Throughout 2018, Friends of Karen will be hosting events to celebrate our 40th year.

We hope you’ll join us to help mark this meaningful milestone.


40th Anniversary Celebration

November 2, 2018, Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, 6:30pm

Please join us for an elegant and inspirational evening to celebrate the impact of Friends of Karen’s work over the last 40 years bringing hope into the lives of children and their families who are struggling with a life-threatening illness. Hope you can come!. 


Sharon and Jonas Weiner

Philanthropists and Leaders

Steve Tenedios, Café Metro/fresh&co,

Humanitarian and Champion

Rhonda Ryan, LMSW

Social Worker Extraordinaire at Friends of Karen since 1990


John Berman

CNN Anchor

For more information and to reserve your tickets, click here or call 914-617-4051. 

40th Anniversary Appeal – Make your gift today!

For four decades, Friends of Karen has been bringing help, hope and support to critically-ill children and their families in the Tri-State area. Our goal is to make a family’s life as manageable and as normal as possible during a time of intense crisis. Thanks to you, we are able to assist  more than 300 families each monthbut there are still many families that need Friends of Karen’s help. 

Your support makes this lifeline of support possible.  Please give to our 40thAnniversary Appeal today!