Cranestorm–Wishes in Flight

This will be a two hour event. The Brain Injury Assoc of MN has open hours to help fold paper cranes. This is definitely a family friendly event, so feel free to bring children along. the building is at the dead end and is at the left side of the road. On the front of the building it says KEG HOUSE with the address in the lower part of the sign, you will know you have the right place and at looking from the street is the side of the building is a coffee shop name is SIP Coffee shop this is another good way to know that you have found the right building. An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. The crane in Japan is one of the mystical or holy creatures (others include the dragon and the tortoise), and is said to live for a thousand years. In Asia, it is commonly said that folding 1,000 paper origami cranes makes a person's wish come true. In keeping with the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota's mission to enhance the quality of life and bring the promise of a better tomorrow for all people affected by brain injury, we are seeking your help in creating Cranestorm–Wishes in Flight. Cranestorm–Wishes in Flight will launch immediately through the support of various groups like yours to help us fold and collect origami cranes. Our goal is to accumulate 100,000 cranes, and so far we have 25,000 as of November 9, 2010 one for every Minnesotan with brain injury. The cranes we receive will eventually become part of an ongoing art installation. At various events throughout the year, we will have the donated cranes on display and - when possible - crane folding activity stations. At these events, individuals can choose to honor a loved one, share a message to someone with brain injury, or make a wish for themselves or others by selecting a crane and writing on the crane's wing. Our collection of cranes is meant to convey the spirit of well-wishing while visually quantifying the number of individuals affected by brain injury in Minnesota. We also hope to raise awareness of brain injury and educate communities about brain injury prevention.

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