'Help Japan Fundraiser' dinner Friday

April 12, 2011 5:12:17 AM PDT
Sunda New Asian is hosting a ''Help Japan Fundraiser'' dinner at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 15.

The event, where proceeds will go to Direct Relief International, will benefit the recent earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan.

The event will feature a cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres followed by a four-course dinner.

Live Japanese musicians and dancers will accompany the dinner, and Direct Relief will be showcasing their efforts of relief to the people of Japan.

A silent auction will be held and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the relief fund.

Tickets cost $150 each, but donations and sponsorships are accepted.

Tickets can be purchased at sundachicago.com

The 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami will forever go down in history as one of the worst natural disasters to strike Japan, and even the world.

On March 11, an 8.9 earthquake struck the northeast coast of Japan, and produced a 23-foot tsunami.

More than 18,000 have died and close to 500,000 people are still living in shelters.

Nuclear plants were damaged in the quake, and leaking radiation remains a prime concern for Japan in the worst nuclear disaster for 25 years.

Japan's economy will take years to recover, and could cost the country as much as $309 billion.

Sunda New Asian "Help Japan Fundraising" Dinner
Friday, April 15th at 6 p.m.
110 W. Illinois St.
Tickets $150 at sundachicago.com