Previous Events

Origami Valentines Fundraiser

Februrary 8th, 2021

SOAR was able to raise over $700 to provide 92 origami kits to the pediatric patients of Kapi'olani Medical Center. In this event, SOAR also created our own origami instruction videos themed around valentines day. A big thank you to our largest donors, The Pierson Family and Nathan Zou.

Children's Book Readings

November 29th, 2020

In this year's virtual environment, SOAR decided to have more events between chapters. In our first Halloween social, we got to know the members from various chapters, played Halloween trivia (congratulations Nawar Ahmed for winning!), and created virtual Halloween Cards which resulted in a donation of almost $100 to Boston Children's Hospital. 

SOAR Chapter Halloween Social

October 31st, 2020

In this year's virtual environment, SOAR decided to have more events between chapters. In our first Halloween social, we got to know the members from various chapters, played Halloween trivia (congratulations Nawar Ahmed for winning!), and created virtual Halloween Cards which resulted in a donation of almost $100 to Boston Children's Hospital. 

SOAR COVID-19 Relief Grant

August 18th, 2020

SOAR has granted $4000 to 2 individuals financially impacted by COVID-19 who have also struggled with a cancer background. Congratulations to Wendi Gonzalez and Anita Ahmad-Zai for being our recipients. Find out more about our grant here.

COVID & Cancer Online Video Series

July 1st, 2020

This summer, SOAR developed a video series featuring interviews from various oncology specialists to talk about how COVID-19 has affected our lives and cancer fields. We featured cancer survivors, nurses, cancer nonprofit founders and more. SOAR matched the fundraised money to donate $300 to the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund. Watch the recordings from our interviews and learn more about their backgrounds here!

SOAR to College Scholarship

February 20th, 2020

This year, we awarded $2000 to deserving cancer fighters and survivors from around the country. They are using our scholarship to continue their education. Find out more about our program and our recipients here.

Hospital Staff Holiday Candygrams

December 20th, 2019

This holiday season, SOAR created and delivered Candygrams to the Houston Methodist West Hospital to appreciate hospital staff and volunteers for all they do for their patients. Each candygram was personalized by a SOAR member. We were joined by the Tompkins Chapter in creating and delivering these candygrams.

Mary Kay Chemo Kit Partnership

November 2019

SOAR partnered with the Mary Kay Foundation to provide packaged chemo care kits for cancer patients. These kits include Mary Kay Cosmetic items such as hydrating body lotion, fragrance free hand cream, and a satin lips lip balm, etc. We put together 30 chemo care kits and donated them to a patients.

Youth Creators' Night Benefit Concert

August 10th, 2019

Crystal King raised $15,168.49 from her headline concert at the West Houston Chinese Church benefiting SOAR! Various youth creators came together to contribute to this cause.  Find out more on her website.

SOAR to College Scholarship

March 31st, 2019

This year, we awarded $3000 to deserving cancer fighters and survivors from around the country. They are using our scholarship to continue their education. Find out more about our program and our recipients here.

Shriner's Hospital Toy Donation

December 21, 2018

This holiday season, SOAR hosted our 2nd annual toy drive and donated to Shriner's Hospital for Children. In total we collected and purchased 180 toys including dolls, books, board games, legos, stuffed animals, puzzles, fuzzy socks, craft supplies, etc. worth over $2000.  

Shelter Donation Drive

December 15, 2018

After collecting many used/leftover items from previous drives, we realized our efforts could be used to help other communities. This Christmas season, we donated several toiletries, shirts, books, and household goods totaling 281 items to homeless shelters around the Houston area.

Family Game Night

November 16, 2018

At the Houston Methodist Hospital, we were joined by members from Obra D. Tompkins High School. We spent the night providing food and refreshments to nurses and families waiting for their loved ones going through treatment while playing games with their children. We raffled off a Whataburger package worth $300 to a lucky family in waiting.

Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

September 22, 2018