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Four Facts You Should Know About Friends of Karen

Four Facts You Should Know About Friends of Karen
Four Facts You Should Know About Friends of Karen

Why support Friends of Karen?  What do we do that’s different from what other organizations do?  Who have we helped?

  1. We provide unparalleled support – We are the only organization that provides emotional, financial and advocacy support to families of a child with cancer or another life-threatening illness, from diagnosis through treatment.
  2. We are fiscally responsible – Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of the financial responsibility, efficiency and transparency of thousands of U.S. charities, gives Friends of Karen a 4-star rating -- their highest award. This is our sixth year in a row to receive this honor.  Only 3% of evaluated charities have ever received the 4-star rating six consecutive times.
  3. We tailor our support for each member of the family - Because we form strong bonds with each family, we can identify (and resolve) issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, such as difficulties a child faces when she/he returns to school after treatment or providing support to anxious siblings of the sick child or paying for childcare so a parent can spend more time at the hospital.
  4. We have a stellar reputation – Our 36-year record shows effective service with compassion, dedication and expertise, to 5,200 families and more than 13,200 children.  Testimonials from families as well as healthcare professionals affirm Friends of Karen’s amazing ability to keep families strong and able to cope during a confusing and frightening ordeal.

For more information on all that we do or if you have a question, please email us and we'll reply by the next business day.


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