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

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Patterns, colors and sizes...1000!

Thanks to the Evans Family for 1,000 of these amazing cranes!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Service to others...

We received these cranes from the Rutgers University Dance Marathon’s event to help kids with cancer.   Thank you students for your generosity and service, and to Nicole and Julia from the Rutgers University Programming Association for organizing this effort!

Friday, April 21, 2017

From the heart...

From the heart of New York City, thank you Resala !

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Thanks to Carmen from New Hampshire for her second donation to Cranes for Cancer! 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

True friendship...

Our heartfelt thanks to Raquel from the Dominican Republic who sent these in honor of her friend, Gina, who has returned to the U.S. for treatment.  Raquel shared our Cranes for Cancer endeavor with Gina’s friends who also have donated cranes---paying it forward for the cranes Gina received from our community.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Oh--so many..small but perfect!

Thanks to Michelle in LA for over 1200 of these gems!


Vibrant cranes from Kirke and students in Albuquerque, New Mexico in honor of Gina!   

Thank you for this wonderful tribute!

Thursday, March 30, 2017


For their fifth donation (600 cranes), our friends at the Grace Episcopal Church in Windsor, CT
sent these amazing ones!   Thank you!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

In honor of...

Katie’s cranes in honor of Kevin...a wonderful tribute!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Incredible silver strings...

Our thanks to the Rutgers University Leadership and Experiential Learning program and their 
director, Brittany, for sending these incredible strings with 1000 cranes which were made by
students at their inspirational leadership conference, as one way to leave their mark on the world.             Thank you for sharing with us!