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 and

Please send cranes to:

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

Saturday, August 27, 2016


                   Tom honors his mother!

Saturday, August 20, 2016


Two ten-year old girls in Colorado were inspired after reading "Saduko and the Thousand Paper Cranes”;  thank you for sharing your passion with us!

Thursday, August 18, 2016


Thank you, Beth (7 years old) and Josh!!
(Love the Tootsie Pop wrapper!)

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Good luck from Ireland!

Absolutely beautiful strings with complementary tiny cranes in orange and purple designs from Michaela in Arklow, Ireland!   
Thank you so much for finding us---such as small world!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Service to others...

Cranes for Cancer is honored to be one of the service learning opportunities for students at Langley High School in McLean, Virginia.   Thank you!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Superb Craftsmanship...

Thanks to Danielle in South Carolina for 1000 superbly crafted, small cranes!  Amazing work!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Messages of hope...

Specially crafted cranes, with messages of hope...thanks to our friends at Grace Episcopal Church in Windsor, CT

Friday, July 15, 2016

Global friends...

Here’s a sample of lovely cranes from the pupils at the Kirkstone House School in Baston, Peterborough, United Kingdom.  Thank you for sending these across the ocean!

Thursday, July 14, 2016


For the 4th year in a row, wonderful cranes from our friends at ALTC in Maine!  
Thanks so much for your continuing support!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Angel friends...

     Among the 300 neatly folded and packaged cranes, we received two origami Prayer Angels from
               our friends at Grace Episcopal Church in Windsor, Connecticut.   Thank you!