Run with ACAS at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) Charity Challenge 2016 and help raise $20,000 for East and Southeast Asians living with HIV and members of the LGBTQ Community!
Dear runners, walkers, donors and ACAS supporters,
Are you ready to run for a great cause and raise money for Asian Community AIDS Services (ACAS) to support East and Southeast Asians living with HIV and members of the LGBTQ community in Toronto? Join us as a runner or walker on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at this year at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k Run/Walk (STWM) Charity Challenge!
This is ACAS’ 6th year at the STWM Charity Challenge, and our fundraising goal is $20,000. We invite each and everyone of you to take part of the challenge either as a runner, walker, fundraiser, donor or supporter! As an annual major fundraiser event for the agency, all funds raised at the race will directly support our East and Southeast Asian service users who are living with HIV and members of the LGBTQ communities, our Queer Asian Youth program, our new Transwomen Program, as well as help support the work of the Ontario Positive Asians Network, a network for HIV+ Asians in Ontario. In the past five years, ACAS has met or exceeded its fundraising goal. From raising $15,000 in the 2000 to over $24,000 in 2015, we have seen an increase of funds raised over the years. Through engaging our stakeholders, service users, volunteers and donors to support our participation at the SWTM Charity Challenge, we have built a stronger community for East and Southeast Asians infected and affected by HIV in the Greater Toronto Area.
Last year, we had a total of 32 runners and seven teams of walkers and runner competing for the top spot. Together with the generous donations of our donors, ACAS surpassed our $20,000 fundraising goal and raised a total of $24,172!!! This year, we are hoping to once again surpass our $20,000 fundraising goal.
To register, please visit http://www.acas.org/acas-scotiarun-charity-challenge-2016/ for more information. You can also watch our Facebook Page (http://www.facebook.com/AsianCommunityAIDSServices) for news and updates related to the ACAS ScotiaRun 2016 Charity Challenge!
Second Annual Fabulous Feast to support the ACAS ScotiaRun Charity Challenge
- Date: Saturday, September 24, 7-9 p.m.
- Location Party Room, 256 Jarvis Street, Parking on the street
- Suggested donation: $30.
- Bring your own bottle (BYOB).
You will receive a donation receipt!
Noulmook and volunteers will be cooking an authentic Thai dinner for guests.
- Authentic Thai curry (Green or Red)
- Son in law eggs
- Thai Esaan sausage
- Classic Thai desserts
- Mysterious dish we bet you’ve never tasted in any Thai restaurant before.
Spaces is limited!
RSVP with Mina at firstname.lastname@example.org, Noulmook at email@example.com or call 416-963-4300 by Friday 23rd.
New ACAS Public Service Announcement
Have you checked out ACAS Men’s Program’s latest PSA? It gets a bit steamy (and informative)!
Watch: “WTF is this STI?!”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPY3F4bFssU&feature=youtu.be
Got some anxiety and concern about what’s going on… down there?
For more information on testing and where to get tested, please visit: hasslefreeclinic.org & slam.acas.org
Filming and Editing: Justin-Kyle Abalos
The video is developed to help educate and increase awareness around sexually transmitted infections (STI) and testing. The contents of the video are written and reviewed by health experts.
As a community-based agency, we rely heavily on the time, dedication and support we receive from our volunteers to do our work. On August 25, 2016, we hosted our Volunteer Appreciation Night where we had fun and delicious Thai food, fun and games, and a presentation from our international youth interns Ryan and Sahar on their work in Thailand, as well as the premiere of our newest Men’s Program Public Service Announcement!
From Richard Utama:
Dear colleagues and friends,
I am writing to inform you that starting in September I will be taking a 10-month leave of absence from ACAS to pursue my Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Toronto. During my leave, Ryan Tran will take over my position and responsibilities.
Most of you are familiar with Ryan, who has been with the SLAM Men’s program since 2013. He also just returned from Thailand having completed a 6-month youth internship and his invaluable experience will immensely enrich the program’s perspectives. Please welcome him to the new role and be nice to him! As always, SLAM Men’s team: Ryan Tran, Brian Ly and Mike Adia, are interested to know what you want to see happening in the program!
In the meantime, I am out of here and I will see you next year!
See you end of September/early October for another round-up of another sizzling edition of month-in-review!