“Beads Of Hope” Raise Cancer Awareness

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January 27, 2011  
Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

By Kaylee Griffin 

On early release day January 26th, the Friends of Rachel Club and all art teachers began making “Beads of Hope” in Mrs. Hopper’s art room 1134.  Everyone was invited to help. Bead making started around one and ended around three.

The beads were made in honor of Freshman, Peyton Agnew, and sell for around $1-$10.  All of the proceeds will go to the Children’s Cancer Society.

Alex Cass, Hannah Kennedy, and Pam Vrana make "Beads of Hope"


The beads were made of either porcelain or baked clay. The colors and designs varied.  The materials needed in order to make the beads were generously donated by the Art Department.  Letters of leather were also available to be purchased and put on your beads after they were finished.  When the bead makers were done with their beads, a FOR member or an art teacher helped them string their beads into bracelets. The bracelets are perfect for Valentines Day, Birthdays, or just a little special something for someone.

Who started “Beads of Hope”? Beads of Hope was started by former RHHS student, Peyton Agnew.   Agnew was diagnosed with cancer and used her passion for jewelry making to start “Beads of Hope.”  Agnew would make the beads and then sell them. The money that she made went to the Children’s Cancer Society to help other children with cancer.

Agnew is currently in ICU at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.  To send her well wishes, click here.  Type 12th Floor in the room number, and an ICU nurse will print it out and give it to her.

If you are interested in learning more on the Beads of Hope event or Friends of Rachel, the next meeting is on Febuary 22nd, at 8 a.m. or 4 p.m.


One Response to ““Beads Of Hope” Raise Cancer Awareness”

  1. adviser on February 8th, 2011 6:29 am

    Update: Friends of Rachel Club will be selling the Beads of Hope on Monday, February 14th during lunches.


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