EVENTS

2017

AIMEE’S FARM ANIMAL SANCTUARY
FASHION TO THE RESCUE EVENT

The Lingzi Foundation is proud to support Aimee’s Farm Animal Sanctuary though the Fashion to Rescue event held in April 2017. As reported by Nancy Liu of The World Journal,

“Aimee’s Farm Animal Sanctuary, a nonprofit animal rescue organization recently held the third annual FASHION TO THE RESCUE fundraising event at the Liberty Hall in Boston on April 28th. Ten local celebrities participated in the fashion show, and raised more than $300,000 for the charity. Members of the Lingzi Foundation and relatives were there for the first time to support the activities to carry on the love and light of Lu Lingzi.

The event was founded by renowned fashion designer David Josef and has quickly become one of the nation’s largest charities and fashion events of such kind. At the beginning, Josef gave heartfelt Special Thanks for the Lingzi Foundation’s generous support for the cause. He said that Lingzi was one of the young lives that ended short in the Boston Marathon Bombing. He continued by reading a letter to the guests, received the same day from Lingzi’s mom in China.

‘In August 2012, As Lingzi was leaving China, she made promise to her dear Puppy ( JingJing), she called her little brother, that she would be back in two years to hug him; Sadly, she never made it. Our family is humbled and overwhelmed by Aimee’s gracious Dedication at the Sanctuary. Thank you both for keeping her loving spirit and compassion alive.’

‘Ever since she was a little girl, she had been very passionate about the animals and the environment. We felt this particular cause reflects her love.’ said her uncle Yee Sherman.

The organizers of the event and the Aimee Farm Animal Sanctuary are planning a memorial site for her at the location. In the future, the Foundation will continue to collaborate with David Josef and the organization to carry out more fundraising, animal protection work and encourage the awareness of their healing power for the special needs. The Foundation is also planning more cooperative projects and charity activities in China, and there will be a series of special commemorative events on the fifth anniversary of next year.

Kenneth Proudfoot, a director of the Foundation added, ’We are pleased that the Foundation sponsorship of the event will help to save and protect more animals in need., Lingzi came to America with many dreams, she enjoyed meeting people from around the World. We hope to extend the goal of promoting the good will of people from China, the United States and everywhere else.’

The supporters at the event included many football players from the New England Patriots and WCVB TV host Randy Price. Football star Tom Brady signed football was auctioned at very high price. Models including the Chinese anchorwoman Janet Wu, the former Boston Mayor’s daughter Susan Menino Fenton and just appointed as the United States ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown‘s wife Gail Huff and other celebrities. Aimee’s Farm and Animal Sanctuary is located in Arizona to save abused, abandoned and homeless farm animals, to provide homes to avoid being euthanized; and to provide visitation and healing opportunity for disabled school students, autism patients and veterans of traumatic sequelae.

*Translated from original Chinese version

影片來源:記者劉晨懿之

非營利的動物救援組織—艾米農場動物保護區(Aimee’s Farm Animal Sanctuary)日前在自由大廳

(Liberty Hall)舉辦第三屆年度「時尚參與動物拯救(FASHION TO THE RESCUE)」籌款活動,吸

引數十位本地名人參與時尚走秀,一晚籌得善款約30萬元。呂令子基金首次資助該活動,望延

續呂令子生前對於動物和寵物的愛。

活動由知名時尚設計師約瑟夫(David Josef)創辦,已迅速成為全國最大型的此類動物拯救慈善和

時尚活動之一。 約瑟夫在活動上致辭特別感謝呂令子基金對該活動的支持。他說,呂令子是在

波士頓馬拉松爆炸案中逝去的其中一個年輕的生命。他活動當天收到一封來自中國的郵件,是

呂令子的媽媽寫給活動所有人。

約瑟夫現場宣讀呂令子母親所寫的信,2012年8月,呂令子當離開中國時,曾對自己的寵物狗

Jingjing承諾,會在兩年內再回去抱他;但令人悲傷的是令子沒能實現。我們家族榮幸的能夠代

表令子來支持艾米農場動物保護區,謝謝你們能將她的愛心和善心延續。」

出席活動的呂令子叔叔余宣民說, 呂令子生前一直對動物和環境保護保有熱情,與時尚拯救活

動的宗旨不謀而合。活動主辦方和艾米農場動物保護區計畫將保護區的一個區域以呂令子命名

以紀念她的生命和愛心。日後呂令子基金還會繼續與約瑟夫和該組織合作,進行更多籌款和動

物保護工作。該基金近期還計畫在中國進行一些合作和慈善活動,明年五周年也會有一系列特

別紀念活動。

呂令子基金執行長普勞福特(Kenneth Proudfoot)說,基金會資助這個活動也希望幫助更多人拯救

他們所愛的動物。他說,呂令子帶著夢想來到這個國度,希望促進中美兩國的聯結,基金希望

延續這一目標。

活動現場多位來自新英格蘭愛國者隊球員和WCVB電視台主持捧場,巨星布雷迪簽名橄欖球也

現場拍賣出高價。還有包括華裔女主播吳芝蘭、前波士頓市長萬寧諾的女兒Susan Menino

Fenton和剛被指派擔任美國駐新西蘭大使的Scott Brown之妻Gail Huff等名流到場參加。

艾米農場動物保護區位於亞利桑納州,拯救被虐待、遺棄和無家可歸的農場動物,提供家園避

免被殺害;同時讓殘障學校學生、自閉症患者和創傷後遺症的退伍軍人提供治愈拜訪機會

LINGZI WITH PUPPY
呂令子親屬和呂令子基會代表參加「時尚參與動物拯救」活動。(記者劉晨懿之/攝影)
「時尚參與動物拯救」活動動物救援非營利性組織-艾米農場動物保護區籌款。(記者劉晨懿之/
攝影)
「時尚參與動物拯救」活動上,其創辦人約瑟夫(中)和合作夥伴DANIEL FORRESTER(右)與呂令子基
金代表普勞福特(左)合影。(記者劉晨懿之/攝影)

In 2017, the Foundation is pleased to once again provide a grant to the Boston Police Athletic League (PAL) of $10,000 in memory of Lingzi Lu. PAL works hand in hand with the Boston Police Department to provide an array of programs and activities for young people across the City of Boston. This year, the Foundation’s grant has sponsored events like a visit to the Harbor Police and a trip to Fenway Park as well as several other events.

2016

A GRANT FOR THE BOSTON POLICE ATHLETIC LEAGUE (PAL)

On the third anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, the Foundation provided a grant to the Boston Police Athletic League (PAL) of $10,000 in memory of Lingzi Lu. PAL works hand in hand with the Boston Police Department to provide an array of programs and activities for young people across the City of Boston. The Lingzi Foundation Board determined that PAL furthers Lingzi’s memory and the Foundation’s mission of bringing youths of diverse cultures and backgrounds together and enriching their learning experiences.

From left to right are: Mayor Marty Walsh; Lu Jun and Ling Meng, Lingzi’s parents; William B. Evans, Boston Police Commissioner; Police Officer Lauren Woods, a first responder at the bombing and runner on Team Lingzi for the 2016 Boston Marathon; William Gross, Boston Police Department Superintendent in Chief; and Superintendent Paul Fitzgerald, one of the directors on the Board for PAL.

INTERNATIONAL GIRL DAY & ROLLERSKATING NIGHT WITH PAL

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