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SOAR (Students for Oncological Aid and Relief) is a student led, non-profit organization. We recognize that cancer patients are forced to fight a vicious battle, a battle that they should never have to fight alone. Our mission is to bring joy to cancer patients across the nation; for while we can't cure the disease or alleviate the pain, we can show them that they are not forgotten. Our goal is to distribute care packages to hospitals through fundraising and philanthropic projects. Recently, we have branched out to other forms of cancer relief ranging from thanking the under appreciated hospital nurses to helping families who have conquered their battle with cancer celebrate their victory. We are constantly looking for new ways to help.


SOAR has recently become a national organization with chapters forming in California, Kansas, Massachusetts, and Texas. Find out more about our chapters on our Chapters page.

So far, we've raised over $50,000 in both monetary and physical donations. To learn more about what we've done, please visit our Previous Events page.​

 "It was really amazing to see the turnout and support for the [SOAR Benefit Concert]"

Audrey Luttmann, St. Jude's Children's Hospital Representative

Why Cancer?

  • Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the US

  • Each year 12.7 million people discover they have cancer and 7.6 million people die from the disease.​

  • The National Cancer Institute estimates overall annual costs for cancer at $107 billion

  • About 1,228,600 new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed

What's in a Care Package?

We strive to bring joy to cancer patients by giving them love filled care packages. Inside them we include any number of the following:

  • Fuzzy Socks

  • Magazines and Books

  • Lip Balm

  • Toothbrush / Toothpaste

  • Journals / Coloring Books

  • Colored Pencils and Crayons

  • Hand Sanitizer / Moisturizer / Tissues

  • Card Games and Toys

  • Stuffed Animals

  • Lots of Love! Notes and drawings from our dedicated members.

How to Help

Lend a hand to our cause by joining our organization, starting a chapter in your own school, sharing this page with your family and friends, or donating to our cause. Our upcoming events page shows other fundraising events and donation/sponsorship opportunities you could participate in.

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