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

Please send cranes, with your name and return address to:

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

Sunday, June 17, 2018


Our thanks to the 7th and 8th graders and their teachers at Campbell Hall in Studio City, CA for these colorful cranes!

Saturday, June 16, 2018


Ashley from North Carolina found her own personal inspiration by making these cranes to help and inspire
others.  Thanks so much for sharing!
(love the tiny cranes, too!)

One thousand plus...

Three big boxes contained over 1,000 cranes in a wide variety of colors. geometric patterns and interesting designs from the 8th grade students at Boeckman Middle School in Farmington, MN.  Wow!   Simply amazing!  Our thanks to you and your teacher!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Bringing hope...

Our thanks to the 6th graders of Pioneer School in Sacramento, CA for these incredible 1,000 cranes on strings!  The students hope they bring happiness and hope to someone in need.  Special thanks to their teacher, Candace, for leading this amazing endeavor! (and finding the largest shipping box ever!)

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Colors galore!

We received two big boxes from Jennifer in Mill Creek, WA with these colorful cranes in many different sizes.   Thank you so much!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

For good health...

A big "thank you” and shout out to the caring students and their teacher at Foothills Elementary School in Colorado Springs, CO  for creating incredible strings of 1,000 cranes! (only a few shown in this photo--they filled 3 boxes)
And 39 hand-made get well cards were included!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Continuing support...

Another donation of 600 cranes from our friends at Grace Episcopal Church in Connecticut included these special cranes from the Deacon.  We continue to be impressed with your creativity and dedication.  Thank you for your continuing support!

Monday, May 14, 2018

With good wishes...

Shawn and Tara from Pennsylvania sent a huge box of over 2,000 cranes on many long strings which served as decorations and good wishes their wedding.  Thank you for sharing your joy!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Two more...incredible!

A second box arrived from Nicole (see post below) with two more amazing continuous cranes strings (senbazuru).  We are so impressed!  Thank you, Nicole, for sharing your talent with us!