March 9, 2023 - 6:30pm
“There’s no place like hope.”
Our Friends of Karen Long Island AlwaysGold Gala will take place on March 9, 2023 at The Heritage Club at Bethpage. Join us as Friends of Karen brings to life the Brains, the Heart, and the Courage of our mission.
Courage - Friends of Karen Children & Families 
Courage represents what our children must have when going through treatment. Our Friends of Karen children and families fight through the impossible and show strength in the face of uncertainty.
Heart - Donors & Supporters 
Our donors who selflessly open their hearts to help fund our mission to support the families that we serve.
Brains - Friends of Karen Staff 
The staff of compassionate, experienced social workers, arts therapists and child life specialists, as well as a team of professionals who handle the finances, fundraising and community outreach, all dedicated to fulfilling the organization’s mission
Together we will celebrate the courage of our children/families, and the heart of our special honorees. You can make an immediate impact today by joining in our lifeline of support for families caring for a child with cancer or another life-threatening illness.
To reserve your sponsorship or purchase tickets please contact
Leslie Bellissimo at (631) 473-1768 ext. 904 or email
All supporters who reserve before December 16th will be highlighted on our 2023 invitation!
As a sponsor, you become a partner in our life-changing work to relieve severe financial hardships and emotional distress experienced by families fighting for their child’s survival and their family’s future.
We truly appreciate your dedication and support.
For more information, please contact Leslie Bellissimo at or call (631) 473-1768 ext. 904.