Here at Fighting Pretty, we are very fortunate to have a Board that is passionate about our cause, supports everything we do, and truly loves empowering women battling cancer. Alyssa Gawlinski is one of our newer Board Members who really hit the ground running once she joined, so we sat with her and chatted about what it means to her to be on our Board.
1. What does Fighting Pretty mean to you?
"Fighting Pretty symbolizes the power to provide support and empowerment to women across the globe who are fighting their most challenging battles. It's about passionately championing awareness and instilling in all that a cancer diagnosis should never diminish the beauty and strength of these remarkable women. Always remember, you have unwavering support, even when it may not be immediately visible."
2. How did you learn about Fighting Pretty?
"In 2019, I was introduced to Fighting Pretty, not long after losing a truly remarkable colleague, mentor, and friend to her own battle with cancer. As many may have experienced already or will come to learn, what began as a simple introduction to an extraordinary organization has evolved into a personal commitment to contribute all that I can to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who have been affected by cancer."
3. Why did you want to get involved with FP?
"My journey with Fighting Pretty began when I sent a Pretty Package to a dear family friend. From that point on, my enthusiasm for both the organization and its potential to make a positive impact on people's lives continued to grow. I felt a deep desire to be part of this organization because I saw boundless opportunities to bring positivity into the lives of those affected by cancer. One of the things that makes Fighting Pretty so meaningful to me is its inclusive approach, representing individuals with all types of cancer at any stage. There truly is no other organization quite like ours, and I am proud to be a part of it!"
4. What’s your favorite part of working with FP and being on the board?
"There are numerous aspects of my involvement with Fighting Pretty that I truly cherish. Those who know me are aware that my mind is always buzzing with thoughts about the future, our next steps, and how I can seamlessly integrate my connections, local businesses, and the incredible individuals who support my endeavors into our growth. I hold a strong belief that life guides us to our destined places, and within Fighting Pretty, I've found a nurturing haven brimming with boundless love and unwavering support, not only for myself but for every individual impacted by cancer."
Alyssa, we are so incredibly grateful for all that you have done, and continue to do, to help us empower women battling cancer. Your drive, kindness, and passion are inspiring and we are thankful to have you on our Board!