Choose your fitness activity and invite your friends to do the challenge “TOGETHER”, to help uplift the lives of critically-ill children like Maxyelis and their families. 

New York is among the hardest hit. All of our families have been directly affected by COVID-19. Now things are even more complicated. Your help is needed NOW more than ever to help pay for rent, food and medical treatment.


Can we count on you to help?

Registration is FREE. We just ask that you share your fundraising page with everyone you know to help raise awareness and encourage donations to make a difference.

Choose your Activity

Running, biking, hiking, walking your dog, dancing, yoga or any other fitness activity.

Make it Fun!

Invite your family, friends, colleagues to take the challenge and do it "TOGETHER."

Challenge 5 or more of your friends by posting your creative dance or fitness activity on TikTok, FaceBook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and other social media outlets. Remember to tag Friends of Karen @friendsofkaren with the hastags #friendsofkaren, #fokfitnesschallenge.

Sign up now!

Thank you! Now get up and get moving!

Ways to give

Friends of Karen is creating a pathway of loving messages from all of our supporters, friends and families. 

Bring critically ill children and their families the HOPE they deserve all year long. As a Guardian of Hope, you Donate Monthly. With your help, children will receive the emotional support they need

Leave your imprint to benefit future generations. Naming Friends of Karen in your estate plans will continue to impact the lives of critically ill children and their families well into the future.

Friends of Karen believes that families can maintain a sense of balance and stability even in the midst of the crisis of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness.