Sending hope and healing to all,
---Karen and Julie

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 in making cranes.

AND, 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: There is no charge or any fees, although 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.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020


Another box of 800 fantastic cranes from our friends at Grace Episcopal Church in Windsor, CT!  We so appreciate their steadfast dedication!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Small and mighty...

Our thanks to Sophia of Santa Cruz, California for these incredible cranes--so small, yet perfect for our gift boxes to those in need!

Monday, May 25, 2020

In memory of Dezare...

A good friend and long-time donor to Cranes for Cancer, Paula (left) shares this special photo to honor the memory of her friend, Dezare, 
at a cancer support event this past year. 

Friday, May 15, 2020

Enduring support...

Another amazing shipment of 500 cranes has arrived from our friends at Grace Episcopal Church in Windsor, CT.  We are so grateful for their continual support and caring commitment! (with special thanks to Tom)

Sunday, March 22, 2020

“Choose Happy”...

“Choose Happy” are the latest uplifting cranes (as a tribute to a special dog, Mindy) from our friends at the Grace Episcopal Church in Connecticut.   We are grateful for their latest donation of 800 cranes which includes many favorite paper designs, unique flower-back cranes, foils, ribbons and messages of hope.   Thank you so much for your continued support!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Thank you for caring!

Thank you Salesforce Japan!!  We received a fourth donation from our friends at Salesforce Japan in Tokyo, with 75 individuals expertly creating and labeling a separate bag; for a total of over 2800 cranes!  Among these, we found some unusual, special cranes: “clear” (cellophane) paper cranes, and two-headed cranes.  We are so impressed and grateful for each and every caring contribution!

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Two is magic...

     For her 2nd donation to Cranes for Cancer, Skyler from Southern California sent two big boxes containing 2,000 amazing cranes, many in papers from Japan with unusual, beautiful and exciting designs.                                   
      Thank you so much for your excellent work and service to the community!

Friday, February 21, 2020

Happy colors and designs...

Our sincere thanks to Grace from Colorado for these amazing. expertly folded cranes in happy colors and designs, with many special gold foil cranes!  Impressive work!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Teamwork which cares...

From Humana in Tampa, Florida, Angela, made these 250 uplifting, colorful cranes as part of their virtual team volunteering project.  Thank you SO much!

Monday, February 10, 2020

Bright and cheerful...

Thank you, Angel, and our friends at Humana, Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky for another donation of these bright and cheerful cranes!