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 anchor John Berman.   

Dr. Adam Levy, Co-Director of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology at The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, will receive the organization’s Humanitarian Award in appreciation of his...

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...