Saturday, May 5, 2012


Mariann’s School of Dance and River Dell High School Interact Club Present:

Caroline Fund Picture 2LEAN ON ME BENEFIT
All proceeds benefit The Caroline Fund for the Tomorrows Children’s Institute: Helping children suffering from cancer and serious blood disorders.

WHEN: Friday, May 11, at 7 PM

WHERE: River Dell High School Auditorium, 55 Pyle Street, Oradell
ADMISSION: $10.00 in advance/$15.00 at the door
For Tickets contact Mariann’s School of Dance 201.261.1207 or
Donations can be made online at
Cash and checks are accepted.

The Caroline Fund for The Tomorrows Children’s Institute (TCI) was established in July 2006 by Steve and Barbara Sakovits, in honor of their daughter Caroline.  All proceeds from the show will benefit The Caroline Fund for the Tomorrows Children’s Institute.

The benefit will feature The Terpsichore Dance Company with Special Guest appearances by Dance Dimensions, Arya Dance Academy, American Self Defense and Fitness Center, and Caroline Sakovits

Seven-year-old Anna Lynn, a second-grader at The Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood, New Jersey, wanted to honor her classmate, Caroline Sakovits, a patient at The Tomorrow's Children’s Institute for Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center.  Anna had heard Caroline talk about The Caroline Fund and how it helps children who are very sick.  Moved by her story, Anna organized a bakesale to raise money in support of the cause.  With the help of her mother, Anna mobilized The Elisabeth Morrow School community, raising $6,000 to date in support of The Caroline Fund.

Photo above: Presenting the check are Linda Stanton (Administrative Director Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital), Fran Jones (Manager of Operations Hackensack UMC Foundation), Steve Sakovits, Mitchell Lynn, Nancy Lynn, Anna Lynn, Dr. Michael B. Harris (Director of Tomorrows Children's Institute), Barbara Sakovits, Caroline Sakovits, Jane Phend (Principal of Elisabeth Morrow), Gael Barile (Second Grade teacher), Kimberly Caesar  (Director of Development for Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital) 

The Caroline Fund is part of The Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitableorganization.