Helping women battling all forms of cancer to feel strong and beautiful during and after cancer treatment.
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 bright lipstick) 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. IMPACT Since 2013, Fighting Pretty has sent over 8,000 Pretty Packages to women battling cancer in all 50 states and twelve countries globally. We now also work with hospitals/treatment centers to donate Pretty Packages and universities around the country to start student ambassador chapters.