Dear family and friends,
I'm excited to be running the NYC half marathon this March on behalf of an organization that is very important to me.
As some of you may know, I have been involved with a nonprofit organization called Apex for Youth (Apex) since moving to NYC. Apex empowers underserved NYC youth in the Asian American community through mentorship. Young professionals like me are matched with mentees to support them in their academic and career goals. Apex also hosts a wide range of enrichment activities including basketball, SAT tutoring, community service, and the arts.
I've been with my mentee Melanie for the past 3 years, and plan to continue with her as she embarks on high school. It's been a great experience!
Running with the Apex charity arm is my way of giving thanks to this great organization, while challenging myself physically. Whatever form of support you can provide will be duly noted and serve as motivation for me.
Here is more about Apex: http://apex-ny.org/