Managing Worry and Anxiety for Kids
August 25, 2020

This video explains what it means to worry and provides several relaxation strategies for managing worried feelings

Meet Mighty Quinn
August 21, 2020
Quinn was just three months old when his mother Caravelle noticed something was wrong as he could not keep food down. Quinn’s mom went to the doctor frequently to find answers, but Quinn was...
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2022
August 17, 2020

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Despite medical breakthroughs in treatment, cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease in children. That’s why gold is the official...

5K Walk in the Park to Benefit the Adina's Angels Fund
July 28, 2020

Be an Angel and join us for a Walk in the Park to benefit The Adina's Angels Fund at Friends of Karen.

The Adina's Angels Fund at Friends of Karen is...
Stay Safe Outdoors
July 20, 2020

As we manage through these difficult times, finding activities that are entertaining and maintain social distancing is important.  This month, we are encouraging our siblings and families to get...

Back to School
June 29, 2020

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It has undoubtedly been a year...

Children’s Non-Profit Receives Westchester County Support
June 26, 2020
Friends of Karen, which supports critically ill children and their families, has received a grant from Westchester County to help local families. The funds will be used to provide guidance from...
Friends of Karen addresses Public Health Concerns
June 26, 2020

At this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 emergency, Friends of Karen stands committed to the health and well-being of our children, families, staff, volunteers and all in our

Sibling Spotlight #Sunshine Songs
June 9, 2020
Russ Miller Fitness Challenge
May 26, 2020

 We honor Russell Miller, a brave World War II veteran, for his service to our country. 95-year-old Russ has...

Sibling Spotlight May
May 11, 2020

When Rhonda Ryan, Director of the Family Support Program at Friends of Karen, developed the Sibling Support Program over a decade ago, she had the foresight to enlist certified Child Life Specialists and Licensed Creative Arts Therapists to bring her vision to life as Sibling Support Specialists.

16th Annual Journey of the Heart Bike Tour
May 5, 2020

 Join riders for an awesome bike ride through Connecticut’s countryside for Friends of Karen’s 16th Annual Journey of the Heart Bike Tour.  The ride will raise funds to support hundreds of...

April 29, 2020

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. 


An Unbreakable Sibling Bond
April 15, 2020

 In most families there is some sort of order (no matter how diverse or disorganized at times); a hum of a daily routine, a way of doing...