Friends of Karen
Financials
May 23, 2011
Friends of Karen is committed to the highest standard of public accountability and transparency. We are recognized for achieving this goal by two independent organizations that monitor U.S. charities...
Our Founding Story
May 23, 2011
Friends of Karen began with an act of kindness. In 1978, 16-year-old Karen MacInnes was terminally ill with Lafora disease, a rare genetic disorder. She’d been in a New York City hospital for almost...
Vision, Mission and Core Values
May 23, 2011
Vision Every child with a life-threatening illness, and his or her family, will have all that they need to keep them stable, functioning and able to cope. Mission Provide emotional, financial and...
Host a Local Event
May 23, 2011
Whether at your job or in your own back yard, there are so many opportunities to host an event to benefit Friends of Karen. From tag sales and baseball games to spin-a-thons and shop-a-thons, our...
Volunteer
May 23, 2011
Our volunteers come in all sizes: children, teens, young professionals, retirees, and all ages in between. We even have multi-generational families who volunteer! We’ll match your time and talents to...
Get Involved
May 23, 2011
Friends of Karen volunteers come in all ages and sizes. Our volunteers are children, teenagers, baby boomers, seniors and all ages in between. We even have multi-generational families volunteering...
Sheila Petersen Legacy of Giving Circle
May 23, 2011
When you include Friends of Karen in your estate plan, you continue to make a difference, well into the future, for our children and their families . Gifts like this are referred to as “planned gifts...
Corporate Sponsorship
May 23, 2011
Friends of Karen is proud to have the support and confidence of many businesses in our communities. Through the generosity of our Community Champions , Friends of Karen strengthens its ability to be...
Donating Stock
May 23, 2011
The gift of an appreciated asset is a powerful way to support Friends of Karen. While this giving strategy may have tax benefits for you, the most important benefit is the satisfaction of knowing...
Gifts in Kind
May 23, 2011
We depend on in-kind gifts of goods and services, as well as donations, to help our families make ends meet. For many of our children and their families, these items are truly necessities. If you...
Ways to Donate
May 23, 2011
Thank you for supporting Friends of Karen. Your donation is the much needed help for hundreds of families each year caring for a child battling cancer or another life-threatening illness. Friends of...
Ways to Give
May 23, 2011
Friends of Karen depends on donations from individuals, foundations, community organizations and businesses. Please become part of our lifeline of direct support to families living through a...
For Health Professionals
May 20, 2011
As our partner in helping families, health professionals are key to identifying families who may be eligible for Friends of Karen assistance. Here’s our process: A hospital social worker usually...
Resources For Families
May 20, 2011
Support, Advocacy & Resources Health Insurance and Legal Information Transportation Transplant/Donor Programs Clinical Trials For Children & Young Adults Scholarships
Guidelines For Family Assistance
May 20, 2011
If your child has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, your whole world has just been turned upside down. Friends of Karen can help guide you through the maze of paperwork, provide an...
Bereavement
May 20, 2011
Surviving parents and siblings need special help to see each other through their loss. After the death of a child, Friends of Karen continues our relationship with the family. Every family member...
Umbrella Program
May 20, 2011
This initiative provides support for families who live outside of Friends of Karen's 22-county service area, but whose child is being treated at a hospital within our service area and/or has lived in...
Birthday Presents
May 20, 2011
BIRTHDAY PRESENTS Every child looks forward to their special day. Due to COVID-19 we are currently providing gift cards for every child in the family, so that birthdays remain a happy occasion even...
Sibling Support
May 20, 2011
A family’s world is turned upside down the moment they learn their child has a life-threatening illness. The stresses of living with a seriously ill sister or brother can cause a variety of reactions...