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.
I've been doing this for about 18 years, but I 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 I will add him/her to the list, on right.

Contact Information and

Please send cranes to:

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

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Pretty cranes from Melanie!   Thank you!

Friday, April 11, 2014

All the way from Down Under

These cranes come from occupational therapy students at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.  I love that some of them are colored and they come in all colors and sizes.

Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication.

Mom and I continue to feel awed and appreciative of all the kind donations worldwide.

Skype Cranes

This is a cool story:  Leah from Oregon and Kyle in Illinois made cranes together via Skype.  Here is a sample of them.

Thank you so much Lueah and Kyle.  We think it's a cool project to do with friends, no matter where you are.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Cranes Donation

Thank you Becki and Erin and Kylee for your donation of 1000 cranes.  They're fantastic and we really appreciate your hard work and effort.

Cranes for Cancer

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Jennifer is an Origami Goddess

Jennifer from Texas sent FOUR.... yes FOUR boxes of cranes!  Not only did she send cranes, but she also sent various other origami projects she does, including boxes, balls, and these pretty flowers.
I'm beyond grateful, and also very impressed.  Thank you Jennifer for you dedication and support of cranes for cancer.  Mom (Karen), thanks for taking these great photos!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Cranes from Japan

These cranes arrived to mom's house all the way from Takasaki Japan!  Thank you Rebecca.  The cranes are gorgeous.  They remind me of the origin of the crane-making tradition and of Sadako's courage in the face of her horrible cancer.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Amazing Cranes from Amazing People

Recently we received these cranes made by some generous people in Texas!  Thank you Betsy for sending these photos.  It's really nice to see who is behind all the wonderful crane donations we get.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Cranes for Margaret

Today I gave Sam 1,000 cranes for his sister Margaret, who is very sick.  Margaret, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Much love,

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Look at these Cuties!

These cranes were folded by the Dempsey Center.  What's so cool about them is that they're colored by kids!  The kids who were too little to fold drew on the paper, and then older kids and adults folded them.  Great idea!  Thanks so much.

Julie and Karen

Amazing Cranes

These cranes were sent to us by Nicole B.  Mom (Karen) took these great shots!  We're so impressed at how neatly folded they were.  Nicole, you're quite a folding expert!  Thank you for your generous contribution.

Julie and Karen