About Us

100% of the profits from The Fighting Pretty Shop go back to Fighting Pretty's mission of empowering women battling cancer to feel strong and beautiful.


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 sent over 8,000 Pretty Packages to women battling cancer in all fifty states and twelve countries globally. Fighting Pretty and Kara have appeared on the Today Show, partnered with well-known cosmetic brands such as Revlon and L’Oreal, and were even given the honor of ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange to help raise awareness of our mission. 90% of Pretty Packages are requested by caregivers, so we are reaching not only women battling cancer but their friends and family members too

  • 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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