Saree Run/Walk 2022 (1K/3K)

March 27, 2022 at Doylestown Central Park -Brought to you by Desis of Doylestown and Arva Yoga

$11,910

224 supporters

$20,000 goal

Team Member

Silvi Haldipur

$1,802

by 30 supporters

$2,000 goal

This year has been an amazing exploration of who I am, where I live, the history that came before me, and what I hope for in the future.

This run is especially meaningful to me in that I'm a child of immigrant parents.

My mother grew up with little means. She would wake up early morning to tend a farm, then walk miles to school barefoot in the only uniform she owned, after school she would run home to continue the work on the farm and then after all the chores were done, she would sit and study by candle light in preparation for school the next day. She did this with great determination and  motivation for a better life. Her hard work paid off as she graduated with a degree in nursing. Nurses were in demand in the United States so she accepted the offer to work in this country. She worked hard, day in and day out and experienced many hardships. She would send money home to help her family but also to help other children in India gain the chance for a better life.  She did all of this in a Saree. We moved away from wearing this beautiful garment to fit in but today I have this urge to wear it as my everyday wear as it symbolizes a lot of who I am and honors those who have come before me.

When I look back at history, my personal history, the history of others, the women's suffrage movement. As women we continue to fight the good fight for what's right. For the betterment of our loved ones and our community. Right here in Bucks county I have met the most  incredible women who do a great deal to improve society. I am so honored to call them my friend.

This run for me is to honor my mother, her memory, all my friends here in Bucks County so that we can move towards a better life for all and where everyone belongs.

Please donate to my run and please come join us on March 27 from 1-4pm at Doylestown Central Park.  Registration for the run can be found on the main page here or at desisofdoylestown.org.

Your donation will be tax-deductible as Arva Yoga is a registered 501 (c) 3 organization. Proceeds of the run will benefit three women's education charities and will fund future Desis events and programs here in Bucks and Montgomery county.

Team Members

Silvi

$1,802

30 supporters

Aparna

$1,791

40 supporters

Sheela

$1,041

26 supporters

Radhika

$1,070

20 supporters

Santosh

$1,060

19 supporters

Vai Haridas (to honor my grandma and celebrate her 90th!)

$1,025

16 supporters

Darshana

$650

12 supporters

Vidya

$575

13 supporters

Richa

$386

11 supporters

Anjali

$425

5 supporters

Radhika Ramamurthi

$200

4 supporters

Chhaya Sanathara

$150

5 supporters

Organizer

Created By

Arva Yoga Inc

EIN: 86-1468955

Story

Saree, also called as ‘Sari’ may be a fashionable garment now, but it started from being a humble drape used by women thousands of years ago. The origin of the drape or garment similar to the sari can be traced back to the Indus Valley Civilization, which came into being 2800-1800 BC in northwest India. Typically, the length is between 3.5 to 9 yards and can be worn in many ways that define its versatility and beauty. It is a symbol of the heritage, culture, identities of a Desi Women

We ask you to run in a Saree as our mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, great grandmothers have run in these garments before us. Join us to challenge a misconception that you can't run in a Saree. 

This is the first Saree Run in the USA...come join us in making history, right here in Doylestown PA! After the run, stay to enjoy snacks, beverages, music and several activities

Click here to Register for the Run

Majority of the overall proceeds will be split between the 3 women's education charities we selected to fund specific programs.

Desis of Doylestown and Arva Yoga thank you for your contributions. 

Your donation today is tax-deductible. Arva Yoga is a registered public charity under Section 501(c)3 of Internal Revenue Code and Federal Tax ID: 86-1468955. Arva Yoga offers free and accessible yoga classes and workshops for people from all walks of life with the goal of spreading awareness of the true meaning of yoga while promoting overall mind-body-spirit wellness.

Many Companies match donations made by their employees to non-profit organizations. If your Company participates in a matching gift program, please also visit your Company website and submit a request. The organization details are ARVA YOGA INC

1846 Adams Way, Jamison, PA, 18929, United States, U.S. Tax ID/EIN: 861468955, [email protected], http://Arvayoga.org


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Arva Yoga Inc

A 501(c)(3) organization

EIN 86-1468955