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, March 19, 2017

Incredible silver strings...

Our thanks to the Rutgers University Leadership and Experiential Learning program and their 
director, Brittany, for sending these incredible strings with 1000 cranes which were made by
students at their inspirational leadership conference, as one way to leave their mark on the world.             Thank you for sharing with us!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Paying it forward...

             Hope and her family sent these cranes to pay it forward for the 1,000 cranes their friend,  
                                                  Gina,  received from Cranes for Cancer.  😊

Monday, March 13, 2017

Every contribution counts!

Thanks to Layna and Crystal for these special cranes!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Thank you, Yingxia, for these terrific cranes--so lovely and so well-made!

Friday, February 17, 2017


Thanks to the members of the Boston University Asian Student Union for these small cranes, in such lovely color palettes. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Our thanks to Katelyn and Sam for these perfectly folded, beautiful cranes!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Thank you, students!

Eleven bags of amazing cranes in a huge box--1,071 to be exact---from students in grades 4 & 5 at Pick Elementary School in Alabama!  Our thanks to their teachers, too!

Saturday, February 4, 2017


Inside a big box filled with various colors and sizes, two large string cranes!  Thank you, Courtney!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

What variety!

Some gems among a wide variety of sizes, styles, colors, papers...a bit of everything!   
Our thanks to Julia in California!


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Wonderful and beautiful...

Here are a few of the incredibly beautiful cranes that Martha sent us!  Thank you so much!