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星期二, 2月 16, 2016

洪聚佐、Sharon Cho 將代表BCNC跑馬拉松

Pamela Hung & Sharon Cho Represent BCNC in 2016 Boston Marathon Pamela Hung (25) and Sharon Cho (28) are representing The Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) in the 2016 Boston Marathon. Together, they have set an ambitious goal of raising $19,000. All proceeds will benefit BCNC’s family-centered services for children, youth and families. “Sharon and Pamela’s applications to run stood out, because of their dedication and commitment to BCNC’s mission”, said Kelly Yardley, BCNC Development Associate. Pamela Hung is an active member of the local Asian American community, serving as the President of the Taiwanese American Professionals (TAP) organization and as a member of the steering committee member for the Saffron Circle, a multi-generational and multi-ethnic Asian giving circle located in Greater Boston. When asked why Pamela is running the Boston Marathon, she replies: “BCNC is a Boston community institution that makes the city a more welcoming place for Asian immigrants. My parents emigrated to the U.S. from Taiwan and I know that if I had just arrived in Boston from a different country, BCNC would be a home away from home for me, too”. Pamela also appreciates BCNC’s “family-centered” approach, suggesting this strategy is “the primary ingredient to building a stronger and more cohesive community.” This is Pamela’s first marathon and she admits to it being a “dream come true” for her, in terms of her participation this year. Sharon Cho is the daughter of Korean immigrants and she first became familiar with BCNC through friends, who worked for BCNC. As she became more involved with community organizations, she developed an awareness of BCNC’s positive impact upon the Greater Boston community. “As a child, I often witnessed the struggles that Asian immigrant families face, including language barriers, lack of culturally competent resources, and difficulties navigating government bureaucracies”, says Sharon. “Given my upbringing, I understand at a personal level how vital BCNC’s services are to the Asian immigrant community it serves”. Sharon is currently serving on the support committee for the Chinese Progressive Association and is assisting in the Chinatown “stabilization” and “just cause” eviction campaigns. Additionally, she is a planner and trainer for the Activist Training Institute (ATI), a leadership development and training program for Asian Americans in the Greater Boston area. Sharon has served on the Board of Directors of the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW), where she remains an active member. “I am running for team BCNC because I care deeply about community. And that is what BCNC's work is about, says Sharon: “to support Boston's Asian and Asian Americans in their efforts to live a more equitable and full life”. To support Pamela and Sharon, please visit: https://www.crowdrise.com/TeamBCNC2016/fundraiser/pamelahung https://www.crowdrise.com/TeamBCNC2016/fundraiser/sharoncho