As the training progresses for us, we decided to prioritize the Asian American community by proclaiming our support for them. Through different events, we share our views of issues happening around the community, whether it is promoting the Asian-American community through vigorous five mile walk, teaching senior citizens about traffic safety, or performing at a charity dinner in regards to Asian-American health. As this week was filled with numerous activities, it kept us busy and active in their communities! Despite the fact that we are busy with our training schedules, we will always make time to help out our community.
Miss Asia Contestants Teach Seniors Traffic Safety
at the Friends Adult Day Care Center in Chinatown
This past Wednesday, seniors at the Friends Adult Day Care Center at 9 Elizabeth Street, where pleasantly surprised to meet four of us. When we entered the day care, we were met with bright smiles and warm welcomes as the seniors also continued playing games in the form of mahjong and playing cards. For the period of time that we were there, we introduced ourselves and taught them the traffic safety song that they had been practicing for months. By doing so, we were teaching the seniors to be more careful when crossing the street. After the seniors joined us in a dance, they graciously gave gift cards while we continued interacting with them. We felt that it was important for seniors to be informed of traffic safety, because it is something that can affect them in their every day life. We want them to be well informed so that they can prevent any accidents from happening.
Traffic Safety Song
Take caution when you walk
Cars are always passing by
Look both ways before you cross
Let’s all wait.
Chinese Community Partnership for Health Foundation
21st Year of Service to the Chinese Community Anniversary Dinner
We were recently invited to and attended the prestigious charity dinner held annually by the Chinese Community Partnership for Health Foundation in the Jing Jong Restaurant in Chinatown on Wednesday, July 30th. The event was held in commemoration of the organization’s valued activities in regards to the community’s health. Specifically, we and the organization aimed to inform the community about stroke awareness and prevention. On behalf of ATV, we performed and sung songs at the event. We also interviewed renowned professionals in regards to their thoughts about the event and strong prevention.
People Helping People at the
2014 CPC Walkathon and Family Fair
After performing, yet again the traffic safety song, we were honored to have fundraised and participated in the walkathon hosted by Chinese American Planning Council on August 3rd. Over 5000 people participated to fundraise for programs benefiting schools, day cares, and other community programs. Although it started out as a rainy day, it did not stop us nor other participants at Columbus Park and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Joined by Miss Gorgeous of the Miss Asia 2013, Nida Taylor,we were eager to show their support for the community throughout the five mile trek. There were performances by many others, including seniors, young children from a daycare, and even a dragon performance. We met with many members of the community and were able to interact with them. Afterwards, the fair also had a watermelon eating contest that was very entertaining for us. We were very ecstatic to show our support for CPC.
Vision Zero and Precinct 109’s National Night Out
At one of our previous visits to Precinct 109 of Flushing, Queens, we were informed of the significance of Vision Zero. It is estimated that a vehicle injures or kills a pedestrian every two hours or so. The New York Police Department believe that this is a very preventable accident, especially through the three actions that we push for. Stop. Look. Listen. You must stop before crossing a street and look and listen for incoming cars in all directions. This was the message that we were trying to spread when we attended Precinct 109’s National Night on August 5th attended by over 2000 people, there were many activities and foods for the community. For example, there was horseback riding, a barbecue, inflatable rides, and much more. We were honored to have performed our traffic safety song to promote Vision Zero. It is important for us to push this message so that it can reach as many people as possible. We were especially praised by Chief Chan, who is an active advocate of Vision Zero, and was very glad that we were helping spread awareness about it. Through our platform, many people were able to listen to us. In fact, Captain Thomas Conforti of Precinct 109 even did the traffic safety dance with us. We were very happy to be able to do so at National Night Out, because not only were there many families to spread the message to, but many politicians and community leaders as well.