Meet Kara - the inspiration behind our new Sheer Strength™ Hydrating Lip Tint (Muted Rose) shade! Kara Frazier is a breast cancer survivor, and the Founder of our long time Giving Partner, Fighting Pretty. In 2008, at just 26 years old, Kara performed her first self-breast exam and found a suspicious lump. After visiting the doctor, she was told that she was “too young to worry”, but Kara was tenacious and pushed for a closer examination. After reevaluating, they determined that she did in fact, have stage 3 breast cancer.
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. She braved a double mastectomy, eight rounds of chemotherapy, four weeks of radiation, fertility treatments, a year of Herceptin treatments, and ten years of hormone therapy. In January of 2020, Kara underwent another surgery to have her breast implants removed due to a recall on her textured, tear drop shaped, Allergan implants. She is currently "flat and fabulous" and has just reached her 11th year as a cancer survivor! A true “thriver”, Kara has now dedicated her life to helping other cancer patients through their fight by creating the nonprofit organization known as Fighting Pretty.
Kara established Fighting Pretty in 2013, to remind women battling all types of cancer, at any stage of treatment, they are strong, beautiful, fierce and amazing. Through their Strength and Beauty Program, Fighting Pretty works with hospitals, cancer clinics and support groups to provide pink boxing gloves, “clean” lipstick and inspirational coloring pages. They have impacted over 20,000 women battling cancer in 50 U.S. states and 16 countries globally.
Fighting Pretty first became a Thrive Causemetics Giving Partner back in 2018. With YOUR support, we have sent over 50,000 Thrive Causemetics products valued at more than $1 million to Fighting Pretty, to include in their cancer care packages! To learn more about Fighting Pretty, you can visit their website and Instagram page.