2010-04-02 / Community

Pheffer Urges Everyone To Walk For Karen

Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer urges everyone to make a difference in the lives of critically ill children and join in the Walk/Run for Friends of Karen at the Long Island Marathon.

Friends of Karen’s mission is to provide emotional, financial, and advocacy support for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, in order to help keep them stable, functioning, and able to cope. Friends of Karen serves children from birth to 21-years-of-age who are diagnosed with cancer and any life-threatening illness, a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, and who live in the New York metropolitan area. According to a spokesperson, since their founding in 1978, they have served over 4,000 children and their families. When siblings are counted they have touched the lives of over 10,000 children. Friends of Karen offers its services regardless of race, color, creed, sex or handicap in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

“Friends of Karen is a wonderful organization that provides vital support to families of critically ill children. These families are going through some of the lives, and Friends of Karen is there for them – emotionally and financially,” said Pheffer.

The Walk/Run will be taking place with a 5K Walk/Run on Saturday May 1, 2010 and a 10K, Half and Full Marathons on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, New York. New runners and walkers are welcome to join the Friends of Karen team and volunteers are needed for the event as well.

For a brochure and donor and sponsor opportunities, please contact Patricia Conway of Friends of Karen at 631-473-1768 ext. 303 or patriciaconway@friends ofkaren.org. To learn more about Friends of Karen, please visit their website at www.friendsofkaren.org

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