Shawnee Mission Faces: Liz Benditt, founder of The Balm Box and four-time cancer survivor

Liz Benditt’s startup, The Balm Box, is functional gifting and self care for cancer patients. And it’s really taken off since she launched it during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a survivor of four separate bouts of cancer, Benditt understands what her customers actually need during treatment.

Originally from southern California, she earned her bachelor’s in broadcast film communications from Boston University and earned her Master of Business Administration, focus in marketing, from University of Southern California.

Benditt has worked in many marketing executive roles for several companies, including Hallmark, Barkley and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City. She also teaches marketing classes at the University of Kansas.