There is an old Japanese tradition that 1,000 origami paper cranes will bring good luck. Cranes for Cancer's mission is to provide boxes of 1,000 cranes to cancer patients. The 1000 cranes bring hope and uplift spirits. We
've been doing this for many years, but we NEED HELP!

If you know of a person who is in need of 1,000 origami paper cranes, please send an e-mail with a name and mailing address, and we will send your dear friend or family member 1,000 paper cranes of hope and healing.

DONATE: We now accept donations through PayPal at Thank You!

Contact Information


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

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

Please send financial contributions via PayPal to:

Unfortunately these contributions are not charitable tax deductions for income tax purposes, but will help us offset the costs of shipping, printing labels, and gift cards. We do not charge, but we do appreciate any financial assistance.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Warm greetings...

Among the 800 amazing cranes we received this month from our friends at Grace Episcopal Church in Windsor, CT were these lovely holiday cranes! 
Thank you SO much for your friendship and ongoing support!  

Thursday, December 6, 2018

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness...

Our sincere thanks to the amazing patrons and staff of the Agnes Robinson Waterloo Public Library in Waterloo, Nebraska for these cranes (neatly folded and bagged) created throughout October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month---and continuing through November to reach 1,000!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

A Labor of Love...

800 Cranes for Cancer made by the 5th grade students of Rolling Meadows Elementary, San Antonio, Texas, in honor and support of their teacher, Ms. Najera, a survivor and thriver!

Thank you so much for this amazing contribution...with special thanks to fellow teachers, and our friend, Paula!

“Fall seven times...stand up eight!” (old Japanese proverb)

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Amazing number...

A giant thank you to the students and their teacher in the 5/6 Creative Living class of Westhoff School in Westhoff, Texas for this huge number of specially folded cranes!

Saturday, November 17, 2018


A very big thank you to Susan of Lake Wales, FL who encouraged her colleagues at HCS Learning & Performance, Humana Insurance, in various cities to participate in a group effort to serve others through the Cranes for Cancer project (see other postings below).  We appreciate your leadership, and the cranes you and your family contributed! 

Colorful contribution...

The amazing team of Keli, Julie, Taneka and Dan from Springdale, Ohio contributed 465 colorful cranes on behalf of HCS Learning and Performance, Humana Insurance.  Thank you so much for your time and effort!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Team support...

Supporting the HCS Learning & Performance group - Humana Insurance - Bryan of Bay City, Texas contributed these cranes!   Thank you so much!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Special cranes...

We thank Lillian of Downey, CA for these cranes, using paper with many special and unusual designs;   so beautiful! 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

More support...

We received more amazing cranes on behalf of HCS Learning & Performance, Humana Insurance.  Many thanks to Charis in Clearwater, Florida for these!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

To honor...

From our talented friend, Tom, in Connecticut...