A Day to Remember...Walkathon and Family Day Fair 2008

Friday, August 1, 2008

Our report card

What's that? You are interested in doing CPC a huge favor? Well, the first thing you can do is let us know how you liked this year's Walkathon and Family Day Fair. We'd be really grateful if you'd help us out and fill out our survey by clicking here.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Not to change the subject...

If you had fun at the Walkathon, definitely mark down Thursday, September 18th in your calendar. That's the date of CPC's "Rebuild Sichuan" dinner, which will raise money for victims of the massive earthquake in China this past May. To learn more, click here.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Beat me to it...

Look, the Walkathon made it onto other blogs now!

Thank you!

What a day! The steamy weather didn't deter thousands of folks from making the biennial pilgrimage across the Brooklyn Bridge Saturday, and tens of thousands of dollars from being raised for our seniors. Pictures, stories, and wrap-ups to come soon. Stay tuned!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Walkathon Program

CPC Walkathon 2008

At Columbus Park, Manhattan:
9:30am Performance by seniors from Chinatown Senior Center

9:40am Performance by seniors from Open Door Senior Center

10:00am Kick-off Ceremony
Opening Remarks
Jenny Low, Chairwoman
Dr. Pearl Tam, Walkathon Committee Chair

10:05am Acknowledge sponsors
Present award to Chinese Radio and Chinatown Partnership LDC

10:10am Jenny Low announces Walkathon Grand Marshal Councilman John Liu
and hands over the Grand Marshal Sash to Councilman John Liu

10:15am Announce all VIP guests

10:20am Speech by VIP guests

10:25am Lion Kick Off Dance

10:30am Kick-off cutting of balloons
Lion Dance, John Liu will be the Grand Marshal to lead the walk

At Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn:
11:00am Welcome speech by President Chester Lee
Welcome Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President

11:10am Councilman John Liu will hand over the Walkathon banner to Chester Lee

11:15am Speech by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz

11:30am Walkers leave Cadman Plaza

At Columbus Park, Manhattan

12:00 noon Magic show

1:00pm Math Competition

1:30pm Face painting
Arts & Crafts

2:00pm Closing


The walking hasn't even begun yet, and we've already raised $100,000 for our seniors! Donate now and help us reach our ultimate goal!

Walkathon Bulletin: The final episode

CPC Walkathon Bulletin #7
July 25, 2008
By Interns at the Central Office of the Chinese-American Planning Council
150 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

The Walkathon is tomorrow!

(1) This is it! We've been preparing for months to make tomorrow as much fun for everyone as possible-- now you just need to show up. Please, if you are reading this e-mail, be at Columbus Park tomorrow at 10 am.

(2) As if you needed any more incentive: tomorrow's program is filled with interesting guests and fun activities. We have several city officials slated to attend, including two borough presidents, a congresswoman, and (drumroll please) Grand Marshal John Liu. More than that, the New Jersey Nets will have a table at the Family Day Fair. If you want tickets to see their new star, Yi Jianlian, this may be your chance.

(3) It's official: the weather tomorrow will be beautiful. (In case you are wondering, the chance of any sort of precipitation is 20%-- so it may be a good idea to show up).

(4) Bring water! We'll have water for everyone, but remember, it's a long walk. Grab a Poland Spring on your way out.

(5) Our thanks to all of our volunteers, who have put in the hours to make tomorrow the best Walkathon ever. We couldn't have done it without you.

(6) See you tomorrow at 10!