ASHA for Women to hold annual gala in Fairfax, VA, on Oct. 3

Event to feature a special presentation on resilience and strength of South Asian women.

By Raghavendra M.

ASHA for Women, an organization focused on helping South Asian survivors of domestic violence in the DC area, will hold its annual gala featuring games of chance, live dance performance, and an auction in Fairfax, VA on October 3.

On the occasion, a South Asian dance company named Rythmaya will hold a special presentation on the resilience and strength of South Asian women, the organization said in a press release. Also, guests will get to try their hand at blackjack, craps, roulette and more — all for a good cause.

ASHA for Women devotes 93 cents of every dollar it collects in helping women take control of their future, protect them and their children, according to the organization.

Community philanthropist Sheela Murthy of the MurthyNayak Foundation will be the master of the ceremony.

Murthy will serve as auctioneer, and guests will have a chance to bid on luxury items including travel packages and designer saris.

“We hope people will come to show off their poker skills and help empower women in their community”, Lakshmi Aiyappa, Executive Director of ASHA, said.

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