Fifita Tutoe via Crowdrise
December 18, 2012
BENEFITING: SPECIAL SERVICE FOR GROUPS INC
EVENT: ASICS LA Marathon 2013
EVENT DATE: Mar 17, 2013
Hello and Malo e Lelei everyone,
I am joining the LA Marathon in March 17,2013 for the very first time. SUPER EXCITED FOR IT!!! I will be running half a marathon (13 miles) and it is for a great cause. I am running for APIOPA (Asian and Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance) and TCSC (Tongan Community Services Center) TEAM. SHOUTOUT to my TEAM!!! WE CAN DO THIS YAL'..
What motivates myself to join this marathon is because part the money will be helping me to pay my outstanding tuition fees so i can get back to school. I stopped going to school in 2008 due to financial difficulties and though it has been a long time, I am still willing to go back to pursue higher education. As a minority student from an underrepresented community, I have become an active member in the Tongan Community in Los Angeles advocating for immigrant rights which has been a struggle for myself and other Tongan students in the community. I hope to be able to continue to be an advocate and give voice to my fellow Tongan undocumented students in the Tongan community.
The rest of the money will be going to APIOPA, which focuses on access to healthy food and environments for Asians and Pacific Islanders, and TCSC, which focuses on advocating for the needs of the local Tongan community.
I will be pleased and honored if you will make donations to support our cause. Your donation will be a huge huge huge help to APIOPA./TCSC and not only that, but it will help me with my education as well. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY DONATING ANY AMOUNT!!!
THANK YOU AND MALO 'AUPITO FOR YOUR SUPPORT & LOVE!!
Tu'a 'ofa 'eiki atu,