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

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Community service…1400

Thank you, Amy, for these 1400 amazing cranes and for teaching and sharing the wonder of the cranes!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Beautiful and unusual...

Found these beautiful cranes among the many sent by Melani.  Thank you!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wishes fulfilled...

Anna’s cranes helped fulfill her wish, and now she wants to share them and bring good luck to others.  Thank you!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

In memory….

With condolences from the Cranes for Cancer community, 

In memory of

Linda Murrish
1000 cranes donated by her co-workers and friends

Monday, August 31, 2015

Community Service…

Keanna’s 1000 expertly folded, small cranes--her 2nd donation for high school community service Thank you!!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

2nd graders add variety...

Thanks to the 2nd grade students (and their teacher) of St. Paul the Apostle School in Los Angeles for 1000 cranes in various sizes, colors and interesting patterns!   Here are just a few examples.


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Colorful designs

With thanks to 10th grader, Christine, for 1000 colorful designs!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

A big THANK YOU to Girl Scouts of NE Texas, Troop #873 for organizing a school wide project, creating 2,000 cranes on strings! (just a small sample shown).  And, we are truly grateful for their generosity to Cranes for Cancer with a financial donation of 10% of their cookie sales.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

“Anyone Can Be A Hero”

Our thanks to Rita, her staff, and all the participants in the Kearney Public Library (Nebraska) Summer Reading Program for sending us these 2,157 cranes.  This is the 3rd year of the library’s participation, and we appreciate the continued support.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

“Musical” uplift...

Thank you, Elizabeth, for these unusual “musical” paper cranes!