Special Thanks to Lambda Phi Epsilon
Cammy Lee Leukemia Foundation, Inc.

Board of Directors:

James Chang
Kevin Ching M.D.
Sharon Lau
Stella Lee Leong

AA NHPI Days of Community Service The First 100 Days

Because of what AA NHPIs did on November 4, 2008, CHANGE came to America, CHANGE came to Asian Pacific America.

Because of what AA NHPIs did on January 19, 2009, the Presidential Inaugural Committee´s National Day of Service, HOPE came to America, HOPE came to Asian America, HOPE came to Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander America.

From the First Day of the 2008 Presidential Election, to the First 200 Days of the Obama Administration, AA NHPIs throughout the nation, are answering President Obama´s Call for National Service

By believing in HOPE, because HOPE saves lives.

Every day, as the clock ticks, 6,000 patients diagnosed with myelolyphoma HOPE to LIVE, but only half-a-million AA NHPIs are in the Be the Match Registry, not enough to help everyone who needs a bone marrow transplant, to live.

By creating SOLUTIONS, to keep HOPE alive.

By forming partnerships with AA NHPI medical leaders, community leaders, elected leaders, and patients, to prevent leukemia, and encourage more AA NHPIs to become bone marrow donors, and collaborating with Yul Kwon, Cook Islands´ Survivor and Spokesperson for the Be The Match Registry (BTM), Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association (APAMSA), AAPIs for Obama, APIAVote, APAs for Progress (APAP), Asian American Donor Program (AADP), Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M), Cammy Lee Leukemia Foundation (CLLF), Family Bridges (FB), and South Asian Marrow Association of Recruiters (SAMAR), Hon. Gary Locke, Hon. Fiona Ma, Hon. Jean Quan, Hon. Dee Andrews, Hon. Suja Lowenthal, and Hon. Harold Fong, to bring "The Gift of HOPE" to Asian Pacific America for the 2009 PIC National Day of Service at the Paul Hom Asian Clinic in Sacramento, the MLK Day Parade in Long Beach, the Tet Festival in San Francisco, the Renaissance Plaza in Oakland Chinatown, the APIA Vote Town Hall in Washington, DC, and at "Unity for the Sake of Change" at the Oakland Coliseum. That weekend, hundreds of AA NHPIs, from NYC to Long Beach, took a simple cheek swab, and registered to become a bone marrow donor, to give "The Gift of HOPE" – a noble act, a noble gift of life, that money cannot buy. Dozens more "pledged it forward" by agreeing to organize AA NHPI Bone Marrow Awareness Days/Drives/Recruitment Parties.

The result? Passion. Momentum. A Lifelong Commitment Public Service.

The passion and momentum to propel National Service as more than One Day of National Service, but a Lifetime of National Service, not just on one day, but for the future, each and every day.


[Source : American Chronicle]

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