July 21st, 2011
Join PLANET AWESOME KID on Saturday, July 30th from 1pm to 6pm in Tompkins Square Park for Day of A Thousand Cranes. Sadako Sasaki was a 12-year-old girl who suffered radiation poisoning after the bombing of Hiroshima at the end of World War II. Inspired by the legend that says a crane will grant you one wish if you fold 1000 of them, she tried to save her life by doing just that. She died trying to complete her goal. There is a memorial of her and her story in Hiroshima. For the complete story click here.
Due to the recent events in Fukushima, 45% of the children there are testing positive for radioactive thyroid glands. Through Day of A Thousand Cranes we hope to make wishes come true for children here in our local neighborhoods of New York and across the world in Japan by supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s NYC Metro Area and Japan chapters. For a minimum donation of a dollar, come fold a crane and help grant a wish for a child in need, and you will put us one crane closer to reach and exceed our goal. You can make a dream come true for a sick or dying child.
We will fill Tompkins Square Park with hope and inspiration as we connect the universal message of hope, strength and love across the globe through the love and strength of the New York community.