THE STORY BEHIND OUR NAME

Why Is It Called CaraKit?

Care

English
/ker/

embodies “what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone”

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Cura

Italian
['kura]

draws on the founder’s Italian heritage and denotes caregiving for oneself and loved ones

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Cara

Irish[/ˈkɑːrə/]

encompasses both the English and Italian definitions as well as meaning “friend” in Gaelic

HOW CARAKIT STARTED

Experience Is Key

It all began when a working mom of two young kids received a breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 44. 

She was lucky to be surrounded by an incredible network of generous friends and family who wanted to help but didn’t know how. The trouble was, she didn’t know, either. 

It was after going through chemotherapy, three surgeries, and 30 rounds of radiation that she realized she wanted to help other women in the same situation—along with their family and friends. And so she founded CaraKit with a friend who had been impacted as a cancer caregiver as well.

Now staffed by a passionate and talented team, CaraKit is based in Los Angeles, bringing a bit of luxury, comfort and hope to every kit.

Our Team of Warriors

Our Commitment

Because all of us at CaraKit have a personal stake in this fight, we’re extremely passionate about what we do. We’re also proud to stand behind our core values, which we consider our promise to you.  

First is our belief in doctors and modern medicine. All of our advice, and even some of the product suggestions for our boxes, have come from doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, nutritionists, and other health professionals. We love them, we trust them, we follow what they say—and it has helped us thrive.

Second is our commitment to product curation. We’ve hand-selected every item in our boxes based on recommendations from real women going through active treatment, or by trying them while in treatment ourselves. While not every product may work the same way for you, we encourage you to try them, to ask your doctors any questions, and to email us at support@carakit.com if you’ve been through treatment and found a product you loved.

Third is our desire to acknowledge and mitigate the cost of our boxes. While we believe in the benefits of a comprehensive kit with high-quality products, we know that those products can be expensive. That’s why we offer group purchasing and installment plans. And we guarantee that every collection—packaged in our beautifully illustrated boxes with individual “how to” cards—is cheaper than buying and shipping each item separately.