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isi vunileva

isi vunileva
United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Nov 28, 2012
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Thank you! for supporting our LA Marathon Team for 2013 for the Tongan Community Service Center (TCSC) & the Asian Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance (APIOPA)! 

I think this team has more Pacific Islanders running! than any other in the 2013 LA Marathon team ;)  and YES, i'm part of this great Team! 

I will be running, well, more like walking to promote a message of healthy living!  

I am part of a team from Southern CA, Northern CA and Arizona of different running backgrounds and experience!  Most of us are running the marathon for the first time!  I am praying i survive the Marathon, if not, it will be my first and last!  So i understand i cannot do it without the support of my extended family and good friends, so PLEASE Donate!

We are all runnning as a team to support TCSC and APIOPA who directly and indirectly promote healthy living as a family!  TCSC works with Kaiser Permanente and the National Cancer Institute to share health information about Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cancer prevention with our community.  APIOPA has connected Pacific Islander community members with community gardens in Lennox and Long Beach and we are working together to create a safer park in Lennox and currently help support a Pacific Islander-led walking group at Victoria Park in Carson!   Check out our websties for more information: tonganla.net and apiopa.org.

Our goal is to raise $20,000 in total.  The first few thousand that we raise will help one of our dear community members to continue her educational pursuits!  We will help her with some of her school fees.  She is an active community member who always gives back and we believe in her potential!  We will also help TCSC continue our Citizenship and Natuarlization Services that help community members become US citizens or Permanent Residents and gain better access to health services, higher education and sustainable jobs.  APIOPA will also look to expand the Community Supported Agriculture program that connects the fresh & healthy produce from local farmers to community members & families.     

I will post a few videos soon that highlight these programs a bit more, and my journey in preparing for the LA Marathon!

Thank you again for supporting our TCSC & APIOPA 2013 LA Marathon Team!

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