Lema J Design is a supporter of the Karma for Cara Foundation. K4C was founded in 2012 by Cara Becker and her family while she was receiving treatment for leukemia. The foundation educates and inspires youth to engage in community service and provides assistance to patients and families dealing with cancer.
Lema J designed a Special Edition Karma for Cara Cuff, in Cara’s favorite orange color. For each special edition sold, a second cuff is donated as a gift of love and hope to a leukemia patient.
If you know of a patient undergoing leukemia treatment who you think would like to receive and wear a Karma for Cara Cuff, please complete this form.
We look forward to hearing the stories of the brave women who receive these cuffs and that they feel the same love, joy and empowerment that we feel in designing, making and giving them.
About the Karma for Cara Foundation
The Karma for Cara Foundation is a non-profit founded by 21-year-old Cara Becker and her family while she was being treated for leukemia at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in October of 2012. Cara had always been involved in community service since a young age, and she and her family saw a tremendous need to support other patients who were going through the same challenging treatment. Tragically, Cara passed away in December 2012 from complications from leukemia. The Karma for Cara Foundation has the threefold mission:
- To promote and support youth engagement and service to others in communities throughout the United States.
- To work to reduce the suffering of cancer patients and their families.
- To recognize and reward individuals and organizations that are having an outsized impact in service to others due to their passion, energy and smarts.
Though Cara passed away, her memory and her dream of helping others live on as Lema J and the Karma for Cara Foundation continue to strive to make even a small difference in as many lives as possible.
The Karma for Cara Foundation is currently working on a handful of exciting projects, including: printing and distributing “Cara Cookie Volunteers” children’s book, instituting Karma for Cara Clubs in high schools, awarding microgrants for kids completing community service projects, developing a short documentary, partnering on volunteer efforts with Living Classrooms Foundation, expanding its nursing recognition award program and supporting organizations that benefit cancer patients and their families.