Kara Ciocca has an intimate relationship to the Know The Glow campaign. As Megan Webber’s sister and Aunt to Benjamin Webber, Kara was the first to notice the Glow in Benjamin’s eye after finding it in photos she’d taken during a family vacation. Kara had heard about the Glow years before and was able to help guide Benjamin to care but was surprised to learn that so few knew about the dangers associated with the Glow in photographs. Kara’s connection to Benjamin has made her passionate about helping spread the word about the Glow to help others find treatment in time.
Graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in Marketing in 1993, Kara moved to Chicago where she started working for Ivex Packaging Corporation as a marketing Support Specialist in their Consumer Packaging Division. In 1997, Ivex Packaging Corporation became a public company and Kara became a Manager in their Investor Relations Department.
After moving with her husband to Kansas City in 1999, Kara retired from Ivex and started her family. Staying at home with her three children, Kara has had the opportunity to pursue many volunteer opportunities at both her children’s schools as well as in her community. Some of those opportunities include sitting on the grade school PTO board, chairing the school’s annual auction, participating in the Fine Arts Board at the High School, acting as auxiliary member of the Kansas City Malta Chapter and member of the Patron Committee for Catholic Charities of NE Kansas.
Kara has become the Community Outreach Manager for the KnowTheGlow campaign and interacts daily with families across the globe on behalf of KTG. She is an integral part of the organization.