Fighting Pretty kicks off She Leads week

Volunteers assemble care packages Monday night to send to women battling cancer. (KATU Photo)

A weeklong celebration of women kicked off Monday night in Northwest Portland.

She Leads is hosting events every night this week in honor of International Women's Day on Thursday.

On Monday night, it was the Fighting Pretty Packing Party.

Volunteers assembled care packages to send to women battling cancer.

The nonprofit hopes the encouraging messages and gifts give someone a boost when they need it most.

“No matter what stage they're at in this cancer journey, the Fighting Pretty Package is relevant because it's not about you as a cancer patient, it's about you as a woman, a strong, amazing, beautiful woman," said Kara Skaflestad, founder of Fighting Pretty.

If you want to help but couldn't make it Monday night, Fighting Pretty is always looking for donors and corporate sponsors.

Thirty dollars will fund a single package for someone battling cancer.

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