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, February 17, 2017


Thanks to the members of the Boston University Asian Student Union for these small cranes, in such lovely color palettes. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Our thanks to Katelyn and Sam for these perfectly folded, beautiful cranes!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Thank you, students!

Eleven bags of amazing cranes in a huge box--1,071 to be exact---from students in grades 4 & 5 at Pick Elementary School in Alabama!  Our thanks to their teachers, too!

Saturday, February 4, 2017


Inside a big box filled with various colors and sizes, two large string cranes!  Thank you, Courtney!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

What variety!

Some gems among a wide variety of sizes, styles, colors, papers...a bit of everything!   
Our thanks to Julia in California!


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Wonderful and beautiful...

Here are a few of the incredibly beautiful cranes that Martha sent us!  Thank you so much!


Thank you to the members of Alpha Phi Omega at the University of Southern California 
for their service to others!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Happy and colorful...

Our thanks to Lena for these bright and cheerful!

Flowers and angels...

Among the 500 cranes we received were these unique ones, from our friends at Grace Episcopal Church in Connecticut!  Thank you!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Incredible and unusual...

Among these expertly folded, incredible cranes were some unusual and beautiful paper designs!  Thank you to D!