My name is Lizzie, I'm 10 years old and in the 4th grade.
I like origami and drawing, and littlest pet shop. I love Hello Kitty too.
I have 3 sisters and 2 brothers. My little sister Becca gets her finger poked sometimes to make sure her sugar level is ok. My mommy has some friends whose kids are sick with diabetes, and I wanted to do something to help, so my mommy and I came up with the Cranes 4 a Cure. I want to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. My sister is lucky, she doesn't have diabetes, but a lot of kids do, and it isn't fair. Anyone can get juvenile diabetes, you don't have to have a family history. I think they need to find a cure fast so the kids who have it can be needle free, I don't like needles.

So I guess you want to know what Cranes 4 a Cure is.
It is said that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish. Sometimes relatives or friends fold the cranes for someone who has an illness in hopes for recovery or a long life.

My goal is to raise $1,000.00. For every dollar I raise, I am going to make an origami crane and put the name of the person who sent me that dollar on the wing. Then I am going to string all the cranes together and give it to the juvenile diabetes foundation with all the money I raise. Then my wish will be to find a cure. Please help me help those kids with this bad disease. My mommy says she will take a picture of every crane I make and post it here for everyone to see. For more information, please email my mommy, her name is Jenny. A dollar isn't a lot, but it can make a difference. I hope to get some pictures of kids you can help soon.
Thank you.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cranes 855 - 869

Cranes 855-859 are Giulia and Roberta

Cranes 860-864 are John and Ethan

Cranes 865-869 are Kathleen and Bonnie
I've been helping my mommy string the cranes.  They look so neat hung up. We are hanging them in the art room until March 29th, that's when I am going to the JDRF Walk for a Cure Kickoff Party and giving them a check and the cranes.   April 7th my school is having a garage sale for Relay for Life, the lady in charge said I could have a bake sale, so I am. All the money I make will go to JDRF.  
I am also going to sell the sneakers there.  They are $1.00 each.  I hope a lot of people come.  I can't wait until mommy takes pictures of the cranes so I can show you.  If you want a sneaker in your name, you can use the chip in up on the right hand side.  Thanks!

1 comment:

  1. Do you need any baked items for your bake sale?
    cupcakes, brownies, cheese cake, cake pops, decorated cake??? let me know if I can help