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 add him/her to the list, on right.

Contact Information

grinfeldk@comcast.net and julie@brain-grow.com

Please send cranes to:

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

Friday, July 3, 2015

Learning the art of origami…

At age 8, students at the CU Science Discovery “Art of Origami” class shared their creations with us!   Thank you!


Monday, June 29, 2015

Tessa’s designs…..

Two shoeboxes hold 1001 tiny, colorful creations, by Tessa!    Thank you!


A sampler….

Thank you,  Scarborough Community Services in Maine,  for a variety of cranes!


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Big ones; little ones

“Sending paper cranes, prayers, well wishes and happy thoughts.”  
            Hilton High School,  AP Calculus students




                                                                       Thank you!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Colorful strings!

Natalie’s meticulous strings of 1000 cranes---so well-organized, too!  (thank you)


Cards and cranes…


   Thanks to the middle school students at Urban Promise Academy for their second donation!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Amazing…and so beautiful!

In awe of Jessica’s incredible work!


The art of cranes!

Lots of tiny cranes hidden among these four large bags created by the Art Club of Great Neck South High School…thank you for 673 cranes!


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Inspired by Sadako’s story….

Created by Hampton-Dumont (Iowa) 6th grade students, their parents and teacher…thank you for caring!





Saturday, May 30, 2015

Love these cuties!

So impressed with 450 of these little cuties!  Thanks, Raman!