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 to:

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

Thursday, November 16, 2017

So thoughtful...

Our thanks to Humana Health Plans North Florida for providing 1,310 colorful cranes and sending them in a large plastic bin (great storage!).   We so appreciate your service and thoughtfulness!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Something new...

Our friends from Grace Episcopal Church in Connecticut continue their creativity with new combinations and designs. This 9th donation includes “black and white, foils, and Frozen” 
paper cranes, among the 700 cranes we received.   Thank you so much for your support!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sharing and caring...

Ninth-grader Nessa from Ontario, Canada and her friend, Zimri, have shared the cranes of happy memories they’ve made over these past few years, and included a special note of friendship and encouragement for those with cancer.
       “I hope you enjoy (these cranes) and they give you some hope and joy.  I want you to know that
         even though I don’t really know you, I think that you are very brave and I believe in you.
         Feel better and feel confident because you are worth a lot, and you have the potential to soar
         above the clouds and do amazing things just like one of these cranes.”

Thank you, Nessa, for your beautiful words and caring cranes.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Big and bold...

This huge box of cranes arrived from the Bothell Stake YW Campers!  Thank you!!!!

Monday, October 16, 2017


We appreciate this contribution from the members of Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Service to others...

Our appreciation to the
Westwood High School Student Council
 in Austin, TX
for their good work!


Thanks to Katelyn for this second donation of cranes, with a sample shown here of some
 interesting paper designs!

Sunday, September 24, 2017


Thanks to an anonymous friend in Virginia for many of these!

Thursday, September 21, 2017


Thanks to Miyaki in Massachusetts for a bag full of these bold and colorful cranes!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Five in a row...

For the past five years, the Kearney Public Library in Kearney, Nebraska has folded cranes as part of their summer reading program, and Cranes for Cancer has been the beneficiary of this good work.  This year we received two huge boxes containing 1,990 cranes, along with a note and photo of a basket of 1,000 cranes they made and distributed to a local participant’s family member.  So inspiring!   Thank you to all, and especially to “super” librarian, Rita, who has spearheaded this effort for all five years!   We are ever grateful for your support --“to lift the spirits of cancer patients.”