When the diagnosis is breast cancer, where can a young mother turn when she has no family nearby to help with childcare and other support?

What if insurance won't cover a critical medication, a healing therapy, or a vital service?

When breast cancer arrives, the demands of the disease take over a mother's life with chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, and recovery. How does a woman with a family manage her everydsy responsibilities while dealing with the major challanges confronting her as a patient?

Karen Dove Cabral Foundation steps in with financial support, improving quality of life for young breast cancer patients in need. We help mothers be stronger today to meet the burdens of treatment and recovery while striving to raise a family.

Our Story

CLICK HERE to see a 5-minute video introducing our foundation and revealing how we help young mothers confront breast cancer.  (Our thanks to WTTW's award winning Senior Producer, Jay Shefsky.)

Our Mission

The Foundation provides direct assistance to financially challenged young women with breast cancer. We strive to provide access to daily unmet needs such as integrative medicine, pain medications, childcare, oral chemo, travel expenses, and more. Our passion is to assist breast cancer mothers to be stronger today, so they can live their lives to the fullest.

Our Vision

Our goal is to increase the number of breast cancer patients we help each year, making a real difference in the lives of mothers and families.

We thank these generous supporters!

The Karen Dove Cabral Foundation continues to reach out to organizations for grants and support. We have received funding from: AT&T, Allstate Insurance, Byline Bank, CTS Financial Group, Central High School of Burlington IL, Edge Volleyball Club, First Bank & Trust Evanston, Genentech USA, Inc, Harrison's Poultry, Illinois Bone and Joint Institute LLC & Dr. Eric Chehab, Lyons Township H. S. of LaGrange IL, The MathWorks, Inc., Metamorphosis Spa, The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem, Northview Bank & Trust (a Wintrust bank), Schaefer's Wine, Food, & Spirits, Trustmark Foundation, and Woman's Club of Evanston. We are energized by these affirmations of our mission.

Our foundation has received recognition and publicity for our work from Today's Chicago Woman, Whole Foods, Marie Claire, Make it Better, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.  We are most grateful for the raising of awareness they have provided.


We are there with financial help for mothers in need dealing with breast cancer.

We fill the gaps: 

• oral chemotherapy • child care

• pain medication • housekeeping

• meals • healing therapies

• transportation • and more…

You Can Make a

Big Difference!



Thank you!