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...

Paying it forward
April 15, 2020

The summer of 2013 before Leah started school was great, filled with activities and no signs of an illness. Shortly after school started, my precious Leah, age five, felt sick, and was diagnosed...

No time to adjust
April 15, 2020

I will never forget that day in October 2019. My twin sister called. She was at Advanced Radiology with my 17-year-old son Nazear. I needed to meet her there. I was told the swelling in his...

Honoring Siblings in April
April 13, 2020
As Friends of Karen, like most of the world, has quickly tried to adapt, compromise and problem solve in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are often reminded that many of the struggles we...
Leave a Legacy
March 26, 2020

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.

Guardian of hope
March 26, 2020

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

Executive Director, Judy Factor
March 12, 2020
“What is the Essence of Life?  To Serve Others and to Do Good.” Aristotle, 2,300 years ago
Dear Friends,
Among the many things I am most proud
Cover Story - Roselia
March 12, 2020
It is hard to imagine that at less than a year old, Roselia battled a rare form of liver cancer and has undergone a liver transplant. Her infectious smile...
Host a Fundraiser
March 6, 2020
Would you like to hold a fundraising event?
Contact Gwen Salmo at or (914) 617-4051.
On Long...
Sibling of the Month Rebecca
February 5, 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...