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)!
We like to think that this team has more Pacific Islanders running! than any other 2013 LA Marathon team ;)
We are all running to promote a message of healthy living as a family!
We have team members from Southern CA, Northern CA and Arizona of different running backgrounds and experience! Most of us are running the marathon for the first time! We cannot do it without the support of our family and friends! Please don't hesitate to remind us to stay on our training schedule (1.5 to 3 mile runs a few days a week and long runs on the weekend! ;)
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.
We will post a few videos soon that highlight these programs a bit more!
Thank you again for supporting our TCSC & APIOPA 2013 LA Marathon Team!
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