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 and

Please send cranes to:

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

Friday, May 1, 2015

Simply amazing!

Marie’s crane strings--precisely folded and nested:  thank you for this incredible work!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Guarding cranes for safe arrival….

Beautiful butterfly cranes guard these 1000 cranes until they arrive at their destination.  Thank you, Maricopa High School National Honor Society and their service project organizer, Kailani.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Something extra...

Mallory shares the stories and meanings of 1000 paper cranes:

Thank you for this beautiful presentation!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

A big box of colorful cranes!

…bringing "brightness to someone who needs a little more light."

Thank you, Brady!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Special thanks!

Just a few of the terrific cranes from the members of the Campadre Academy JAG (Jobs for Arizona Graduates).  Thank you for your service!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

A note to Cranes for Cancer

“My Dad passed away 10 days ago.  He had cranes on his desk.  He also carried some around with him in his car because he enjoyed showing them to others.  Thanks for bringing him a little more joy during his last four months of life.”

So beautiful and unusual...

A sample of amazing cranes….thank you, Sarah Michele!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Thank you, Rotaract Club!

These colorful cranes are courtesy of the members of the Rotaract Club of Shepherd University in West Virginia.  Thank you for your service!

Sunday, January 4, 2015


Students from the Urban Promise Academy in Oakland sent cranes and cards, with messages of hope, support and encouragement!  Thank you!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Polka dots!

Thanks to the members of Alpha Phi Omega at San Jose State University for these colorful cranes which are sure to lift spirits!