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Barb Wilkov

Community Advisor

Barbara Wilkov is the Marketing and Communications Manager at Friends of Karen, a local non-profit that provides one-on-one emotional, financial and practical support to families caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. Barbara is an award-winning writer with extensive experience in communications, marketing, PR and social media. Previously, she was the Director of Communications at The First Congregational Church of Greenwich in CT and worked in marketing and advertising for The Modern Estate and Homes and Land Magazines. Barbara is also co-founder and co-creator of www.Motherrr.com, a website targeting adult daughters facing challenges in their mother/daughter relationships. The site provides resources and insight into minimizing conflict and promoting effective communication strategies to help promote healing.

Barb Wilkov's Contributions

  1. North Salem Group Brightens Holidays For Families Of Critically Ill Kids

    North Salem Group Brightens Holidays For Families Of Critically Ill Kids

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Finding time for shopping and cooking is tough, even in the best of times. But for families caring for a sick child, even those simple everyday chores can be overwhelming -- especially during the stressful holiday season, says a North Salem group.Friends of Karen strives each year to lift some of that burden from the shoulders of the parents, caregivers and siblings ...

  2. Restauranteur Raises Funds For Friends Of Karen After Son Battles Cancer

    Restauranteur Raises Funds For Friends Of Karen After Son Battles Cancer

    SOMERS, N.Y. -- Mamma Rosa Ristorante in Somers will host its fourth annual Italian Dinner Party on Monday, Oct. 17, to benefit Friends of Karen -- an organization that helped the owners through a tribulation of their own.This event is held each year by Filomena and Fortunato Multari, the restaurant's owners, as a thank-you to Friends of Karen, which provided support when their son ...

  3. Somers Lion Club Members Push On For Friends Of Karen

    Somers Lion Club Members Push On For Friends Of Karen

    SOMERS N.Y. -- Members of the Somers Lions Club joined others recently in a charity bike ride.The cyclists coursed their way over  roads in northern Connecticut for the Sept. 23-25 event.  The bike ride raised money for Friends of Karen, an organization in North Salem that helps kids and their families with cancer.Though grueling at time, the scenic ride was "energizing," said ...

  4. Young Ossining Sickle Cell Anemia Patient Works For New Care Legislation

    Young Ossining Sickle Cell Anemia Patient Works For New Care Legislation

    CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. -- An 11-year-old Ossining girl has a huge battle on her hands as she and her mother, along with State Sen. David Carlucci, work to pass new legislation that will help patients who are discharged from the hospital with a central venous line.Dream Shepherd's mother, Diana Lemon, couldn't believe it when she was told by her insurance company that she would have to take ...

  5. North Salem's Friends Of Karen Gets Ready For Back To School

    North Salem's Friends Of Karen Gets Ready For Back To School

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – It still may be summer, but at Friends of Karen, a nonprofit that helps children battling cancer and their families, it’s back-to-school time. Boxes filled with new backpacks, notebooks, markers, pencils, erasers, gift cards and more are being packed up and sent out to more than 850 Friends of Karen children so they can begin the new year happily and successfully. ...

  6. North Salem's Friends Of Karen Hosts Annual Summer Soiree Gala

    North Salem's Friends Of Karen Hosts Annual Summer Soiree Gala

    The North Salem-based Friends of Karen, which supports critically-ill children and their families, held its annual Summer Soirée gala benefit recently at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase. Dr. Adam Levy, co-director of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, was honored with the organization's Humanitarian Award, in appreciation of his outstanding care of ...

  7. Charity Navigator Lauds Friends Of Karen For 8th Straight Year

    Charity Navigator Lauds Friends Of Karen For 8th Straight Year

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Friends of Karen, a non-profit with headquarters in North Salem which supports children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, earned the highest possible rating for the eighth straight year from Charity Navigator.Charity Navigator is the largest independent charity evaluator in the country, and awarded Friends of Karen its highest possible rating of ...

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