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Monday, July 2, 2007

Balakrishna in LA Charity Show

Cure A Little Heart Foundation and Hrudaya Foundation are helping thousands
of under privileged kids in India by curing heart diseases and by
providing surgeries at free of cost.

Dynamic hero of Telugu film industry, Yuva Ratna Nanadamuri Balakrishna joins hands with Cure A Little Heart Foundation and Hrudaya Foundation to help further this noble cause.

Nandamuri Balakrishna's presence in the fundraising dinner helped the organizers raise 250,000$ USD (1 crore Indian rupees). This event was organized at Hilton Hotel, Irvine/Orange County Airport in California, United States on Saturday, 30th June, 2007. The event started at 7PM and went on till almost midnight. It was attened by the trustees of Cure a little heart and Hrudaya foundation, eminent NRI's and Mr. Nandamuri BalaKrishna's fans.

Nandamuri Balakrishna mesmerised the crowd of over 200 people with his speech. In his speech Nandamuri Balakrishna praised all the people invloved in this noble cause. He said that in spite of a telugu adage " Sarvendriyanam nayanam pradhanam" meaning out of all the organs eyes are the most important, he bvelievs that it is the heart that is the most important organ and substantiated his belief by pledging enough money to support heart surgeries for five children.

Dr. Gopichand Mannam, the Managing Trustee of Hrudaya Foundation received standing ovation in recognition of all his hardwork towards the foundation. Jayaram Komati Trustee of Hrudaya Foundation and Dr. Nagarjuna R.Ponugoti Managing Trustee of Hrudaya Foundation, executive members of Telugu Association of Southern California (TASC), Veeru Uppala TANA Regional Vice President, Sateesh (Chairman -- TANA Trustee board) attended the event.
Cultural events of the evening were presented by Bay Area Telugu Association (BATA) and were thoroughly enjoyed by the audeince. The event was promoted by Telugu Association of Southern California (TASC).

Dr. Prem Reddy, well known Cardiologist donated 50,000 USD and Mr. Sarath Kamineni donated 25,000 USD on behalf of his family. Mr. Venkata SubbaRaju donated 5,000 USD. Nandamuri Balakrishna fans Ravi Potluri, Chakradhar etc donated 1500$ to the Cure A Little Heart Foundation.

Mr.Ravi Potluri coordinated the fans activities.

Mr. Jayadev Appannagari Trustee Hrudaya Foundation organized
the event.

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