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The Crane

During Emily Gilroy's last days at Riley Hospital, her room was filled with 1,000 brightly colored origami paper cranes. The crane is a symbol of hope inspired by the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes. Emily's classmates, taken in groups to the hospital, created and hung the cranes as symbols of their love for her and their hope for her recovery. The crane is incorporated in the design of the Spirit Run logo as a symbol of our hopes and dreams for all children facing adversity and loss.

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