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

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Neat...and organized!

A special thank you to the members of the Asian Students in America Club at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN for these incredible packages of 250 cranes each - total 1,000!

Thursday, November 24, 2016


Thank you, Brittney, for these lovely cranes!  

Friday, November 18, 2016

Beautiful designs...

                     Thanks to Carmen for these expertly crafted cranes in amazing designs!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Wow!  Three amazing boxes from our friends at the library of Canton High School in Illinois, with a
            special contribution from the wedding of Quentin & Ashley!   Thank you!

Sunday, November 6, 2016


   Thanks to  caring friends, teens and 3rd graders working together at “New York Cares’!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Amazing talent!

Someone at the Grace Episcopal Church in Connecticut is incredibly talented in the craft of origami!!
Thank you for sharing these special cranes with us!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Made with love...

Thank you for these beautiful cranes:
                                          Hannah, Allison, Paisley, Salet, Brynn, Charity, Brandon, Tasha, & Elaine

Cranes for Peace

In celebration of International Peace Day--from our friends at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia!


Sunday, September 25, 2016


                 Thanks to a Cranes for Cancer friend in Canada for sending these exquisite cranes.

Sunday, September 18, 2016


Thanks to our friend, Rita,  and the summer reading program at the Kearney Public Library in Nebraska who inspired employees at Farmers and Merchants Bank to create and send together these 1845 cranes!  Amazing community work!