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

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Amazing designs!

We received a box full of cranes made from paper with these incredible and most unusual designs!  Our thanks to the LDS Youth in Duvall, WA!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

A world filled with hope...

All the way from Singapore to Cranes for Cancer in Arizona---these fabulous and incredible cranes were created by Anmi, hoping to put smiles on the faces of everyone touched by them.  Thank you so much, Anmi, for your talent and generosity (and the terrific packaging)! 

Saturday, January 6, 2018

One thousand and more...

Our thanks to Amy from Irvine, California for sending:
one thousand fabulous cranes
perfectly folded
in so many sizes 
and so many colors.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Talented craft...

Our thanks to Jen and her daughter in Claremont, CA for hands-on teaching of the origami craft to 8-12 year olds who made this incredible crane string!

Spreading hope around the world...

From the Guild of Students at the University of Birmingham in Great Britain...decorated cranes for hope;  thank you so much!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Peace and hope...

To share Sadako’s story with its lessons of international peace, friendship and hope, the Gorham Interact Club of Gorham High School in Maine created these beautiful white origami cranes, and sent them to us.  

Thank you for your good work and service!

Sunday, December 17, 2017


At age 12, Nellie of Steuben, Maine, has already learned the value of giving to others.  
Thank you for your generosity!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Oh so many...

Friends in Auburn, Maine sent three big boxes of amazing cranes!  Thank you so much!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

So pretty...

Philanthropy chair, Lanae, sent these pretty cranes from the members of Alphi Phi Omega at the University of Southern California (USC).  We are so grateful for your service!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Wishing you well...

Denise (bottom of photo) received 1,000 origami cranes from our Cranes for Cancer community.  She and her friends hung them in her hospital room as she recovered from surgery for neuroendocrine (NET) cancer, a rare cancer.  We send our best wishes to her for hope, strength and healing.