October 5, 2016
Fortunato, Filomena and Joseph Multari
On Monday, October 17, 6:30-9:00 pm, Mamma Rosa Ristorante in Somers will host their 4th Annual Italian Dinner Party to benefit Friends of Karen. This event is held each year in honor of the owners' son, Joseph Multari (right with his parents Fortunato and Filomena), who underwent treatment for cancer for over 3 years and was helped by Friends of Karen. The organization is a lifeline of support for families in the NY, NJ and CT area who are caring for a child with cancer or another life-threatening illness.
The evening’s event will include a delicious (!) 3-course dinner (wine and soda included) and raffle. Reservations are required as seating is limited. $100/per person. For reservations and to pay for dinner, please call Special Events Coordinator, Gwen Salmo at 914-617-4051 or email For more info, visit

Friends of Karen provides one-on-one support for the whole family. Their team of experienced social workers, child life specialists and expressive art therapists, ensures that each family receives an individualized program of assistance to relieve their daily needs and concerns so they can remain stable and functioning. No family should have to go through their child’s illness alone. Friends of Karen is a lifeline of support.