Kara Kenan is a technical writer, blogger, content writer and editor, and has taught college level writing and literature courses for nearly a decade. Since being diagnosed with stage IIIa Invasive Ductal Carcinoma at the age of 35 and later discovering she was BRCA2 positive, Kara has been actively involved in the local breast cancer community, volunteering and supporting events that raise awareness and funding for financial assistance for local women and men with breast cancer. During treatment, she recognized the difficulties patients face in trying to get reliable information about treatment, side effects, and alternative and supplemental options that could improve quality of life during and after treatment. Recognizing that, although a wealth of resources are available, navigating them can be overwhelming, Kara was determined to help other survivors embrace life, connect, and learn. With the support and thoughtful contributions of friends and fellow survivors, Tricia, Felice, and Christy, Kara developed the Thrive program’s educational curriculum. She is so excited to share Thrive with the breast cancer community here in Southeastern NC. Thrive’s complete curriculum offers wellness education opportunities for mind, body, and spirit care for breast cancer patients, survivors, their caretakers and loved ones.