Community Involvement

Bottles of Hope

The Bottles of Hope project was started in 1999 by Diane Gregoire, a cancer survivor and polymer clay artist. Polymer clay is used to decoratively cover small glass medicine bottles that are then given to cancer patients as a symbol of hope. Bottles collected at the CAPCG meetings have a small message of hope attached and are then distributed to local hospitals. The guild also has a supply of empty glass bottles for members to take home and decorate for this project.

For more information about Bottles of Hope, please visit their site at

Beads of Courage

The Program is a resilience-based intervention designed to support and strengthen the protective resources in children coping with serious illness. Through the program, children tell their story using colorful beads as meaningful symbols of courage that commemorate milestones they have achieved along their unique treatment path. Beads collected at the CAPCG meetings are sent to the Beads of Courage headquarters and are distributed to participating hospitals across the nation.

For more information about Beads of Courage, please visit their site at