Last weekend at The Edison Hotel in New Jersey, USA, a group of well-wishers came together for an event which was more than just celebrating hardwork. The Iya Foundation a charitable organisation founded by Iya Bekondo hosted its inaugural Hope Affair - a benefit dinner and gala.
It was a fundraising affair which also created kidney and organ donation awareness and celebrated those who were fighting against the disease. Proceeds from the event will help foster their programs particularly their newly launched program, the Global Dialysis Initiative. The Global Dialysis Initiative allows them to provide assistance to kidney dialysis patients and clinics in developing countries.
“This event surpassed our expectations on all levels, and yes, our short term objectives were met. We could however do more, as there are more and more people being diagnosed and in need, and the fact that we are catering to people with chronic kidney disease makes it a lifetime commitment. Hence between new diagnosis and long term management of Chronic Kidney Disease, the need always lingers.” Stated Iya.
“We are grateful to all who contributed, made it, and were a part of this event.” she also added.
Some images of the event below...
Iya Bekondo, Founder
Mother & Daughter!
Congratulations Iya for all that you are doing. To support this initiative or any of their programs, please click on the following link: http://theiyafoundation.org/support/
We were so impressed by how stylish the guests were and here is our 3 best styled ladies in our order of preference. Look out for more of this in our future posts!
To see the entire event album, go here