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
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Cranes from the Hinkle Family
Yesterday I received this beautiful box of Cranes from the Hinkle family in California. They are particularly interesting because they have fishing string attached - perfect for a cancer patient who may want to hang the cranes in his/her room or on his/her Christmas tree.
There was also an interesting book in Braille at the bottom. I hope I can find someone to read it. It will take some detective work, but I'll try to find a blind cancer patient to interpret for me.
Thank you Hinkles!!!
P.S. My cat Rhino loves the cranes. What cat doesn't love birds? He wanted to pose in this picture.
Posted by Julie at 8:50 PM