A Father’s Story: A Special Reason to Walk
September 15, 2023
Shania was 12 when she was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma and Friends of Karen supported the family through her treatment with emotional support, medical, travel, and household expenses along with...
Tips and Tricks for Overcoming Back to School Jitters, 2023
August 7, 2023

Back to school season has long been a busy time at Friends of Karen. For weeks employees and volunteers have been tirelessly working to fulfill school supply lists for our Friends of Karen...

Sibling Spotlight: Brandon the Wonder
July 19, 2023
A unique aspect of Friends of Karen is our ability to provide critical support through the trajectory of an illness.  The Family Support Team of Social Workers and Sibling Support Specialists...
A smooth transition into a fun summer
June 21, 2023

As we near the end of school and transition into summer, shifting schedules and routines can sometimes feel overwhelming.  The end of the school year is often very busy; add in treatment, the...

Mamma Rosa's Italian Dinner Fundraiser
June 8, 2023

You are invited to join Filomena and Fortunato Multari, the owners of Mamma Rosa Ristorante, for dinner and raffles to benefit Friends of Karen families.

In Italian, "abbondanza"

Thank You, Henry
May 16, 2023

Thank you, Henry, for organizing a Kids Calming Kit project for Friends of Karen. Henry, a high school junior, raised money and created 192 kits which include spinners, mini cube puzzles, Silly...

A MOM’S STORY: The Gift of More Time to Care
May 11, 2023

Logan is a four-year-old boy who was diagnosed in 2022 with Aplastic Anemia, which is characterized by bone marrow failure when the body stops producing enough new blood cells. His mother,...

Mother's Day 2023
May 11, 2023
The Friends of Karen Family Support Team develops strong bonds with the families they work with through the span of many months and at times years. Though every family is unique and we view each...
Friends of Karen elects Steven Connolly, Dr. Gina Lodolini and Dr. Sarah Norris to serve on its Board of Directors.
May 8, 2023

Judith Factor
Friends of Karen
118 Titicus Road, North Salem, NY 10560
914-617-4041  judithfactor@friendsofkaren.org...

The Power of Feeling Understood
April 21, 2023

Jorge is a 17-year-old high school senior from Westchester County, NY, who was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma bone cancer in October 2021. Now, he is waiting for word on his college applications to...

Annual event to support Friends of Karen, an organization that helps children diagnosed with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses
April 5, 2023
EAST MEADOW, NY – Hundreds of local supporters are lacing up their sneakers to be part of the Friends of Karen team participating in The Jovia Long Island Marathon races, taking place on May 5,...
Adina's Angels Walk
April 3, 2023

Be an Angel and join us for our 6th Annual 5K Walk in the Park to benefit The Adina's Angels Fund at Friends of Karen. The Adina's Angels Fund at Friends of Karen is named in memory of Adina...

National Siblings Day: April 10, 2023
April 3, 2023

The more complicated the world seems to become the more excuses we look for to celebrate. Holidays and special days bring meaning, nurture connections and give us something to look forward to and...

For immediate release: Give a Spring Holiday Meal to a Family with a Critically Ill Child
March 28, 2023

Jonathan Lewis
Friends of Karen

Give a Spring Holiday Meal...

NYC Gala at Guastavinos, NYC
March 24, 2023

Sheila Petersen set out in 1978 to help one critically ill child, Karen MacInnes, yet her inspired mission has endured these 45 years as Friends of Karen.


Journey of the Heart Bike Tour
March 24, 2023
Join riders for an inspiring bike ride through Connecticut’s countryside for Friends of Karen’s 19th Annual Journey of the Heart Bike Tour.  The ride will raise funds to support hundreds of...
Sibling Spotlight: Demario
March 15, 2023
In the height of the Covid pandemic, Demario’s then one-year-old brother, Kemario, diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia at birth, moved to New York with their mother, Sasha, to find the best
Sibling Spotlight: Love is...
February 7, 2023

Love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is upon us. While we understand if chocolate hearts and cheesy cards aren't your thing, at Friends of Karen we can’t resist an opportunity to celebrate love...

Program Spotlight: Sibling Support
February 6, 2023

Since its inception in 2009, the Sibling Support Program has been a signature program of the Friends of Karen Family Support Program. The Sibling Support Program is delivered by Licensed Creative...