Balakrishna - Cancer Fundraising Event in Dallas
Nandamuri Balakrishna came to Dallas with a noble cause of raising awareness and inviting greater participation from the NRI community in the Basavatarakam Cancer Hospital. Dallas Telugu NRI's and Nandamuri Fans participated with compassion and came in numbers to the banquet at Marriott Hotel in Plano, Texas and made the event a grand success.
Nandamuri Balakrishna greeted all and acknowledged the achievements of the NRIs who came to US, worked hard and reached greater heights in a foreign nation. He appreciated the generous support by Dallas Telugu NRIs. He talked about his mother Smt. Basvatharakam's struggle with cancer, lack of proper treatments and her demise. Balayya explained how Sri. Nandamuri Taraka Ramarao took help from various doctors and sponsors to start the Basvatharakam Cancer Institute.
He also explained how Basvatharakam Cancer Institute became first in the country to have both research and hospital facilities. Balakrishna brought the attention of the countless poor that are not able to afford cancer treatments and how the Institute is conducting research to provide low cost medications to the poor. He committed that all the financial contributions to the institute will be used to continue and sustain the help being offered to the needy people. Institute is planning to start satellite hospitals in other parts of the state like Vijayawada, Vizag & Nizamabad. Balakrishna requested the Dallas Telugu community to get further involved and support the cause.
At the request of Balayya fans, Balayya enthralled the gathering with powerful dialogues from his various movies. Organizers gave a check of $84,500 to Nandamuri Balakrishna. Program ended by thanking all the donors who came with big heart and all the Nandamuri Fans who made the event a great success.