In the ancient Japanese tradition of senbazuru, it is said that anyone who receives 1,000 origami cranes will be granted one wish of good health. In February, Bruins Fighting Pediatric Cancer (BFPC) and National Residence Hall Honorary True Bruin Chapter (NRHH at UCLA) hosted their 7th annual Cranes for Cancer. This event is dedicated towards spreading awareness about pediatric cancer and helping to grant pediatric cancer patients’ wishes come true. The group wants these children who are suffering from cancer to know that people love and care about them. Everyone was welcome to join in on the cause, whether you were a professional at the art of crane folding or learning for the first time. Each 1,000 cranes that were folded was placed inside a shadow box to be delivered to a child undergoing cancer treatments at the Mattel’s Children’s Hospital UCLA. It was truly a heartwarming experience to see video clips capturing the moments of a child’s eyes light up when they received one of the crane-filled boxes.
Third Year Bruin Belle