BENEFITING: Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc.
EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2016
I am honored to be running the 2016 Boston Marathon for the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC). I have promised to fundraise $8,888 (8 is a lucky number in Chinese culture, and my favorite number) and am confident that - with YOUR help - we can reach this goal!
WHAT IS BCNC?
Founded in 1969, the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) is the largest nonprofit social service provider dedicated to Asian/Asian American immigrant families in Greater Boston, supporting over 2,000 children, youth, and adults each year. BCNC believes that, with dedicated community support, families have enormous potential to thrive. When immigrants create their own success stories and can participate fully in society, we all benefit. Learn more at http://bcnc.net/
WHY AM I RUNNING FOR BCNC?
1) BCNC is a Boston community institution that makes the city a more welcoming place for Asian immigrants. My parents immigrated to the U.S. and I know that if I had just arrived in Boston from a different country, BCNC would be a home away from home.
2) BCNC is centered around the family, which I believe is the primary ingredient to building cohesive neighborhoods. By serving as a support network for children and parents, BCNC is also creating stronger communities.
3) As someone involved in various Boston Asian American networks, I wanted to bring this community together to support BCNC. I have supported BCNC Bamboo Circle for several years and was also a paddler for the 2015 BCNC Dragonboat Team.
I've never run a marathon, but wanted to fundraise money for an organization I love. And being a part of this Boston tradition is a dream come true. Any kind of support you can offer ($, kind words, good vibes) would mean the world to me.
$50: a customized sticker showing off your support
$100: Shoelaces of Support (shoelaces that list names of all donors at this level)
$150: Pamela's Power Breakfast: an event where I'll serve the foods I eat after a long run to refuel!
$250+: ad space on my marathon jersey which will be seen by 1+ million spectators!
(larger space at $500 & $1000 levels)
*thank-you's are all-inclusive*
HOW DO I SUPPORT?