Virtual Magic Show

FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2021 - 7:00PM - 8:00PM

If you already purchased tickets, please use the link in your confirmation email to watch a replay of the event.

Join Friends of Karen for a captivating evening and be entertained by Asi Wind, one of magic's most influential thinkers and performers. The show is for all ages, so gather your entire family for this amazing show!


Jennifer LaBier
Champion Award

Terri Riina
Sheila Petersen Award

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Support Friends of Karen

Friends of Karen brings help and hope to New York Tri-State area children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, and their families.  Your generosity will relieve severe financial hardships families face to cover their child’s medical bills, travel costs to hospitals for treatment, essentials like housing, food and childcare made more difficult due to illness-related job loss, sibling support and other vital needs.

As a partner in this life-changing work, you ensure that families will have the guidance and support of skilled Friends of Karen social workers who help families overwhelmed with caring for their ill child, even more complicated now by the COVID-19 pandemic.

No family should face their child’s heartbreaking illness alone. Thanks to you, they will have Friends of Karen by their side. Your commitment and kindness gives our children and families hope!


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Our 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.

We started in 1978 with one family; one child, Karen MacInnes; and one inspired woman, Sheila Petersen. Since then, we have assisted nearly 17,000 children and their families.

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Jennifer LaBier
Champion Award

Terri Riina
Sheila Petersen Award



Asi Wind

Entertainment for the Mind

NYC based corporate mentalist (mind reader) Asi Wind is one of magic's most influential thinkers and performers. Magicians all over the world study and perform his creations. He was presented with the Merlin Award for the most original show (previously given to Penn & Teller and David Copperfield).

Watch an Asi Wind Trick

Our Sponsors

Gold Sponsors
Sharon and Jonas Weiner
Premier Sponsor

Tracy and Ted McCourtney

Champion Sponsors
Judy and John Devine
Lisa and Tom Jocelyn
Star Sponsors
Lydia and Neil Singer
Emily and Jack Sinnott
Deepak Thadani and Elena Paraskevas-Thadani

Friend Sponsors

Rose Ann and Peter Chieco
Susan Strawgate Code and Howard Code

Corrinne and Joseph DiVestea

J and Jody Durst

Pamela and John Hervey
The Kurzrok Family
Suzanne and Sean Millette
Palma Patti and Perry Cacace
Linda and Seth Potash
Nina Shoulberg and Michael Schilsky
Susan and Michael Stillman