Adina's Angels Land in Ardsley - Out of Grief Comes a Way to Help Children's Charity Friends of Karen

After losing her husband, son and daughter within five months, Paula Berkowitz established The Adina's Angels Fund at Friends of Karen, and has raised over $100,000 so far. "In this endless fight for critically-ill children and their families, Friends of Karen is a lifeline," she says. On October 12, "Dance The Night Away for Adina's Angels" continues that mission.

Purdys, NY, September 27, 2012 --( How do you go on after the unimaginable happens? In February 2010, Paula Berkowitz’s husband died of non-smoker’s lung cancer. A few months later, her son Justin died unexpectedly. Just two weeks after that, her 17-year-old daughter Adina lost a four-year battle with leukemia.

Most people would be consumed by such a tragedy – but not Paula. Despite her grief, she made sure something good came out of all this. Friends of Karen, a charity that helps families with a child battling a life-threatening illness, had helped the Berkowitz family throughout their ordeal, and so Paula founded The Adina’s Angels Fund at Friends of Karen to “give back.” So far she has raised over $100,000.

On Friday, October 12, “Dance The Night Away For Adina’s Angels” continues her mission. Tickets are $125, and include cocktail hour, dinner, silent auction, raffles and live DJ’d music. The event takes place at LIFE…The Place To Be (2 Lawrence Street, Ardsley, NY 10502), with complimentary parking.

“In this endless fight for critically-ill children and their families, Friends of Karen is a lifeline,” says Paula. “During the worst time of my life, they made sure I didn’t have to go through any of it alone.”

For “Dance Night” details, go to and click on the photo in the middle of Adina and Justin, or call 914-617-4051.

Friends of Karen provides emotional, financial and advocacy support to families of a child with cancer or another life-threatening illness, from diagnosis through treatment. The Adina’s Angels Fund aims to strengthen support for siblings of the sick child, to help them better understand and cope with the sudden changes in their family life. With compassion, dedication and expertise, Friends of Karen has touched the lives of over 11,800 children in the New York Metro region.
Friends of Karen
Lisa Dashman