PREMIEre Program benefit hailed as a success
"La Meri," the Indian dance event held this past fall at the Arathi School of Indian Dance, raised $10,000 to benefit the PREMIEre Program. The event was a huge artistic and financial success, Dr. Rajam Ramamurthy, professor of pediatrics in the division of neonatology and organizer of the event, said.
"Funds will support much-needed services such as developmental testing, early intervention and many other services that will enhance normal outcome of these very low-birth-weight infants," Dr. Ramamurthy said. "The PREMIEre Program advisory board thanks the corporate sponsors and the Asian-Indian community for their wonderful support."
Kavi Thankavel, chair of the board of trustees of the dance school, presented Irene Sandate and Cliff White, co-chairs of the PREMIEre Program advisory board, with the $10,000 check at an April gathering arranged by Dr. Steven Seidner, director of the division of neonatology.
"La Meri" was the brainchild of Dr. Ramamurthy, who is a founding member of the Arathi School of Indian Dance.