RIVER NORTH — A charity is hosting a cocktail party at Moe’s Cantina to raise money to help women in Africa.
The Worldwide Fistula Fund helps prevent and treat childbirth injuries in women in several African countries. It hopes to raise $50,000 during the May 2 party, called An Evening to Restore Dignity.
The event will feature live music, a taco bar, drinks, a photo booth and artisan goods like bags and jewelry made from fistula survivors, according to a news release. There will also be a raffle with prizes from the Shedd Aquarium, City Winery and Brookfield Zoo.
Soja Orlowski, executive director of the Worldwide Fistula Fund, will also talk about meeting fistula survivors in Africa.
The Worldwide Fistula Fund helps prevent and treat childbirth-related injuries like obstetric fistula, or a hole between a woman’s vagina and her bladder or rectum. Obstetric fistula affects up to 100,000 women every year and can kill, according to the World Health Organization.
The event starts 6 p.m. May 2 at Moe’s Cantina, 155 W. Kinzie St. Tickets are $50 each or $40 per ticket when buying three or more.