AACI’s 1st Run for Wellness

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San Jose, CA - Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) invites one and all to its first ever Run for Wellness on Saturday, June 8. The 5K Run/Walk through the Stevens Creek Trail in Mountain View will directly fund AACI’s services for youth who are navigating extraordinary life challenges.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

AACI Run for Wellness

5K Run/Walk, 8:30am

Kid’s Mile Fun Run (ages 6-8 and 9-12), 9:45am

Hosted by Microsoft Corporation

Start/Finish line at: 1065 La Avenida Street, Mountain View

$40/person; $25/youth 19 and under; FREE/Kids’ mile fun run (ages 6-12)

To register, visit: 40th.aaci.org

“We invite everyone in the community to support our youth and help make a difference in their lives,” said Michele Lew, AACI President and CEO.

The Start / Finish Line and all pre and post-race activities will be hosted by Microsoft Corporation. Awards will go to the top three male and female finishers and kids’ one mile runners (ages 6-8 and 9-12 categories). The event emcee will be NBC Bay Area meteorologist Rob Mayeda.

AACI brings together committed individuals from all walks of life and experiences. Individuals such as Hanley Chew, a public sector attorney, describes his involvement stemming from his strong commitment to public service.

As the son of immigrants in New York’s Chinatown, Chew feels fortunate that others in the community helped him and his family. Chew says that he would not be the success he is today without that spirit of mutual support. ”Now, I would like to give something back to the Asian community and, hopefully, help others in the same way,” explains Chew.

In his three years of involvement, Chew has channeled his desire to pay-it-forward into a spectrum of AACI activities: helping organize a toy and clothing drive, presenting at the Senior Center, and leading events at the Youth Program.

Chew takes pride in his many roles: “Volunteering at AACI has been an extremely rewarding experience for me.” Adding, “I have been inspired by the incredibly selfless and compassionate example of AACI’s employees and volunteers who make a tangible positive difference in the lives of people in the community every day.”

Since Chew had depended upon individuals in the community in his youth, he now feels good about having a chance to give back. “In many ways, I feel that I am repaying the kindness that so many others showed me when I was growing up.

Join Hanley and others to support our youth on June 8th. The first 100 paid participants will be entered into an additional drawing to win an Xbox 360. All paid registrants will be entered into a raffle for two round-trip Southwest Airlines tickets. Join in the fun and support our youth!

  • Free refreshments provided by Hobee’s, Starbucks, Peet’s Coffee, Noah’s Bagels and more.
  • T-shirts and Sports Basement goodie bags for runners.
  • Fun post-race activities for kids and families.

Event sponsors include: Prometheus, Recology – Mountain View, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo and Media Sponsor NBC Bay Area News.

About Asian Americans for Community Involvement

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) is the largest nonprofit organization focused on the Asian American community in Santa Clara County and is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2013. AACI’s mission is to improve the health, mental health, and well-being of individuals, families and the Asian community. AACI’s services include youth development, primary care, mental health, HIV testing, education and prevention, substance abuse treatment, programs for drinking drivers, a Center for Survivors of Torture, problem gambling treatment, a domestic violence shelter, senior wellness services, and advocacy. For more information, visit www.aaci.org.

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