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

Please send cranes, with your name and return address to:

Karen Grinfeld
11140 N. Canada Ridge Drive
Tucson, AZ 85737

Friday, May 18, 2018

Continuing support...

Another donation of 600 cranes from our friends at Grace Episcopal Church in Connecticut included these special cranes from the Deacon.  We continue to be impressed with your creativity and dedication.  Thank you for your continuing support!

Monday, May 14, 2018

With good wishes...

Shawn and Tara from Pennsylvania sent a huge box of over 2,000 cranes on many long strings which served as decorations and good wishes their wedding.  Thank you for sharing your joy!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Two more...incredible!

A second box arrived from Nicole (see post below) with two more amazing continuous cranes strings (senbazuru).  We are so impressed!  Thank you, Nicole, for sharing your talent with us!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Sharing the joy...

Jo and her new husband from Berkeley, California wanted to send good wishes and share their joy by sending these beautiful crane strings (1,000 cranes) from their wedding.    Our thanks, and congratulations to you!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

An amazing senbazuru!

The incredibly talented Nicole of New York City created this impressive origami crane string, known as a senbazuru, to send good luck and good wishes!  (It’s all one continuous string!)
 Thank you so much, Nicole!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

With love and determination...

The brothers and sisters of Alpha Phi Omega-Alpha Kappa Chapter at USC in Los Angeles hope to brighten someone’s day with these 970 cranes (their 4th donation).  Thank you for your determination and love!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Pastel beauty...

Our thanks to the members of Kappa Phi Lambda at Binghamton University (NY) 
for these cranes in calming pastel colors! 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Winter creativity...

Fran and her son used their time indoors during the cold Ohio winter to think of others, and create over 1,000 cranes, folding and packaging them in layers of large and small cranes.  What a wonderful activity to benefit those in need. 
                           Thank you so much!

    Paper cranes designed for children!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Continuing to serve...

With this 4th donation of 1600 cranes, the students at Langley High have continued their service learning efforts with amazing work.  Our sincere thanks to them and to their coordinator, Betsy, for this incredible contribution, bringing their total donation these past few years to over 4,000 cranes!! 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Acts of Kindness...

Tenth-grader Miyo of California folded and organized these 1,000 cranes as her individual project, 
and special way of extending the Japanese legend of the cranes to bring kindness to others.   
Thank you so much!