Cranes for A Cure is inspired by Joey’s love of origami. Cranes for A Cure’s mission is to fund pediatric cancer research by selling origami crane strings and mobiles, and to provide origami cranes to pediatric cancer patients.

“The crane in China and Japan is one of the mystical or holy creatures. Paper cranes are traditionally given as a wedding gift and can also be given to a new baby for long life and good luck. Hanging them in one’s home is thought to be a powerfully lucky and benevolent charm.” Cranes bring hope and uplift spirits.


  1. Donate money for supplies.
  2. Donate origami paper, beads, ornaments, etc. You can buy origami paper here.
  3. Send us folded origami cranes! We need a lot of them! We need folded origami cranes made with 6″ and 3″ square paper or the size between them. Preferably, cranes made with pattern paper.

    Please keep the cranes folded when sending them. You don’t need to open them up. You can send us strings or individual crane. We will put them into beautiful origami mobiles or strings to deliver to children who are fighting cancer or sell them to fundraise!
  4. Send us any origami creation you make!

We can use them as ornament, addition to the crane mobiles.

Step by step with pictures


We are selling these origami cranes strings and mobiles in community fundraising events made by talented volunteers to fund pediatric cancer research. Our volunteers turn the origami cranes into absolutely gorgeous arts: strings, mobiles, beads, ornaments of balloons, balls… Everything is hand-made. They are a perfect gift for any occasion – Easter, baby shower, birthdays, Mother’s Day, anniversaries – whenever you wish to present that special person with something unique and meaningful. Please send cranes to:

Kathy Liu
13572 Lopelia Meadows Place
San Diego, 92130