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This is an example page. It’s different from a blog post because it will stay in one place and will show up in your site navigation (in most themes). Most people start with an About page that introduces them to potential site visitors. It might say something like this: Hi there! I’m a bike messenger by day, aspiring actor by

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Back to School

Quick links: Donate Online | Wish List Remember that good feeling of heading back to school wearing a new outfit and carrying your crisp, clean notebooks and sharpened pencils? Friends of Karen families are struggling to stay afloat financially and emotionally while caring for their critically-ill child. Parents tell us how difficult it is to go into a store and see healthy children

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For Health Professionals – Refer a Family

As our partner in helping families, health professionals are key to identifying families who may be eligible for Friends of Karen assistance. Here’s our process: A hospital social worker usually makes the initial referral of a family to ensure that they meet our guidelines. To refer a family, please call (914) 617-4057. After the initial referral is made, the family must

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Privacy Policy

FRIENDS OF KAREN TERMS OF USE AND PRIVACY POLICY Friends of Karen takes the protection of your personal information seriously. This Privacy Policy explains what personal information we may collect, how we may use that information, and the steps we take to ensure the information you give us is protected. It applies to personal information we collect through this website,

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Easter, Passover, Springtime Holiday Meals

This spring, please help our Friends of Karen children and their families enjoy a special Easter, Passover or other springtime holiday meal. Your donation of supermarket gift cards will help make this possible. Why gift cards? When a child is diagnosed with cancer or another life-threatening illness, parents feel like their lives are spinning out of control. Family life and

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Need help? When you learn the shocking news that your child is seriously ill, a million emotions and practical problems hit you all at once. Friends of Karen have guided families through this journey thousands of times. We are here to help. Get Involved Looking for ways to donate, volunteer or partner with us to help those in need? Contact

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Who We Serve

Friends of Karen serves families with a child (newborn through age 21) who has been diagnosed with and is actively in treatment for cancer or another life-threatening illness, who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, and who lives in one of the following boroughs or counties (for at least 12 months prior to their diagnosis): New York City: Bronx,

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Nico Nicolette Matteo

SIBLING SPOTLIGHT Born just 14 months apart, siblings Nico, 6, and twins Matteo and Nicolette, 5 have always been more like triplets. The strength of their bond was immediately apparent the first time we met them while participating in Friends of Karen’s Friends Having Fun group. They giggled together while they scrambled to find items for the scavenger hunt activity- bringing their signature

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Ways To Give

Friends of Karen depends on donations from individuals, foundations, community organizations and businesses. Please become part of our lifeline of direct support to families living through a devastating, life-changing experience – having for a child with a life-threatening illness. Please review the MAKE A DONATION page that describes the various ways you can contribute to Friends of Karen. Give in Honor of

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National Social Work Month

March is National Social Work Month. Friends of Karen social workers tirelessly commit their time and energy to help critically ill children and their families by easing the social, emotional and financial stresses of a health crisis. The work they do to improve the lives of our families opens doors to a renewed hope for a brighter future during the

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