FRIENDS OF KAREN INC via Crowdrise
January 19, 2012
BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF KAREN INC
EVENT DATE: Sep 29, 2012
Join Team Friends of Karen at the 2012 Hamptons Marathon and Half Marathon and help raise lots of money for the Friend of Karen and together we can improve the quality of life for millions of children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
Click the big orange DONATE button or go one step further and click the JOIN THE TEAM button. You'll get your own fundraising page to share with all your amazing friends and family.
Friends of Karen is a nonprofit that provides emotional, financial and advocacy support to children with a life-threatening illness and their families. Karen was a 16 year old girl from Westchester County who suffered from a rare genetic illness. She spent months in the hospital, which exhausted her family's health insurance benefits and depleted their financial and emotional resources. After Karen's death, Sheila, a neighbor and close family friend, who rallied the community through her caring and tenacity during Karen's illness, was encouraged to continue her wonderful work, and thus Friends of Karen was born. Friends of Karen has provided assistance to more than 4,500 critically ill children and their families in the past 33 years. When siblings are included, the organization has touched the lives of 10,000 children.
Thank you for your support!
Click here to visit the Friends of Karen Website.