Sunday, April 18, 2010

3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . Blastoff!

Come May 14, when the space shuttle blasts off, my little space dog bead will be aboard - can you believe it? I'm still in shock. But my space dog looks like he's ready to go. My dog bead was chosen as one of a handful (about 8 ounces total) of beads to ride along on the next space mission. It was all made possible through Beads of Courage, and there's more information on it HERE. Basically, all the beads that are blasting off are space themed and geared toward kids. Then, when they return to earth, they'll be distributed to children who are in the Beads of Courage program, which supplies beads to children undergoing treatments in the hospital. And although the rocket and alien beads I submitted won't be headed on a space mission, they'll still go to children in the hospital, so everybody wins. One question I have - do you think space dog will get to stick his head out the window?


  1. Oh wow! That's really great news! Congratulations! What a wonderful thing for you to be part of a very memorable event.

    We think all your entries are winners!

    -Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

  2. WooHoo!!! Congratulations Lauren! I am so excited for you.

  3. that's awesome! congrats!!

    the booker man's mama

  4. GREAT NEWS!! Glad to hear there will be a dog in space :-))

  5. This is the coolest thing I have heard in a long time. Congratulations.