At the age of 26 years, our founder Kara was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. After facing extensive breast cancer treatment, Kara realized she wanted to go through this ordeal by “Fighting Pretty”—with a smile on her face, lipstick on her lips, and strength in her heart.
It was a pair of mini pink boxing gloves given to her by her best friend's mom, Meg O'Hanlon, another breast cancer survivor, that always reminded her to stay strong and never give up.
A family friend was diagnosed a few years after Kara finished treatment. Kara knew she needed to send on her strength. So she sent her the gloves, and that woman sent them on to five more women.
Now, through Fighting Pretty, Kara sends on her strength to thousands of women battling all types of cancer every year!
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Take a look at some of the women who are truly Fighting Pretty!
2300 SW 1st Avenue
Portland, OR 97201