Walk/Run for Friends of Karen at the Hamptons Marathon
June 7, 2019

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Cross the finish line with the Friends of Karen team at The Hamptons Marathon this September. The Full/ Half Marathon and 5K course covers some of the most beautiful...

2019 New York City Gala
April 25, 2019

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Time: Cocktail reception 6:00 pm / Dinner 7:00 pm
Location: Guastavino's 409 East 59th Street, New...

Doing Great and Thank You
March 27, 2019

Hello all...

This is not Luke’s Mom. I’m a Friends of Karen staffer with a brief update on Luke, as the last posted update was about a year and a half ago.

We recently had the chance to see Luke at the kick-off for an event called North Rockland Sports Day, an annual event that raises funds for Friends of Karen and other worthy causes.

As you can see from this photo of Luke with his mom Nicole, he looks GREAT!! When we asked Luke if he had anything to say, he shared that he’s feeling great. He also said thank you to everyone for “giving me so much help.”

Celebrating 40 Years of Friends of Karen
January 8, 2019

Friends of Karen is celebrating 40 years of love, compassion and support to families caring for a child with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses.

Meet Sanaa
January 8, 2019

Sibling of the Month- January 2019

Sanaa is 12 years old and is the youngest girl in her family.  She loves to draw, paint, play games...

FRIENDS OF KAREN DELIVERS GIFTS AND SMILES FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH YOUR HELP
November 8, 2018

NORTH SALEM, NY, November 7, 2018...

FRIENDS OF KAREN ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF THREE NEW BOARD MEMBERS
October 23, 2018

NORTH SALEM, NY,  Friends of...

Friends of Karen To Celebrate 40 Years of Helping Families in the Community
October 19, 2018

NEW YORK – Friends of Karen, an organization that supports critically-ill children and their families, will host a 40...

FRIENDS OF KAREN ANNOUNCE ELECTION OF THREE NEW BOARD MEMBERS
August 14, 2018

NORTH SALEM, NY, August 14, 2018 -- Friends of Karen, which supports critically-ill children and their families, has elected three new members to its Board of Directors,...

FRIENDS OF KAREN LAUNCHES TRI-STATE 2018 BACK TO SCHOOL CAMPAIGN
July 24, 2018
NORTH SALEM, NY, July 24, 2018 -- Friends of Karen, the non-profit children's charity which supports families in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut who are struggling to stay...
Building Compassion and Hope
June 28, 2018

We invite you to participate in this fundraising opportunity and leave a lifetime legacy of your support. The bricks will be engraved with your personal message and placed outside Friends of Karen headquarters, located in North Salem, NY. You’ll also receive a small replica keepsake brick with the same message, perfect for displaying or gift giving.

5K Walk in the Park to Benefit the Adina's Angels Fund
June 28, 2018

 

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Meet Micol
June 22, 2018

 

Micol is 10 years old. Her sister Lilla is 12 and was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was four years old. Micol is an amazing sister and has learned how to help care for her Lilla.

Meet Chris
May 11, 2018

 

Chris is a 10 year old who is in the 5th grade. He loves soccer. His youngest brother, Matteo, is one. He was diagnosed with cellular congenital mesoblastic nephroma (kidney cancer) in June 2017.

40th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
May 9, 2018

Throughout 2018, Friends of Karen will be hosting events to celebrate our 40th year.

We hope you’ll join us to help mark this meaningful milestone.

 

40th...

Meet Natalie
April 13, 2018

 

Tell us a little about you.

I love the color blue and the ocean and water especially in the DR (Dominican Republic) where...

Journey of the Heart Bike Tour, Sept. 21 & 22
April 11, 2018

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What am I thankful for? EVERYTHING!
November 16, 2017

"Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing."

When I asked Luke what he was thankful for he said "lots of cupcakes!" I giggled at his most perfect answer. That is exactly what every 5 year old (almost 6) little boy should be thankful for. I was not surprised when my sweet little Luke added on to his response, "I am thankful for you and Daddy and Grace... for helping me."

During this time of thanks I can’t help but think of the days not so long ago, I prayed for the things I have now. I stare at each curl on top of Luke’s head and somehow they each represent victory. I can’t look back at the pictures, but my heart will never forget. This brings me to this important question...