There is an old Japanese tradition that 1,000 origami paper cranes will bring good luck. Cranes for Cancer's mission is to provide baskets or vases of 1,000 cranes to cancer patients. The 1000 cranes bring hope and uplift spirits. We
've been doing this for about 18 years, but we NEED HELP! You can help by: 1) Donating money for supplies 2) Donating origami paper 3) FOLDING CRANES.

If you know of a person who is in need of 1,000 origami paper cranes, please send an e-mail and we will send your dear friend or family member 1,000 paper cranes of hope and healing.

Contact Information

Please send cranes, with your name and return address to:

Karen Grinfeld
11140 N. Canada Ridge Drive
Tucson, AZ 85737

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Lisa's Japan Trip

Hey everyone! Lisa (my sister) visited the peace crane monument in Japan - dedicated to Sadako, a little girl who developed leukemia from atomic radiation. It was Sadako who started the tradition of making cranes to bring hope to people with cancer. Here is a picture of some of her original cranes. Lisa couldn't take pictures in the museum, but it is from a postcard. So cool Lis!

Also, Lisa bought a paper cutter. So another way you can help is by donating old scraps of paper - any kind - wrapping paper, scrapbook paper, etc etc. and we will cut it into squares. This will make our cranes more interesting!!!

Thank you Lisa for my gifts: Some origami paper from Japan in a beautiful box, chopsticks with pictures of cranes on them, and ceramic origami crane chopstick holder. I love you.

1 comment:

crystalstream309 said...

Me and my class have been a similar thing to you. We folded 1000 paper crances in two hours in a senbazuru, and will donate it to the nearest hospital, along with the money we raised. Cranes are so symbolic, don't you think??