OUR MISSION Helping women battling cancer to feel strong and beautiful during and after cancer treatment.
OUR HISTORY Fighting Pretty began after our founder, Kara Skaflestad, was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer at the age of 26. While going through extensive cancer treatment, Kara received a pair of mini pink boxing gloves from a friend’s mom, also battling cancer. Those gloves reminded her to never give up; but it was her inner strength, accented with a touch of bright pink lipstick that kept her “Fighting Pretty.” After Kara’s “fight” was over, she sent her strength and her gloves (along with some make-up) on to another woman battling cancer, and thus, the first Pretty Package was born. The original pink boxing gloves have been passed on to a total of five women battling cancer, but the strength of Fighting Pretty has gone on to thousands.
OUR IMPACT Since 2013, Fighting Pretty has helped over 11,000 women battling cancer feel strong and beautiful in all 50 U.S. states and 12 countries globally. Fighting Pretty has been featured on the Today Show, has collaborated with well-known cosmetic brands such as GLOSSYBOX and Thrive Causemetics, and was given the honor of ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange to help raise awareness of our mission.
- We connect with college communities through our college brand ambassadors at the Ohio State University and University of Missouri at Columbia
- We engage over 100 volunteers every year
- We reach over 10,000 people daily on social media networks
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