Sep 30 2016

What a Weekend for a Bike Ride for Charity!

Friends of Karen, headquartered in North Salem, held its 12th annual Journey of the Heart Bike Tour this past weekend over the picturesque roads of northern Connecticut. Each rider was assigned a Friends of Karen child who is battling cancer or another life-threatening illness and whose family is being helped by the organization to provide...

Sep 12 2016

CNN’s Randi Kaye to Host “An Evening at Tribeca Rooftop”

An  evening of fabulous food, drink and music along with exciting live and silent auctions and not-to-be-missed views of the world-famous Manhattan skyline await all who attend Friend of Karen's annual "An Evening at Tribeca Rooftop" on Thursday, September 22 at 6:30 pm in NYC. This special event will take place at the stunning Tribeca Rooftop at 2 Desbrosses Street and will be hosted by CNN...

Aug 22 2016

Scarsdale’s Camp Hillard Raises Money for Children with Cancer

Campers from Scarsdale’s Camp Hillard recently created beautiful birthday cards while raising money for Friends of Karen (, a local organization that, since 1978, has been...

Jul 26 2016

Friends of Karen Gets Ready for Back to School

It  may be your summer holiday, but at Friends of Karen, a non-profit that helps children battling cancer and their families, it’s Back to School time! Boxes filled with new backpacks, notebooks, markers, pencils, erasers, gift cards, etc. are being packed up and sent out to more than 850 Friends of Karen children so they can begin the new year happily and successfully.

Jul 5 2016

Charity Navigator Awards Friends of Karen 4-Star Rating

Friends of Karen Receives Highest Rating from Charity Navigator for 8th Consecutive Year

Friends of Karen, a non-profit with headquarters in North Salem, which supports children with life-threatening illnesses and their families...

Jun 6 2016

Children’s Non-Profit Honors Montefiore Pediatric Neuro-Oncologist and Armonk Couple

Friends of Karen, which supports critically-ill children and their families, held its annual Summer Soirée gala benefit recently at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, NY.  Dr. Adam Levy, Co-Director of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore was honored with the organization’s Humanitarian Award in appreciation of his outstanding care of Friends of Karen children, and Armonk couple, Lydia and Neil...

Jun 3 2016

CNN Anchor to Emcee Friends of Karen Benefit

Children's Non-Profit to Honor Dr. Adam Levy of Montefiore and Lydia and Neil Singer of Armonk

Friends of Karen, which supports critically-ill children and their families, will hold its spring gala benefit, A Summer Soirée, on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Brae Burn Country Club (Purchase, NY), hosted by CNN...

Nov 12 2015

Friends of Karen to Deliver Gifts (and Smiles) to Children with Cancer

Children's charity seeks volunteers to bring the holiday spirit to local families

“Thank you for making our holiday season so magical this year. You have touched our lives in a way that I cannot fully express in words.”

Friends of Karen, a children’s charity, received this note from the mother of a 4-year-old girl battling cancer. Every day, Friends of Karen is a lifeline for hundreds of Tri-State families caring for a child with cancer or another life-threatening illness, providing the emotional, financial and...

Oct 12 2015

More than $900K Raised at NYC Gala Event for Friends of Karen

CNN’s Randi Kaye was Master of Ceremonies; Musical Guest Livingston Taylor

“An Evening at Tribeca Rooftop,” Friends of Karen’s gala fall fundraiser, attracted a crowd of more than 350 guests for a night of spectacular dining, entertainment and views of Manhattan’s skyline, raising over $900,000 to help provide vital, practical and comprehensive support, at no cost, to families in the tri-state region who are caring for a child with cancer or another life-threatening illness.

“An Evening at Tribeca Rooftop”...

May 14 2015

CNN Anchor John Berman Wins Big for Friends of Karen

Victory on “Celebrity Jeopardy” Nets $50,000 for Local Children’s Charity

“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 of Karen.

“What a thrilling finish to this day! John really went the distance to help our families who have a child with cancer," said Judith Factor, Friends of Karen's Executive Director. "They so desperately need the support that Friends of...