Chef Who Raised $24,000 For NYC Chinatown Businesses to Hold 2nd Charity Run

Chef Who Raised $24,000 For NYC Chinatown Businesses to Hold 2nd Charity Run
Ryan General
By Ryan General
November 23, 2020
Following the success of his “Run For Chinatown” charity drive, former chef Leland Yu is gearing up for another run to help more businesses affected by the pandemic in New York’s Chinatown.
Second run for the community: Yu, who himself lost his job due to COVID-19 restrictions, took to Instagram last week to announce “Run For Chinatown Part 2.”
  • In his attempt to run 70 miles on December 5, he has extended an invitation to everyone who wants to join him. 
  • He is set to start at 6 a.m. and do 11-12 minute mile runs to pace himself, according to AsAm News.
  • “I’m inviting everyone to join me, but run at their own pace,” Yu was quoted as saying. “They can run the entire 70 miles or just a portion of the route.”
  • According to Yu, runners can ask sponsors to donate a dollar amount to every mile they finish. Participants can direct their supporters to donate in a GoFundMe page that will be set up for the event.
  • Proceeds from the upcoming event will go to Welcome to Chinatown‘s Longevity Fund, a relief fund for small businesses in that has so far released $50,000 to help over 10 businesses in Chinatown.
Yu’s first run: Back in May, Yu ran 62 miles, raising $24,000 for Welcome To Chinatown, NextShark previously reported.
  • Funds Yu raised from the first run were used to feed COVID-19 front-liners and aid owners of small businesses affected by the crisis. 
Feature Image via runforchinatown
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