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NYC athlete who raised $65k for Chinatown businesses to hold next charity run for 60-year-old Chinese bakery

Run for Chinatown charity

Leland Yu, a former chef behind “Run for Chinatown” — a running initiative that has donated around $65,000 to local businesses — in New York City is holding a new charity run in time for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

The details: The Sept. 18 event, titled “Mid-Autumn Mile,” will begin at the Cooper Triangle at 6:15 p.m. and end at the intersection of Mott and Pell Streets. It will be led by Yu and Kai Ng, a certified running coach who has finished 60 races himself — including 15 marathons and a “handful of ultra-marathons.”

Kelly Hu, Charlyne Yi and more hold virtual table read to raise $180K to build 3D printed school

thinking huts

Non-profit Thinking Huts will host a diverse group of actors for a charity event, with proceeds going toward 3D printed schools in countries that need it the most.

Details on the event: The virtual table reading of “Second Act,” released in 2018, will be held tomorrow at 6 p.m. MT/8 p.m. ET. The first 1,000 registrants will have an opportunity to take part in building their first school in Madagascar. The event will also include a silent auction.

Nurse Raises Over $12,000 For Homeless and Elderly People in NYC Amid Lockdown

An Asian American registered nurse started a crowdfunding campaign for the homeless and elderly stuck inside their homes in New York City amid the COVID-19 lockdown.

Justin Tsui, who is currently pursuing a doctorate of nursing practice in psychiatric mental health at Columbia University, has been helping the elderly since the lockdown on March 22, according to his post on GoFundMe.