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, May 28, 2016

Many colors, many sizes

Just a few of Sami’s colorful cranes!   Thank you, Sami,  for your second donation to Cranes for Cancer.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Around the world...

The legend of the cranes spans the globe.  Our thanks to Fiona in the United Kingdom for these special 1000 cranes!

With recognition to the “Help from Home” website where Cranes for Cancer is listed.

Saturday, May 21, 2016


Thanks to our friends at Gustavus Adolphus College
for their 2nd donation of amazing cranes!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


                   Thanks to our friends at Bryn Mawr College for these 1000 perfect little cranes!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Fun! Fun! Fun!

Thanks to Circle K International at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, for donating a huge bag filled with these fun paper designs for all ages!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The colors shine!

Thanks to the girls at LDS in Syracuse, Utah for these happy, multi-color cranes!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

A roadmap to healing...

                                               Thank you, Jessica, for these special cranes!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Thank you!

Our thanks to the students of Cove 8 at UCLA!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Just three of Sandra’s strings, and...

We are grateful to the very talented Sandra for her third donation to Cranes for Cancer:  10 strings and lots of individuals.  Simply amazing!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Thanks, Jacqueline, for these exquisitely folded, beautiful cranes.