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 to:

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

Monday, October 16, 2017


We appreciate this contribution from the members of Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Service to others...

Our appreciation to the
Westwood High School Student Council
 in Austin, TX
for their good work!


Thanks to Katelyn for this second donation of cranes, with a sample shown here of some
 interesting paper designs!

Sunday, September 24, 2017


Thanks to an anonymous friend in Virginia for many of these!

Thursday, September 21, 2017


Thanks to Miyaki in Massachusetts for a bag full of these bold and colorful cranes!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Five in a row...

For the past five years, the Kearney Public Library in Kearney, Nebraska has folded cranes as part of their summer reading program, and Cranes for Cancer has been the beneficiary of this good work.  This year we received two huge boxes containing 1,990 cranes, along with a note and photo of a basket of 1,000 cranes they made and distributed to a local participant’s family member.  So inspiring!   Thank you to all, and especially to “super” librarian, Rita, who has spearheaded this effort for all five years!   We are ever grateful for your support --“to lift the spirits of cancer patients.”

Thursday, September 14, 2017


Beautiful and unusual paper designs among the many colorful cranes sent to us by Eunice in New York...thank you so much!

Friday, September 8, 2017


With love and blessings from the teen-age girls of the Brighton Ward congregation, 

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Gilbert, Arizona.   
Thank you!

Monday, September 4, 2017

More love...

With appreciation to our friends at the Grace Episcopal Church in Windsor, CT for sending 600 more cranes, including these special ones...

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Origami master...

“Continue to be inspiring and amazing..."
A huge donation of cranes, accompanied by some very skillful origami designs...thank you, Huong!