I met Sekhar Puli for lunch on Friday. I had heard of Asha Jyothi as a organized that helped people in need in case of unexpected emergencies/tragedy. He told me the organization has evolved and has more global motives starting with helping underprivileged kids in India get a decent education and tapping the folks of Indian origin here who want to give a helping hand to their ancestral heritage. Another surprising thing was that this volunteer run 501 c (3) organization prides itself on the ability to put 100% of the proceeds to the cause.
On of the events they are organizing is a 5k run to raise funds and awareness for health and education for underprivileged kids in India. They started with one venue Fairfax city Virginia and then found calls for support from other cities so it has now turned into a 5 city run on September 26th 2009.
Cities – Fairfax VA, Kansas City.KA, Charlotte .NC, Houston.TX , Dallas.TX, San Francisco.Ca.
Details of the cities : http://asha-jyothi.org/ashajyothi/ajrunusa/
WHEN : Saturday, September 26, 2009
Start Time: Kids I Mile @ 8:00 AM
5K Run/Walk @ 8:30 AM
4035 Ridge Top Rd
Fairfax VA – 22030
Click here for Map
Hope to see you there – its a good cause and this will only make you healthier .