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.

Saturday, October 13, 2018


Thanks to our amazing friends at the Grace Episcopal Church in Windsor, CT for their 15th donation!  Among the 700 cranes we received this week were many beautiful new paper designs, and many uniquely crafted favorites! And a belated happy birthday to Tom who organizes this group effort!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Continuing support...

Our thanks to the Hinkle Family (San Diego) for their third donation and continuing support!

Monday, October 8, 2018


Our sincere thanks to Cecilia from Berkeley who made these 1,000 cranes during her own bout with cancer, and now shares them with others.  So glad you are well now!  Best wishes for continued good health!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Fun through service...

Our thanks for these “fun” cranes,
and for your service to others.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018


With special thanks to Lisa from the British West Indies for 200 interesting and beautiful cranes!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

A loving tribute...and friendship

Former employee Randy Aybar started this paper crane project at his workplace, Cisco Systems in Milpitas, CA,  for his sister, Melanie, who has since passed away from leukemia. Randy’s Cisco I0x team members completed the beautiful 1,000 cranes below to honor Randy, Melanie and all those in need of the good luck and friendship that the crane legend offers.  Thank you for your generosity and caring commitment, and to Ting for organizing the project.  More about Randy’s passion for origami cranes and his journey can be found at:

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Amazing colors...

Thanks to our friends at Humana Miramar Florida for this huge box of amazing, colorful cranes!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Time to give...

While recovering from surgery, young Gillian in Colorado, used her “down” time to create over 1,000 amazing colorful cranes, from interesting paper designs!  We are so impressed with your kindness and willingness to give to others at this time, with the hope of bringing peace and joy.  Thank you!

Saturday, September 8, 2018


From Hawaii, Mika sent these amazing cranes--lovely colors, patterns, and a variety of sizes!  Thank you so much!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Adding beauty...

Among the 700 cranes from our friends at the Grace Episcopal Church in Windsor, Ct. were 50 cranes crafted from paper with beautiful Japanese designs.  Thank you for your continuing support and creativity!