News | May 19, 2022
With Sands as a major supporter, the Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) held its first annual Run for Rice/Walk for Wellness 5K on May 1 to raise funds for the new Healthy Asian Pacific Islander (HAPI) Medical Center.
Nearly 400 community members supported the event, raising more than $20,000 for the medical center, which aims to meet the needs of the Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) community by providing medical care in a safe, supportive environment that is culturally and linguistically accessible.
Las Vegas community members prepare to take part in ACDC’s first annual run/walk.
The event kicked off AAPI Heritage Month and featured Sands Cares as a lead sponsor of the run/walk in recognition of the community engagement program’s $100,000 contribution to the HAPI Medical Center, as part of the Sands 2022 partnership with ACDC.
Las Vegas Kaminari Taiko kicks off the run/walk.
“With the support of Sands and our other sponsors, our first annual run/walk was a tremendous success,” said Vida Lin, founder and president of ACDC. “Funds raised at the event are bringing us closer to opening the HAPI Medical Center and filling a void in delivering in-language, culturally aligned and accessible medical care options for the AAPI community. We continue to pursue donations to reach our funding goals and welcome the support of the community to help us provide this critical healthcare resource.”
First Lady Kathy Sisolak and Governor Steve Sisolak help kick off the race.
To learn more about Sands’ support for ACDC, please visit Sands Extends its Partnership with Asian Community Development Council.