Do you know that there are more than 50,000 people who live on the street in the Los Angeles County every night?
Do you know that Los Angeles is the homeless capital of America?
Please join us, the Ascend LA Metro team, in participating in this walk for cause!
There are ways to end homelessness. Over the past 5 years, HomeWalk has mobilized 28,000 participants, raised $2.2 million and moved 12,000 individuals into permanent homes. You may even catch a moment with Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers Basketball All-Star). If you cannot join the Walk, as little as $10 of donation will help make a great impact. Thank you very much for your support!
What is HomeWalk?HomeWalk is United Way of Greater Los Angeles' annual 5K Run/Walk to End Homelessness. Each year thousands join together to do their part by fundraising and spreading the word that homelessness is a solvable problem.
Why HomeWalk?Over the past 5 years, HomeWalk moved 12,000 individuals into permanent housing. All proceeds go directly back to the community, supporting permanent solutions to end homelessness for chronically homeless people, veterans and families. Solutions such as permanent supportive housing and rapid rehousing have proven highly successful in cities such as New York and Denver. In Los Angeles County the solutions we support have over 85% success at keeping people off the streets for good with a 43% cost savings for tax-payers.
How you can make a difference?
To join the Ascend team, please click the following link and choose "Join Our Team":
When: Saturday, November 17, 2012
Opening Ceremony: 8:30am
5K Run/Walk: 9:00am ~ 11:30am
Where: Exposition Park (in front of the Los Angeles Coliseum
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Cost: Walkers $25; Runners $30
Message for your friends/family (simply copy & paste):
I am writing to let you know that I have registered for the annual HomeWalk on November 17, 2012 and am very excited about the event. I am joining my professional organization named Ascend, a professional organization that strives to promote leaders in the Pan-Asian community, for the cause. I am looking to make a difference in the lives of these homeless families and individuals so have made an ambitious fundraising goal.
I love to have your help. Will you please sponsor me for the HomeWalk? Just click on the website address below to enter my personalized Web page and charge your donation. Thank you, in advance, for supporting this important cause!
[Insert personalized webpage]
To donate to a participant and/or support the team, please click the following link:
[Replace with your personalized webpage when you send it to your friends]
To get further information about HomeWalk, please visit:
Visit our event page at http://www.ascendleadership.org/events/event_details.asp?id=271428.
If you have questions about this event, please contact Nancy Xu (Nancy.Xu@us.pwc.com).
We look forward to have your participation and kind donation! Thank you.
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The mission of Ascend is to be the premier professional organization dedicated to enabling its members, business partners and the community to leverage the leadership and global business potential of Pan-Asians.
Ascend plays a vital role in helping global companies and our members align their objectives for mutual success and we have rapidly become one of the largest Pan-Asian professional membership organizations. Our national and regional chapter programs help us:
-- Cultivate the leadership development and professional growth of members
-- Build eminence and visibility for Asians and to provide role models
-- Provide business growth opportunities for our members and corporate partners
-- Encourage the continuous presence and influence of Asians in the global economy
-- Bridge the "Cultural Difference” gap between Asian and Western cultures
-- Serve the public interest in the community and
-- Provide thought leadership
Please visit www.AscendLeadership.org for more information.