Thousand Paper Cranes
On August 6, 1945, during World War II, the U.S. military dropped an atomic bomb on a city in Japan, Hiroshima. The bomb destroyed 90% of the city and killed 80,000 people; more died later because of the radiation.
Story of the Peace Crane
Sadako Sasaki was 2 years old when the bomb hit. When she grew, she got leukemia "the atom bomb disease". She was shown a paper crane and was told that if you found 1,000 paper cranes and was told that if you folded 1,000 paper cranes, you wold be granted a wish. she thought that she would get well again so she made over 1,000 paper cranes. She died on October 25, 1955
1,000 Cranes of Hope Project
1,000 Cranes of Hope collects wishes of patients, caretakers, healthcare providers, and Millennium and Takeda employees who want to fight against cancer.