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Crane-Making Folds Hope Into Helping

make_a_wish_logohi-resEkata Martial Arts and Fitness will host "Origami for Wishes" on Sunday, December 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Participants will learn how to make origami stars (stars are the symbol for the Make-a-Wish Foundation) and origami cranes (symbols of hope and good luck). Both the cranes and stars can be used as tree ornaments.


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As part of Ekata's ongoing philanthropy projects, 85 percent of the proceeds from the even with go directly to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Origami for Wishes is open to children and adults. Cost to attend is just $15. Space is limited; RSVPs are required.

Make-a-Wish Foundation grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Since 1980, more than 250,000 wishes have been granted.

For more information about Make-a-Wish Foundation,  www.wish.org; for more information about Ekata Martial Arts and Fitness, www.ekata.net.