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 27, 2017

Community Service...

A sample from our second donation from the Student Council at Westwood High in Austin, Texas!
Thank you!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Beautiful blue...

Our thanks to Trinity Mission Critical in Pennsylvania for these cranes and crane strings    
-----with a theme of blue!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

From a friend...

From Los Angeles--from an anonymous friend of Cranes for Cancer...thank you!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Neatly organized...

Thanks to the members of Alpha Phi Omega at UCSD for these special 1,000!  

Incredible string...

Thanks to the students at the University of Delaware in Newark for this incredible crane string!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Continuing service...

For the second year in a row,  students at Langley High in McLean, VA have chosen Cranes for Cancer as part of their service learning efforts.   Thank you so much!  

Saturday, May 6, 2017


Cranes with ribbons of hope, support and awareness...from our creative friends at the Grace Episcopal Church in Connecticut.  Thank you so much for your ongoing support!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Continuing support and service...

A second donation of amazing cranes from USC Alpha Phi Omega in Los Angeles!  
Thank you for your support!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Paper and cranes...

Thank you, Suzannah, for the origami paper and lots of amazing cranes!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Patterns, colors and sizes...1000!

Thanks to the Evans Family for 1,000 of these amazing cranes!