EVENT DATE: Jan 21, 2017
As you know, our abuelita passed away this summer. Our grandma's passing was heartbreaking and left our entire family bereft. We miss her very, very much.
Since her passing, Anna and I have been trying to refocus, recenter. After much deliberation, we concluded that we needed to channel our efforts towards a good cause. Thus, we've decided to run the inaugural Pasadena half-marathon in my abuelita's honor. Anna and I also wanted to take the opportunity to fund raise for an organization that was very dear to my abeulita's (and our entire family's) heart: The Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund ("MALDEF"). MALDEF is a venerable civil rights organization whose voice is critically needed as attacks on the civil rights and liberties of Latinos increase under the new administration. I do not think it is a coincidence that the half-marathon will take place on the same weekend as the upcoming inauguration.
That said, please consider supporting us in our efforts.