News Releases


Aug 14 2014

Friends of Karen Sends Kids Back To School With Smiles

“The boys were so excited and thankful for the box of x of school supplies they received today as were mommy and daddy...thank you for everything and for making our lives that much easier while dealing with eveschool supplies they received today, as were mommy and daddy. Thank you for everything and for making our lives that much easier while dealing with everything else we have going on in our lives.” 



Aug 5 2014

Paul Barger Elected to Friends of Karen Board of Directors

Friends of Karen has announced that Paul Barger was elected to its Board of Directors. 

Mr. Barger is an attorney whose practice focuses on children with special needs. He often represents families in disputes with a New York or New Jersey public school district, trying to secure the services that will best help a child succeed.



Jun 30 2014

Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera Lights Up Friends of Karen's Gala


“An Evening in Venice” Benefit Honors Ari and Becki Fleischer, CNN’s John Berman is Emcee

Friends of Karen, a children’s charity, had one of its most successful events ever with its June 14 gala “An Evening in Venice” benefit, raising $370,000 to help hundreds of children battling cancer or another life-threatening illness in the New York Tri-State Area.



Jun 23 2014

Take a "Journey of the Heart" with Friends of Karen to Help Children with Cancer


Children’s charity hosts bike tour in New England countryside

On September 26, riders will mount their bikes and pedal off for a weekend in the late-summer beauty of Connecticut and Massachusetts.


May 12 2014

Yankees Legend Mariano Rivera Leads Lineup for Friends of Karen Gala


"An Evening in Venice" Benefit to Honor Ari and Becki Fleischer; CNN's John Berman is Emcee

     Yankees legend Mariano Rivera will be honored with Friends of Karen’s Humanitarian Award at the charity’s gala benefit “An Evening in Venice” on June 14, 2014, at the Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club.  The award is in recognition of Mr. Rivera’s varied activities to help Friends of Karen’s children, from donating autographed baseballs and caps to visiting the home of a youngster battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma to cheer him up.



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