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

Sunday, September 25, 2016


                 Thanks to a Cranes for Cancer friend in Canada for sending these exquisite cranes.

Sunday, September 18, 2016


Thanks to our friend, Rita,  and the summer reading program at the Kearney Public Library in Nebraska who inspired employees at Farmers and Merchants Bank to create and send together these 1845 cranes!  Amazing community work!

Friday, September 2, 2016

In remembrance...

For children everywhere...


Saturday, August 27, 2016


                   Tom honors his mother!

Saturday, August 20, 2016


Two ten-year old girls in Colorado were inspired after reading "Saduko and the Thousand Paper Cranes”;  thank you for sharing your passion with us!

Thursday, August 18, 2016


Thank you, Beth (7 years old) and Josh!!
(Love the Tootsie Pop wrapper!)

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Good luck from Ireland!

Absolutely beautiful strings with complementary tiny cranes in orange and purple designs from Michaela in Arklow, Ireland!   
Thank you so much for finding us---such as small world!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Service to others...

Cranes for Cancer is honored to be one of the service learning opportunities for students at Langley High School in McLean, Virginia.   Thank you!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Superb Craftsmanship...

Thanks to Danielle in South Carolina for 1000 superbly crafted, small cranes!  Amazing work!