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Massey Knakal Chairman Bob Knakal will be honored at the Friends of Karen’s “An Evening at Tribeca Rooftop” gala for his long-time commitment to family causes.  The event will take place on Tuesday, October 7th at Manhattan’s Tribeca Rooftop.  Randi Kaye, Emmy Award-winning anchor and correspondent for CNN/U.S., will be the Master of Ceremonies.  Friends of Karen provides vital, practical and comprehensive support, at no cost, to families in the tri-state region who are caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. Since 1978, Friends of Karen has helped more than 13,000 children and their families with individualized case management provided by a team of experienced and compassionate social workers.

Mr. Knakal’s personal civic involvements include his presidency of the 149-year-old Prescott Fund for Children and Youth; President and member of the Board of Directors of Ice Hockey in Harlem; a recipient of The Catalog For Giving’s prestigious Urban Hero Award where he was subsequently elected to their Board of Directors; and being named, along with his partner, Paul J. Massey, 2002’s Real Estate Men of the Year for their charitable work by the Rambam Hospital in Israel.   In her ten years with CNN, Randi Kaye has covered breaking news stories, reports for Anderson Cooper 360 and regularly anchors and reports for CNN’s Documentary Unit.

For sponsorship and ticket information or to learn more about Friends of Karen, visit or call Patricia Conway at (631) 473-1768 ext. 303.

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