Hello my name is Ichizo Yamada. I am a graduate and current staff member of AADAP's Therapeutic community. This year myself and my partner, Cindy, have decided to put our mental and physical stamina to the test by running the LA Half Marathon. It has been a challenging year already - I am in my third year of working 2 full-time jobs and Cindy completed her Master's Degree. However, the journey is not over. Having worked for AADAP for almost 7 years now I have seen the trials and tribulations (and victories!) of sustaining a non-profit organization. Often times we work long, grueling hours to provide necessary services that are not fully funded by our contracts. It is through fundraisers like AMP that we are able to supplement the growing need for substance abuse services in Los Angeles County. Please help us achieve our goal of supporting AADAP and we will show you what we have to offer by crossing the finish line!