News Releases


Apr 13 2016

Friends of Karen Endorses New "Standards for Psychosocial Care of Children With Cancer and Their Families"

Friends of Karen, a non-profit serving families in the New York Tri-State region, has endorsed “Standards of Psychosocial Care for Children with Cancer and Their Families,” an in-depth study by a team of experts in the fields of social work, child psychology and clinical psychology affiliated with the National Cancer Institute, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, among other notable organizations.  



Mar 7 2016

Jacqueline Holtzer Elected to Friends of Karen Board of Directors

       Friends of Karen, a charity serving families in the New York Tri-State region, announced that Jacqueline Holtzer was elected to its Board of Directors.

       Ms. Holtzer, a former Human Resources executive in the banking industry, was introduced to Friends of Karen in 2004. A visit to the organization’s North Salem headquarters was, she recalls, “an absolute eye-opener.” She began volunteering immediately on several committees to help further its mission.



Nov 12 2015

Friends of Karen to Deliver Gifts (and Smiles) to Children with Cancer


Charity Seeks Volunteers to Bring the Holiday Season to Local Families

“Thank you for making our holiday season so magical this year. You have touched our lives in a way that I cannot fully express in words.”

Friends of Karen, a children’s charity, received this note from the mother of a 4-year-old girl battling cancer. Every day, Friends of Karen is a lifeline for hundreds of Tri-State families caring for a child with cancer or another life-threatening illness, providing the emotional, financial and practical support they so desperately need to cope with the ordeal of fighting for their child’s life.



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.


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.



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