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.
The Legend of the 1000 Paper Cranes
Instructions for Making Cranes
Monday, October 17, 2011
THANK YOU Matherlys!
The Matherly family sent Cranes for Cancer this HUGE box of Origami cranes from their wedding. The tradition of folding 1,000 paper cranes began as a Japanese wedding tradition.
My husband and I also folded and strung 1,000 cranes for our wedding, with the help of our family and friends.
The Matherlys write:
We just got married in August and with the help of many friends and family members folded over 1,000 cranes... it would be especially poignant and meaningful to donate to your organization as we've both lost more than our fair share of family and friends to cancer.
The cranes are going to a dear friend of mine, Dayna. Dayna was my favorite babysitter. She is such a sweet, warm, caring person. She just finished her Chemo and is staying strong. We love you Dayna!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
Posted by Julie at 3:45 PM