March 2013 Newsletter

Tuesday, March 05, 2013


Writing this month’s newsletter gives rise to tender feelings as I consider the support given to Rising Star from so many remarkable individuals!

On February 23rd the Rising Star “Be the Change” Benefit Dinner was held at the Energy Solutions facility, home of the Utah Jazz.  The theme for the dinner—Gandhi’s admonition, “Be the change you want to see in the world,” reflects much of the work that Rising Star does to help those who suffer from leprosy in India.

Many made their way through blinding blizzard-like conditions to attend the event, yet we were filled to capacity and had to set up more tables throughout the evening.

Wow!  Along with the opportunity to socialize with friends, donors and supporters of Rising Star, the evening featured special performances by talented musicians, Bianca Merkley from New York City, and Jordan Humphrey from Atlanta. Another highlight was the live feed from Rising Star students on the campus in India who expressed their appreciation for the support they receive.

Rising Star provides the resources to bring positive change to many lives through micro-grants, medical care, education or by becoming a sponsor or a volunteer.  You are an integral part of this positive change. Together we are accomplishing amazing things!

 “It’s not about someone doing everything. It’s about everyone doing something.”


Sally Read



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