Please Consider Making a Contribution in Honor of a Friend or Relative.
The Karen Weidinger Foundation (KWF) was established in 2004 to honor our dear friend Karen, and is dedicated to providing compassion for those affected by breast cancer.We are located in the St. Charles area, staffed entirely with volunteers and are focused on improving breast cancer awareness and early detection, as well as providing comfort and hope for families in St. Charles and surrounding communities whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.
Our most important objective, besides the patients themselves, is to keep the money we raise in the St. Charles area. The primary recipient to date of our donations has been SSM Breast Cancer Programs in St. Charles County. These funds are being used to purchase “items of compassion”, such as post-mastectomy camisoles, wigs & head coverings and “quillos”, a unique pillow-quilt combination given to women during their chemotherapy treatments. Other programs have been funded, such as yoga classes and post-treatment dietary consultation. Most, if not all of these, are typically not covered by insurance, but can immediately and dramatically affect patients in a positive way. In 2020 we also provided support to two other organizations that serve women with breast cancer in St. Charles County; Gateway to Hope and Pink Ribbon Girls. As our foundation continues to grow, so does our ability to reach out and assist more patients and more programs. Together, we really can make a difference.