As you may know, I was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer in January 2018. Thankfully, the rapid advances in medicine saved my life three times. But throughout this nightmarish period, I kept wondering, "Why do I feel so alone?"
Kits to Heart was born out of having received a thoughtful care package from a stranger when I was in the hospital and felt like I had lost all hope. This one gift inspired me to pay the kindness forward, and since starting our nonprofit last May, I am so proud to have given more than 2,350 cancer care kits and hundreds of comfy blankets to patients nationwide.
We recently learned that Kits to Heart is a finalist in three Maryland counties for a virtual pitch competition (think "Shark Tank" for social change!). Among other awards, there is an audience choice award of $10,000 for each event. I am humbly asking for you to find time in your calendar, tune in, and vote for KTH. The money we win will be used for a new art therapy program and will make a huge difference for this small nonprofit.
All three events take place 6-7:30PM ET. Please register to receive the calendar invites with the links below:
- Howard County (Tuesday, 11/9): https://bit.ly/KTH-HOCO
- Anne Arundel County (Monday, 11/15): https://bit.ly/KTH-AA
- Baltimore County (Wednesday, 11/17): https://bit.ly/KTH-BC
I know time is a big ask. But I hope you would consider donating your time to support our work to ease pain and suffering of people affected by cancer. Best of all, it is virtual so you can do it from anywhere. If not all three events, please consider attending at least one of them.
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on social media @kitstoheart if you are able to dial in and vote! Your support would really mean so much.