SOMERS, N.Y. - From 6:30–9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, Mamma Rosa Ristorante in Somers will host its fourth annual Italian Dinner Party to benefit Friends of Karen.

This event is held each year in honor of the owners' son, Joseph Multari, who underwent treatment for cancer for over three years and was helped by Friends of Karen. The organization is a lifeline of support for families in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area who are caring for a child with cancer or another life-threatening illness.

The evening’s event will include a three-course dinner (wine and soda included) and raffle. Reservations are required as seating is limited. Admission is $100 per person. For reservations and to pay for dinner, please call Gwen Salmo, special events coordinator, at 914-617-4051 or email For more info, visit