NYC athlete who raised $65k for Chinatown businesses to hold next charity run for 60-year-old Chinese bakery
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.”
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.
Two children who lost their mother to cancer last year received a special gift from “Shang-Chi” star Simu Liu for Christmas.
Gift of giving: The Chinese Canadian actor donated a PlayStation 5 to the children and $1,000 to the Joanna Duong Chang Memorial Foundation, a charitable institution set up in their mother’s name.
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.
Supreme has tapped Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami to help design its new Box Logo Tee which will benefit youth and families facing homelessness amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 Relief Box Logo Tee, which features original artwork by Murakami, will retail for $60 online in the U.S. and Canada on April 24.
A machine that dispenses rice for free to the public amid the COVID-19 outbreak is making headlines in Vietnam this week.
The dispenser, also known as the “Rice ATM,” is the brainchild of Tuan Anh, the director of an electronic lock company in the Tan Phu District, Ho Chi Minh City.
Legendary Japanese rock star recently donated 10 million yen ($90,000) in support of multiple Meals on Wheels branches across Los Angeles.
Yoshiki, who has been living in Los Angeles for the past 20 years, made the generous donation through his non-profit organization Yoshiki Foundation America.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation in Massachusetts and Rhode Island recently granted the selfless wish of an 11-year-old boy diagnosed with a rare brain tumor.
Edward Liu could have wished for something he would enjoy for himself, but he decided to share a memorable experience with his friends instead.
A cooking show on YouTube has taken up a unique task that has endeared it to millions of followers: to share amazing recipes while feeding poor orphans in India.
The YouTube channel, called “Grandpa Kitchen,” features 73-year-old Narayana Reddy from Telangana, India, who cooks gargantuan meals to bring smiles and fill tummies of hungry children.
A diamond tycoon from India has made it his annual tradition to arrange mass weddings for women who don’t have parents and are unable to finance the nuptials themselves.
In the past eight years, businessman Mahesh Savani of PP Savani Group has paid for the weddings of more than 3,000 couples.
International action star Chow Yun-fat has maintained an extremely frugal lifestyle over the years despite being a multi-millionaire.
The Hong Kong actor, who has a net worth of $5.6 billion Hong Kong dollars (more than $714 million), reportedly spends only about $800 Hong Kong dollars ($102) a month.
Miss Vietnam’s Historic Rise From a Poor Family to the Miss Universe Pageant is Incredibly Inspiring
“From nothing, here I am. I can do it so you can do it too!” said Miss Vietnam H’hen Nie as she addressed a cheering audience during Monday’s pageant awards night in Nonthaburi, Thailand.
It was a historic night for Vietnam as Nie became its first candidate to reach the top five in Miss Universe.