Made my half mark!
Thanks everyone who is out there for me. Your support and cheer is keep me out there!
Please celebrate MOCA's story and celebrate our heritage and immigrant story. Support MOCA, support me! Please help me exceed my fundraising goal of US$5000! Thank you so much!
Mary (updated on 9/19/2019)
Wait, What? Me? Again? No way!!! Hmmm... Ok! I'm in!
20 years ago, I did the New York Marathon. It was an exhilarating experience running through the neighborhoods I knew so well growing up in NYC. 20 years later, I have committed to running the New York Marathon again to fundraise for the Museum of Chinese in America. I hope you will support me as I train up for this enormous event on Nov 3, 2019! Your encouragement will keep me going and I need alot of it especially having to train in hot and humid Hong Kong.
At the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), a national cultural institution that tells the untold stories in the making of America through the lens of the Chinese immigrant experience, visitors are greeted with the Chinese proverb: “*A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.*” It is our way of honoring the pioneering spirit of not only Chinese immigrants but all immigrants who sacrificed and dared to take the first step that blazed a path for future generations in America.
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.
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