Komen for the Cure’s 16th annual race was held at Qwest Field. Team Josie’s Angels was headed by Rosale Meriales. The team was named in honor of Josephine Malana, a two-year cancer survivor and Meriales’ older sister. ♦
The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) announced it will present an award to Sen. Daniel Akaka at its third national gala to be held in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 17.
MulvannyG2 Architecture’s project, Aquapearl in Taipei, Taiwan, was honored by Cityscape Asia 2009 as the Best Mixed-use Development-Future at the annual conference in Singapore. This award recognizes architects and developers that incorporate sustainable elements into building design, while being sensitive to the local culture and the natural environment. ♦
Lien Tam’s Music Academy held its 11th annual piano performance and entertainment event at the Carlson Theatre at Bellevue Community College.
Approximately 400 people attended International Community Health Services’ (ICHS) annual gala, held at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. The event raised $119,000. ♦
The first annual Verizon Wireless Asian Pacific American Heritage Bash was held on May 30 at Trinity Night Club in Seattle to honor and celebrate local Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders, influencers, and community members. ♦
The Center for Career Alternatives (CCA) Executive Director Alan Sugiyama was presented with an award by Goodwill President and CEO Ken Colling at its appreciation breakfast at Benaroya Hall. CCA was honored as Goodwill’s Outstanding Nonprofit Community Partner for its commitment to changing the lives of disadvantaged youth. ♦
Sen. Paull H. Shin (D–Edmonds) was honored for the Joint Government Affairs Committee’s (JGAC) Business Champion Award. The Everett Area, South Snohomish County, and Monroe chambers of commerce recognized Shin at the 2009 Legislative Recognition Breakfast at the Everett Golf & Country Club. ♦
The 10th Annual National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (CAPACD) Conference in Washington, D.C., was held at the Liaison Hotel. The conference was called, “Celebrating a Decade of Unity: A Time of Change.” ♦
Past and present members of the Asian Pacific Islander Leadership Foundation’s (ACLF) Community Leaders Program had its 10-year reunion at Twist Lounge in Belltown. ♦