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.

Thursday, November 24, 2016


Thank you, Brittney, for these lovely cranes!  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Karen and everyone who has donated to Cranes for Cancer ..... I am humbled and honored to have received my box today "A gift of 1,000 Cranes". These will be presented to my dear "pink sister's" family at her memorial service.. She loved "all things Japanese". I learned to make origami cranes for her ... just before she passed away (in hopes I could teach her) however, unfortunately, that day never came. Her family was right beside her every step of the way as she valiantly battled breast cancer ... and are so deserving of the "gift of 1,000 Cranes". The beautiful card you enclosed reads "In keeping with the ancient Japanese legend that 1,000 folded cranes make wishes come true, these cranes bring best wishes to you for strength, hope, health and healing". I hope and pray that these beautiful cranes bring comfort and all these things to her family and those in attendance at her upcoming service.
What a beautiful ministry ...thank you again to everyone who took the time to fold with love.