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1000 Cranes

.The ancient Japanese tradition of senbazuru promises that a person who folds 1000 cranes will be granted a wish, such as long life or recovery from illness.

.Many times a family or group of people come together to accomplish this labor of love.

.1000 Cranes of Hope contains the collective wishes of patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, and Millennium and Takeda employees who stand together in the fight against cancer.

.To further demonstrate this commitment, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company will make a donation for every wish made on the site to one of several professional and charitable organizations.

.By making your wish, you're adding hope—and support—to the progress we're making as a community united against cancer.

Hiroshima

.is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshu, the largest island of Japan.

. It is best known as the first city in history to be targeted by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) dropped an atomic bomb on it at 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, near the end of World War II.

.The city's name, 広島, means "Wide Island" in Japanese.

.Hiroshima gained city status on April 1, 1889. On April 1, 1980, Hiroshima became a designated city. Kazumi Matsui has been the city's mayor since April 2011.

.Hiroshima was established on the river delta coastline of the Seto Inland Sea in 1589 by the powerful warlord Mōri Terumoto, who made it his capital after leaving Kōriyama Castle .

Story of Peace Crane

.The story of Sadako Sasaki is one story that has inspired generations to pursue a peaceful and just world.



Sadako Sasaki was two-years-old when the world’s first atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, about two miles away from her home. Although many of her neighbors were killed instantaneously, Sadako survived the explosion, seemingly unscathed. However, below the surface and over the course of the next ten years, Sadako developed leukemia. Many other children who were exposed to radiation from the atomic bombs developed leukemia as well. In Japan, leukemia was known as “the A-bomb disease.” While hospitalized, Sadako began to make origami cranes. Ancient Japanese legend holds that anyone who folds one thousand paper cranes, senbazuru, will be granted a wish. Inspired by the Senbazuru legend, Sadako set out to fold one thousand cranes. She wrote, “I will write peace on your wings, and you will fly all over the world.” Sadako continued faithfully and persistently to create these symbolic birds until the disease claimed her life at age 12 on October 25, 1955.