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 add him/her to the list, on right.

Contact Information

grinfeldk@comcast.net and julie@brain-grow.com

Please send cranes to:

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

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!



Sunday, July 12, 2015

Joy and hope...


Thank you, Cynthia!



From an anonymous friend of Cranes for Cancer….

We thank you for these incredible cranes!


Friday, July 3, 2015

Learning the art of origami…

At age 8, students at the CU Science Discovery “Art of Origami” class shared their creations with us!   Thank you!


Monday, June 29, 2015

Tessa’s designs…..

Two shoeboxes hold 1001 tiny, colorful creations, by Tessa!    Thank you!


A sampler….

Thank you,  Scarborough Community Services in Maine,  for a variety of cranes!


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Big ones; little ones

“Sending paper cranes, prayers, well wishes and happy thoughts.”  
            Hilton High School,  AP Calculus students




                                                                       Thank you!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Colorful strings!

Natalie’s meticulous strings of 1000 cranes---so well-organized, too!  (thank you)


Cards and cranes…


   Thanks to the middle school students at Urban Promise Academy for their second donation!