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Running my First Marathon in Support of the World YWCA

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BENEFITING: World Young Women's Christian Association

EVENT DATE: Mar 09, 2014

Valerie Ho

THE STORY:

Dear Family, Friends and Colleagues:

As some of you may know, in 2010 I ran my first half marathon in Angkor Wat, Cambodia, to raise awareness for women and child victims of human trafficking. Four years later (time flies!), I am attempting my first FULL marathon in Nagoya, Japan this March, a very significant event on my bucket list! My goal this time is to raise US$10,000 for a more encompassing cause to further women's rights, through an organization that is very, very close to my heart, the World Young Women's Christian Association (World YWCA).

Given my involvement with the organization since childhood, a community which I shared with my mother who was a volunteer at the Taipei YWCA, and now, a global family whom I serve in a Board of Director's role representing Taiwan, the Asia Pacific region, and young women worldwide, I am compelled to give back in a significant way. 

I hope you will consider metaphorically running alongside me as I attempt to cross this important milestone, by contributing to this very worthwhile cause. Any contribution that you make, large or small, would be greatly appreciated as every dollar goes a long way. Your generosity will be my greatest source of inspiration during the hardest stretch of the long run!

Yours Truly, Valerie

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More About the World Young Women's Christian Association (World YWCA):

The World YWCA is a global network of women leading social and economic change in over 120 countries, advocating for peace, justice, human rights and care for the environment and has been at the forefront of raising the status of women for more than a century. 

The World YWCA develops women’s leadership to find local solutions to the global inequalities women face. Each year, it reaches more than 25 million women and girls through work in over 20,000 communities. Through advocacy, training and development the World YWCA empowers women, including young women, to lead social change.

The World YWCA work is inspired by Christian principles and a commitment to women’s full and equal participation in society. It is a volunteer membership movement inclusive of women from many faiths, backgrounds, and cultures. 

It is our vision that one day, we will live in a fully inclusive world where justice, peace, health, human dignity, freedom and care for the environment are promoted and sustained by women’s leadership.

website: http://www.worldywca.org/

photo credit: Pearly Chen

 

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    $500

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    $150

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    $200

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    $500

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    $200

  • Ashley Ho

    $100

  • Ruth Gao

    $450

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    $100

  • Brietta Tsang

    $250

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    $300

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    $100

  • Melissa Chang

    $100

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Donor Comments

Talena Qing Liu

Talena Qing Liu

Congrats! Sorry I forgot to donate earlier! and sorry it's not a lot - grad student... super proud of you tho! 3 years ago

Serena & Joseph

Serena & Joseph

DONATION: $300

3 years ago

Deborah Thomas-Austin

Deborah Thomas-Austin

Good Luck Valerie 3 years ago

Melissa Chang

Melissa Chang

DONATION: $100

Val, what you're doing is amazing! Best of luck. 3 years ago

Flora Xu

Flora Xu

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Ben and Jamie Tsai

Ben and Jamie Tsai

DONATION: $300

Valerie, we are so proud of you! 加油!! 3 years ago

Brietta Tsang

Brietta Tsang

DONATION: $250

Val, I am so proud of you and this will be an awesome achievement! Good luck!! 3 years ago

AC

AC

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Ruth Gao

Ruth Gao

DONATION: $450

3 years ago

Ashley Ho

Ashley Ho

DONATION: $100

Good Luck!! 3 years ago