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

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The colors shine!

Thanks to the girls at LDS in Syracuse, Utah for these happy, multi-color cranes!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

A roadmap to healing...

                                               Thank you, Jessica, for these special cranes!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Thank you!

Our thanks to the students of Cove 8 at UCLA!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Just three of Sandra’s strings, and...

We are grateful to the very talented Sandra for her third donation to Cranes for Cancer:  10 strings and lots of individuals.  Simply amazing!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Thanks, Jacqueline, for these exquisitely folded, beautiful cranes.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Large and small…

Thanks to the students and faculty of Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School for their generous donation of 1018 cranes!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Every crane counts...

Thank you, Lawrence!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Most unique!

The most unique crane we have received.  A special thank you to the talented person at Westwood High in Austin who created this amazing crane!


Thanks to the Student Council at Westwood High in Austin, Texas for these special cranes!


Just one of the seven amazingly brilliant crane strings crafted by Tricia!   Thank you!