2011-04-08 / Community

Join The Friends Of Karen

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 lifethreatening illness, are a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, and who live in the New York metropolitan area. 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.

The Walk/Run will take place with a 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, April 30 and a 10K, Half and Full Marathons on Sunday, May 1 at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, New York. New runners and walkers are welcome to join the Friends of Karen team. Volunteers are needed for the event as well.

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