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Meet Amy and Jenni
May 27, 2015

This month our Sibling(s) of the Month are two sisters, Amy and Jenni...

CNN Anchor John Berman Wins Big for Friends of Karen
May 15, 2015

“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...

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Meet Nash
May 2, 2015

Nash is 7½ years old.  His younger sister Kay (nicknamed Kiki) is 4½ years old and has leukemia.  Nash also has a little brother, Sander, age 3½ years old. Nash and his family...

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Meet Catherine and Seraphina
March 5, 2015

Catherine and Seraphina are sisters, only two years apart;...

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Meet David and Richi
February 11, 2015

David will be 12 years old this month.  He is really excited about celebrating his birthday with his family and especially with his two brothers. David is the eldest; his brother...

Ali's Journey, With Cancer
January 16, 2015

It's past midnight and my car is the only car on the road. My kid has cancer. That's what I tell the highway patrolman when he pulls me over...

Meet Melissa
December 18, 2014

Melissa is 13 years old and is the eldest of three girls.  She has two sisters: Belin is 6 years old and Bethany, whom Melissa has nicknamed Gus Gus, is only 9 months old. ...

Romie Remembers
November 14, 2014

In 2011, as I was preparing to graduate from high school, I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma.  Finding out this news was devastating not only for me, but for my family and friends. When I began...

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Meet Mawiyah
October 16, 2014

Mawiyah turned 13 in August and is in the 8th grade.  Her good friend since 5th grade, Chyanne, describes Mawiyah as funny, outstanding, outgoing, creative, and loyal.   When...

Meet Jeremy
September 11, 2014

Jeremy is 15 years old and just started his junior year of high school.  He is most excited about a sign language course he is taking. After only his first class he has already...

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Meet Michelle
May 29, 2014

Michelle just turned 10 years old and loves to dance.  She is on the dance team at her school and gets to perform dances at shows a few times a year.  Michelle is an amazing...

Meet Gabriela (and Liliana and Fernando)
May 1, 2014

Gabriela will be 16 years old next month.  She is the youngest of three siblings. Her older brother, Fernando, attends college in upstate NY, and her older sister...

Meet Steve
April 4, 2014

Steve is 7 years old.  His older brother Erick is 9. Erick has leukemia. Steve and Erick are very close, but Erick’s illness has made it harder for them to play together, and...

Donating Your Vehicle
March 3, 2014

Wondering what to do with your used car, motorcycle, truck or boat? Donating your old vehicle is convenient, easy, and may qualify you for a tax deduction. And best of all, your donation of a used...

Meet Sam
February 26, 2014

Sam is 10 years old and he is a very skilled chess player!  His grandfather first introduced him to the game and he enjoys playing with his dad, his brothers Jack and Ben, and...

The HaloCard Project
February 13, 2014

HaloCard is a special Visa credit card that donates 1% of your purchases when you select Friends of Karen as your designated charity.

No annual fee, no out-of-pocket costs. An easy way to...

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Les presento a Freddy
January 16, 2014

Freddy es un niño de 8 años de edad, su hermanita Alejandra fue diagnosticada con Retinoblastoma hace tres años. Para...

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Meet Freddy
January 10, 2014

Freddy is eight years old.  His little sister Alejandra was diagnosed three years ago with a Retinoblastoma. Freddy cares deeply about making his sister smile. ...