BENEFITING: SPECIAL SERVICE FOR GROUPS INC
EVENT: ASICS LA Marathon 2013
EVENT DATE: Mar 17, 2013
I am running for a cause and I invite you to join me. By the time we begin celebrating AAPI Heritage Month in May 2013, my little ol' legs would have run over 700 miles (that is a run from Los Angeles to San Francisco, and back) to increase awareness about the rising rates of obesity in the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. This alarming growth has also led to increasing rates of diabetes diagnoses in AAPIs. In fact, although some AAPIs tend to weigh less than Whites, African Americans and Latinos, we have a higher percentage of visceral fat which is often linked to the risk of Type 2 diabetes. I am fundraising to support the good and important work of the Asian Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance and Tongan Community Service Center. I will be humbled and honored if you will make a donation by pledging online or offline (by sending me a check). Any amount is appreciated! Thank You! Xie Xie! Terima Kasih! You can learn more about APIOPA at www.apiopa.org, and TCSC at www.tonganla.org.