Annual international photo exhibit to be held March 26

SowHope is an international, nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to inspiring women around the world through wellness, education and economic opportunities.

The public is invited to attend the fourth annual world class, international photo exhibit “Beauty & the Burden—Women of the Third World” to raise awareness of the plight of women in the developing world. This fundraising event is Saturday, March 26, 7:00 p.m. at the Goei Center, 818 Butterworth SW, Grand Rapids. Tickets for the event are $25 each.

More than 40 photographs showing both the beauty and the burden of women in the Third World will be on display as well as several interactive stations where attendees can have a hands-on look at the world these women face. The powerful, inspiring photos were taken by more than a dozen international photographers. Opportunities to support projects focusing on women’s health care, literacy classes, and micro-loans will be available at this event.

The gala evening will include delicious food (heavy hors d’oeuvres) prepared by award-winning West Michigan Catering, a cash bar, and live piano music by professional Diane Cosby. Alan Salmon, president and CEO of Superior Furniture, will host the evening and an inspiring presentation about SowHope will be given by the organization’s president, Mary Dailey Brown, at 8 p.m. Comments will be made by board member Al Longtin, president and CEO of ABresources. After the program, attendees are invited to stay and enjoy the music and cash bar until 10 p.m. Complimentary valet parking will be provided.

There are limited tickets for this event and pre-purchase is recommended. Call (616) 433-1575 or visit the website at to purchase tickets.


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