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

We worked with St. Jude's Children's Hospital to form a team for their Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer fundraiser! Despite the pouring rain, we still had so much fun running the 5k together. We raised a total of $310 donated directly to St. Jude and we're excited to continue working with them in the future.

National Cancer Survivors Celebration

June 1, 2018

A huge thank you to Houston Methodist West for inviting us to be a part of this amazing celebration! With a barbecue lunch, line dancing, and a live country band, this celebration allowed everyone to "Give Cancer the Boot!" We talked to many cancer survivors and gave out all our "Put a Cap on Cancer" hats! We are excited to work with the many other cancer organizations we connected with at this event.

Spring Caps and Blanket Drive

In May 2018, SOAR branched out with our first delivery to adults with cancer! We delivered personalized "Put a Cap on Cancer" hats and blankets to Houston Methodist West Hospital. Our executive team brought 60 items for these patients.

May 30, 2018

Soar Benefit Concert

February 25, 2018

The SOAR Benefit Concert was the biggest event of our organization! With tons of generous donations from many individuals, we were able to raise almost $9,000! For more information about our performers and pictures from this event, please visit our benefit concert page

Christmas Gift Wrapping

November/December 2018

SOAR gift wrapping was a success! We ran 6 gift wrapping shifts in November and December at Barnes and Noble (Westheimer.) We took customers' gifts and wrapped them so that they are ready to be placed under the Christmas tree, in Christmas stockings, or given directly to their loved ones. Though our service was free, we raised almost $650 from tips and donations! We would like to take a moment to recognize executives Alexis Ofori, Christina Ofori​, Rahul Mathilakath, and Crystal Wang,​ and members Vincent Kim​, Megan Ngai, Dustin Nguyen, Raumeen Seifi, Callum Clark, Natalie Atkinson, Celeste Chamaa, Maria Amador, and Michael Ma for volunteering at this event.