Dear Family and Friends,
I am running in the ING New York Marathon on November 6, 2011 for the New York Asian Women’s Center (NYAWC), and I have a fundraising goal of $2,500. NYAWC provides empowering programs and services for women and children, who have been victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, or other forms of abuse. As stated in the mission statement, “The Center works to raise public awareness about violence against women, advocates for the rights of survivors, and acts as an agent of social change.” Domestic abuse and human trafficking is a tragedy that happens far too often in our society.
As a recent graduate of Boston College, NYAWC offers me the opportunity to champion social justice and continue the ideals grounded in my Jesuit education. At BC, I advocated for Asian American issues through Asian Caucus and the Southeast Asian Students Association. My passion for Asian American issues led me to pursue my minor in Asian American studies. BC also gave me the opportunity to participate in a service and immersion trip to Nicaragua, where I witnessed the consequences for women and children in a largely machismo culture as well as the strength and resilience of survivors. These various experiences at BC have culminated in my desire to fundraise for the NYAWC – an organization that orchestrates active change and justice for marginalized individuals.
Please consider making a 100% tax-deductible donation to help victims of domestic abuse and human trafficking live free from violence. You can donate directly on this page or send me a check (if you don't want to fill out an online form). If possible, please remember to ask your employer for a matching gift on my behalf.
As an Asian American woman, I am proud to cross the finish line for the NYAWC, and I hope to see you at the finish in November. Thank you so much for your generous support!
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