News Releases

Sep 25 2015

CNN’s Randi Kaye to Host Friends of Karen NYC Gala; Musical Guest Livingston Taylor

Panoramic views of the Hudson River, the Empire State Building and Manhattan’s fashionable Tribeca will serve as the backdrop for Friends of Karen’s “An Evening at Tribeca Rooftop,” on Thursday, October 8, at Tribeca Rooftop, 2 Desbrosses Street, New York, NY at 6:30 pm.

Aug 6 2015

Friends of Karen's Back-To-School Drive to Help 850 Local Children

       The smell of a newly sharpened pencil. The pride in a new backpack. The excitement of the first day back to school. Friends of Karen, a charity serving New York Tri-State area families caring for a child battling cancer or another life-threatening illness, has kicked off their back-to-school drive for school supplies.

Jul 7 2015

Help Friends of Karen Send Children Back To School with Smiles

Local Children’s Charity Aims to Fill 800 Backpacks for Upcoming School Year

When Kyle and Samantha’s mom saw the delivery from Friends of Karen, she was elated. Inside were the much needed supplies for her children to begin a successful school year. It was a relief for the family, whose other child, Erin, was diagnosed with leukemia.

“The last thing on my priority list, unfortunately, was getting the kids off to school with their necessary items. What a surprise when Friends of Karen stepped in with this beautiful gesture,” she said. “Not just for Erin, but for my other children as well.”   

May 14 2015

CNN Anchor John Berman Wins Big for Friends of Karen

Victory on “Celebrity Jeopardy” Nets $50,000 for Local Children’s Charity

“Who is James Cameron?” That was the answer that made John Berman the winner on last night’s episode of “Celebrity Jeopardy!” As the champion, Berman claimed $50,000 for children’s charity Friends of Karen.

May 4 2015

NBC, CNN Newscasters to Emcee Friends of Karen Benefit

Children’s Charity Presents “Portraits of Strength, Hope, Courage & Love”

Children’s charity Friends of Karen announced their spring gala “Portraits of Strength, Hope, Courage & Love” will be held on May 29, 2015 at The Loading Dock (Stamford, CT).  Trish Lobenfeld, a blogger, teacher and author on culinary topics, will receive the charity’s Sheila W. Petersen Award, named in honor of Friends of Karen’s founder, in recognition of her decade of helping Friends of Karen’s children.

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