There is an old Japanese tradition that 1,000 origami paper cranes will bring good luck. Cranes for Cancer's mission is to provide baskets or vases of 1,000 cranes to cancer patients. The 1000 cranes bring hope and uplift spirits. We
've been doing this for about 18 years, but we NEED HELP! You can help by: 1) Donating money for supplies 2) Donating origami paper 3) FOLDING CRANES.

If you know of a person who is in need of 1,000 origami paper cranes, please send an e-mail and we will send your dear friend or family member 1,000 paper cranes of hope and healing.

Contact Information and

Please send cranes to:

Karen Grinfeld
11140 N. Canada Ridge Drive
Tucson, AZ 85737

Friday, January 13, 2017


Just a sample of the lovely cranes that Shannon sent from Ontario, Canada!  Thank you!

Two more...

Two more boxes from Sarah (delivery delayed)...incredible!   Thank you so much!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Powerful and beautiful..

For her 3rd donation to Cranes for Cancer,  Sarah created these amazing cranes--strong colors in a variety of designs and sizes. Thank you so much!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Rainbow colors...

Thanks to 4th grader, Sahith, for these amazing, colorful cranes!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Personal touch...

A sample of cranes, some with a personal touch from the Teen Leadership Corps of the East Regional Library, Wake County - North Carolina.  Thank you!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Cheerful 800...

800  colorful and cheerful cranes from Michelle!  Thank you!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Bold and striking colors...

Thanks to Tomoko, his family and friends for sharing their talent!

Sunday, December 11, 2016


               Extraordinary origami from members of the Grace Episcopal Church in Connecticut!

(And thanks, too, for 600 other cranes)

Fun animal designs!

          Small cranes from paper with fun animal designs!  Thank you, Chelsea, for these cute ones!

Colors and more...

                 Thanks to the Sisters of Alpha Pi Phi Zeta Chapter in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada!