About

Mission

To bring smiles and solidarity to those affected by cancer, one kit at a time.

About the Founder

Sonia Su of Kits to HeartSonia Su was diagnosed in January 2018 with an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Over the course of a year, she relapsed twice and received her last treatment in March 2019, when she was admitted for CAR T-cell immunotherapy. Sonia was so surprised to see a sweet care package left on her hospital bed from a former patient, resolving to pay the kindness forward. During spring 2020, Sonia spent her final semester of graduate school at Georgetown University to launch Kits to Heart. Follow @SoniaSu_ on Twitter and Instagram. She can be reached at sonia@kitstoheart.org.

About the Organization

Take it from a three-time cancer survivor: The cancer journey is often a lonely one—full of anxiety, distress, and uncertainty. Yet, well-intentioned friends and family have no idea what to offer to cancer patients, and hospitals aren’t able to offer adequate material and psychosocial resources during and after treatments.

Kits to Heart distributes thoughtfully designed, curated cancer care kits at hospitals and cancer centers in the Baltimore/Washington Metro Area community, as well as ships directly to patients nationwide.

Sonia uses her experiences and interactions with patients and social workers to pack the kits with informational resources and comforting products compatible with various cancer treatments. Just like receiving a care package from a survivor gave her hope and inspiration to pay it forward, we can inspire hope at the most difficult moments of treatments.

Board Members

Kalpesh Patel, Angel Investor and SCORE Mentor

Kevin S. Boyle, Sr., Chief Executive Officer of Kuur Therapeutics

Steve Mei, Secretary

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 Female Founder Collective