Meet Johnny & Julie
September 30, 2019

At Friends of Karen we know all too well that when a child is diagnosed with a serious illness, a family’s world is thrown off its axis. Life is turned upside down and aftershocks are felt months, even years after. It can be especially and uniquely challenging for siblings, but what happens when the ill child is a twin?

Feed a Family
September 25, 2019
Basic family needs such as food, housing and utilities are among the many financial strains a family endures when having a critically-ill child.  
 
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Judy and Jackie Visiones
September 16, 2019
Friends of Karen in 2019 Sibling of the Month
Tips for Going Back to School
August 20, 2019

School Reentry - August/September

As August fades into September the reality of the school year on the horizon is hard to deny, especially with the wonderful backpacks of...
Dedication of the Friends of Karen Brick Pathway
July 12, 2019

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Please enjoy photos from our ceremony.

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Meet Alejandro
July 11, 2019

 

Our July Sibling of the Month, Alejandro, six, is a natural artist, lover of old school video games a fan of home improvement stores and a protective big brother.

FRIENDS OF KAREN ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF NEW BOARD MEMBER
June 26, 2019

NORTH SALEM, NY, JUNE 26, 2019...

Walk/Run for Friends of Karen at the Hamptons Marathon
June 7, 2019

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Cross the finish line with the Friends of Karen team at The Hamptons Marathon this September. The Full/ Half Marathon and 5K course covers some of the most beautiful...

2019 New York City Gala
April 25, 2019

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Time: Cocktail reception 6:00 pm / Dinner 7:00 pm
Location: Guastavino's 409 East 59th Street, New...

Doing Great and Thank You
March 27, 2019

Hello all...

This is not Luke’s Mom. I’m a Friends of Karen staffer with a brief update on Luke, as the last posted update was about a year and a half ago.

We recently had the chance to see Luke at the kick-off for an event called North Rockland Sports Day, an annual event that raises funds for Friends of Karen and other worthy causes.

As you can see from this photo of Luke with his mom Nicole, he looks GREAT!! When we asked Luke if he had anything to say, he shared that he’s feeling great. He also said thank you to everyone for “giving me so much help.”

Celebrating 40 Years of Friends of Karen
January 8, 2019

Friends of Karen is celebrating 40 years of love, compassion and support to families caring for a child with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses.

Meet Sanaa
January 8, 2019

Sibling of the Month- January 2019

Sanaa is 12 years old and is the youngest girl in her family.  She loves to draw, paint, play games...

FRIENDS OF KAREN DELIVERS GIFTS AND SMILES FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH YOUR HELP
November 8, 2018

NORTH SALEM, NY, November 7, 2018...

FRIENDS OF KAREN ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF THREE NEW BOARD MEMBERS
October 23, 2018

NORTH SALEM, NY,  Friends of...

Friends of Karen To Celebrate 40 Years of Helping Families in the Community
October 19, 2018

NEW YORK – Friends of Karen, an organization that supports critically-ill children and their families, will host a 40...

FRIENDS OF KAREN ANNOUNCE ELECTION OF THREE NEW BOARD MEMBERS
August 14, 2018

NORTH SALEM, NY, August 14, 2018 -- Friends of Karen, which supports critically-ill children and their families, has elected three new members to its Board of Directors,...

FRIENDS OF KAREN LAUNCHES TRI-STATE 2018 BACK TO SCHOOL CAMPAIGN
July 24, 2018
NORTH SALEM, NY, July 24, 2018 -- Friends of Karen, the non-profit children's charity which supports families in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut who are struggling to stay...