQueen for a Day at Chapman University, Delta Queen
aprilEaster Care Package Assembly, Feed-a-Family Social Media Fundraiser
may . june . july40 Acts of Service Challenge (earn a commemorative pin!)
augustSummer Party for Patients and Donors at Beckstrand
septemberPower of 40 Social Media Fundraiser, Halloween Care Package Assembly
octoberSchool Coin Collection Campaign (make sure your school participates!)
novemberChristmas Care Package Assembly
decemberBELIEVE Program Wrapping and Deliveries
ways to get involved
become a memberEmail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more
school coin collectionHelp 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 email@example.com.
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 birthdayInstead 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
run, walk or ride for Team BeckstrandMake Mini Pearls the benefiting charity for your next race! Set up your page at crowdrise.com/beckstrand.
start a fundraising page onlineGo to crowdrise.com/beckstrand. Name your event or campaign MINI PEARLS so we know itís you.
volunteer your timeJust email us at email@example.com and weíll tell you about upcoming opportunities.
attend our eventsPurchase tickets to any Beckstrand event to show your support.
arrange a bake sale or car washThese are some of the easiest ways to fundraise for Mini Pearls. Make some posters, spread the word, and let us know your plans at firstname.lastname@example.org.