A Message from the YRS Founder and Director

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Dr. Luh Putu Upadisari

Dr. Luh Putu Upadisari, YRS Founder and Director

On Friday 26th April, Yayasan Rama Sesana and our fabulous supporters came together to acknowledge Kartini Day and raise vital funds to continue our clinical and education programs focusing on women’s reproductive health at and for the traditional market community in Bali.

During the day, we held a bazaar and bake sale, as well as provide 18 women with the opportunity to undertake a Pap smear examination (of which 95% were local women sponsored by their workplace or individuals). In the evening, guests enjoyed the YRS fundraising party where they bid on items donated for our Silent Auction and bought raffle tickets for their chance to win other fantastic items. They also enjoyed delicious canapés and drinks supplied by some of our favourite local eateries. Check out our Links page to view the websites of local businesses who generously contributed to our event.

Just over 150 guests attended the events throughout the day and the evening (with hundreds more purchasing raffle tickets). We are very excited to announce that our event raised close to 70 million Rupiah! These proceeds will be allocated to support the clinical and education activites at the Badung traditional market as well as the development of two new YRS women’s health clinics, one based at the Intaran traditional market in Sanur and another at the Seririt traditional market in Singaraja, Buleleng. Keep an eye out on the YRS website, Facebook and Twitter for more updates!

We thank all of the local sponsors, both individual and corporate, along with the guests, volunteers, YRS staff and the Event Committee who made this Fundraising Event possible, with a special mention to Amy Cardmone and her family who generously welcomed our supporters into their home. As always, we are incredibly grateful for your support and we hope you all continue to join us on our journey for a more sustainable future and a healthy generation of women.

Best wishes,

Dr. Luh Putu Upadisari

YRS Founder and Director


If you would like to sponsor someone for a Pap smear examination, please contact us for more information.