Each year several parishioners ride in the annual Journey of the Heart Bike Tour in Support of Friends of Karen.
Friends of Karen’s mission is to provide emotional, financial and advocacy support for children with a life-threatening illness and their families, in order to help keep them stable, functioning and able to cope. Since its founding in 1978, they have served approximately 4,800 children and their families. When siblings are counted they Friend of Karen has touched the lives of over 11,800 children. Friends of Karen offers its services regardless of race, religion, gender, handicap or national origin in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.