United4theCause is a non-profit organization founded by Karen White, Ed.D. Her journey to building the organization began May 10, 2011 when diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) at age 51. In response to Karen's diagnosis she began researching best treatment options and survival strategies.Karen found TNBC to be a new and aggressive form of breast cancer that disproportionately impacts African American women. Tall, short, skinny or fluffy women with big or small girls (breasts) can be diagnosed with breast cancer. Women ages 13 to 91 have been diagnosed with TNBC. Why? No one knows. What we know for sure, TNBC is aggressive. Early detection is the key and if diagnosed, one must take action. Characteristics of TNBC are unique as this breast cancer subtype does not have the traditional biomarkers (Hormones -ESTROGEN, PROGESTROGEN, and HER2) that is typically found in other cancers. Successful treatment for TNBC consists of the 3-PUNCH KNOCKOUT- chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. After extensive research, meeting with numerous oncologists, surgery, 8 rounds of chemotherapy, and 30 radiation sessions. Karen is a 12 year Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor. Praise God!!!
Thankful to God for the miracle of restoring her health, Karen is dedicated to sharing her testimony and serving others as a Cancer Care Minister. She has a passion for educating women on breast cancer awareness, preventive measures via motivational speaking engagements, individual coaching and facilitating a monthly support group. Additionally, Karen is a trained/pending certified Christian Life Coach with a specialty niche in Women - Breast Cancer Survival, Leadership Development, achieving Life Goals. Karen has also served as a Hospital Chaplain under the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program.
United4theCause, a faith based breast cancer organization is committed to raising breast cancer awareness, promoting early detection, saving lives and supporting TNBC research studies. United4theCause philosophy of service is built on the By Our Love model (designed by our founder) and the Ministry of Healing book.
United4theCause has a Board of Directors consisting of ex officio Board Members, God-fearing survivors, supporters, and health and administrative professionals. United also has 25 chapters (located from the California North to the Tennessee border) comprised of dedicated members engaged to achieve United's mission by showing servantship: compassionate care, empathetic listening and understanding and total presence to those on the cancer journey.
United4theCAUSE is a faith based ministry support group for individuals impacted by breast cancer and cancer subtypes. United’s mission is to educate, elevate, and empower.
women impacted by breast cancer
Resources and Forms
Need a speaker on breast cancer awareness? To invite Dr.White or a representative from UNITED click HERE
If you want to UNITE with us or to be added to our mailing list, this is the form for you. Click HERE
This digital resource packet was presented at our 9th Annual Retreat and consists of resources beneficial to the spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional parts of life. Click HERE
Words of Life
This resource is a list of books helpful for the breast cancer journey and improving quality of life. Click HERE
Looking to trim your tax bill for 2023? United4theCause, is a 501c3 charitable organization and donations assist breast cancer patients in obtaining the best level of care and services.Click HERE
UNITED’s weekly prayer call is a time to share heart-felt concerns, petition requests to God, and encourage each other on the pink journey.
UNITED provides cancer patients with wisdom tomake decisionsregardingtreatment options. United also shows emotionalsupport by offering Caching, weekly support meetings and annual retreats.
Through monthly webinars, UNITED promotes community awareness of breast health care, daily maintenance, preventive measures, monthly self-breast examinations, annual mammograms, and early detection as key components to ultimately enhance the quality of life and increase survivorship. Special trainings are also provided.
We will notify survivors of available survivor grants and UNITED scholarships.