I write to ask for your support.
The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) desperately needs your support...so desperately that I will go through the excruciating exercise of running 26.2 miles on November 3, 2019 at the TCS NYC Marathon as the Co-Captain of the MOCA 20-person official marathon team and 150+ MOCA Spike Ambassador team.
26.2 miles is more than I have run in aggregate over the course of my life.
MOCA needs your support. I am running to support MOCA's quest to secure a permanent home to tell the untold stories in the making of America--stories like the building of the Transcontinental Railroad by Chinese, Irish, and Native Americans.
Despite two collapsing arches on two flat feet and a dehydrated L4/L5, I will run for this important cause.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. I could think of no better year to make a sacrifice and give my grit, discipline, and energy by running the TCS NYC Marathon in honor of a Museum dedicated to the preservation of the untold American narrative.
I am not someone who asks for favors. I am sacrificing as much for this cause as I am asking for your generous support.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.
In 2019, MOCA celebrates the 150th anniversary of the historic moment when a golden spike was driven into the ground at Promontory Summit in Utah to mark the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. To commemorate this milestone, MOCA has launched the MOCA Spike 150 initiative to honor the resilience, grit, and ingenuity symbolized by the thousands of laborers — many of whom were of Chinese ancestry — who toiled and gave their lives to build America into the country it is today. This nine-month journey will allow MOCA to tell 150 untold stories in the making of America as participants of MOCA Spike 150 run across the country culminating in the TCS NYC Marathon on November 3, 2019. MOCA welcomes you to join us in this unprecedented initiative, and welcomes runners to follow in the footsteps of this country’s first pioneers and make history.