Asian Women for Health - Educate. Advocate. Reciprocate.
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We apologize for sending this newsletter twice. The link to the Donation button is now fixed and we are grateful to supporters who tried it. We urge you to please consider donating to our cause and help us continue our important work! 
The Power of Peers 
Dear AWFH members and friends,
I was fortunate to receive a travel grant (thanks to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation and Susan G Komen Foundation) to attend the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Conference from 9/18-9/20.  Although I didn't know any of the participants before I went, I felt an instant connection with them.  People were eager to share, both publicly and privately, how breast cancer has changed their perspectives on life and how they fought for their lives and their rights.  There were three other Asian women at the conference and two of them were under 40-years old, with no family history.  Sarah Pascual, a young Filipino woman who was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at age 28.  It took 9 months for Sarah to get a mammogram after she felt the lump herself (don't forget to check your breasts on a regular basis - you know your body better than doctors!)  Sarah took the advocate training at the conference and decided to share her story to help others.
More inspiring stories can be learned at the CelebrASIANS benefit fashion show. I urge you to get your tickets at https://celebrasians2015, and join us to celebrate the resilience and courage of our survivor models on Friday, Oct 9th at the Korean Church of Boston!

Chien-Chi Huang
Executive Director
Asian Women for Health
From L to R: Mai Du/South Cove Community Health Center, Anh Vu Sawyer/Southeast Asian Coalition, Commissioner Bharel, CCH, Tam Nguyen/Boston College, Gouri Banerjee/Saheli
Upcoming Events
CelebrASIANS 2015 
6:30 PM on Friday, October 9 (NEXT WEEK!)

$40 Tickets for AWFH Members (over 50% off!)

This benefit fashion show celebrates the strengths and resiliency of Asian cancer/trauma survivors. Survivors will model the creations of leading Asian designer,
Shubhra Bhattacharya Chandra and share their inspiring stories.

Join us at the CelebrASIANS and be a champion for Asian women's health and a supporter of AWFH!  

Dinner and silent auction included.

Donate Your Designer Clothes/Accessories! 

AWFH is partnering with Union and Fifth to gather and sell donated designer items from members. All proceeds will help AWFH continue serving and educating women about health!

Bring Your Items to CelebrASIANS on October 9
or email Chien-Chi to donate

Free Essential Oils Class! 
10:00am - 12:00pm, Saturday, October 3

Eastern Bank Community Room
1 Brattle Square, Cambridge, MA (near Harvard Sq.)

Join us to learn how essential oils support the Systems of the Budy - and how to support your own and your family's wellness naturally!

Get a FREE bottle of Wild Orange when you join! 
Are you an Asian American Woman?

We are conducting a RESEARCH STUDY to learn more about use of preventative care and need your help. Eligible participants will receive a $25 gift card.  

To be eligible, you must be Chinese American, Vietnamese American, or South Asian American, and between 24 and 65. You will be asked to attend a 1.5 hour focus group. 

For more info or to enroll, please contact: 
Mardi Coleman at 1-508-340-6123
Chien-Chi Huang at

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     Previous Events/Updates     
9/26: Roxbury Tenants of Harvard Health Fair
AWFH presented a table at the Roxbury Tenants of Harvard Health Fair. Thank you so much to our volunteers: Ying, Fanny, Rengu, Cathy, and Riana for volunteering and teaching others about our organization! 
     Partner Events     
Asian American Commission's Unity Dinner
6:00-9:00pm,Thursday, 10/15

University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA 02125

ADAPT Symposium
8:30am-3:00pm,Friday, 10/16

Tufts University School of Medicine, Sackler Center, Room 114
145 Harrison Avenue, Chinatown, Boston

ADAPT, a joint Chinatown/Tufts research coalition, is hosting a symposiumin October. Mental Health will be integrated as a component in all the afternoon discussion topics. AWFH is a member of ADAPT and is helping to plan this.
The Genki Spark 5th Anniversary Film Screening 
5:30pm,Friday, 10/17

 East Meets Words Bookstore, 934 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
The Art of Living: Life Beyond Cancer Conference 
Saturday, 11/14

 Marriott Hotel, Quincy, Massachusetts

We would be delighted to have you join us for our 5th annual conference:  The Art of Living – Life Beyond Cancer, designed to help survivors and their caregivers navigate the road to healing with a full day of professionally led workshops and skill building seminars that address such issues as:

Recent Developments in Immune-Targeted Therapy: Inspiring Your Body to Kill Your Cancer
Cognitive Health for Cancer Survivors
Being a caregiver: What’s It All About?

    Member of the Month     
Meet... Dr. Lipi Roy!
Dr. Lipi Roy is an internist with the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and the Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She completed her medical degree and Master’s in Public Health degree at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, followed by residency training in Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Roy is also a strong advocate of public service. In addition to treating Boston’s neglected homeless population for the past 4 years, she has cared for the underserved in Nicaragua and India, as well as New Orleans residents affected by Hurricane Katrina. She has also provided medical relief to earthquake victims in Haiti, and volunteered in the Medical Tent of the Boston Marathon. Dr. Roy is passionate about preventive health, nutrition, fitness and mindfulness. She teaches Clinical Nutrition at Harvard Medical School. She also loves cooking and baking, and has combined her passion for medicine and cooking into a healthy spices blog, She also contributes weekly to Boston Herald Radio’s health show, “Doctor’s Call”. Dr. Roy recently became board-certified in Addiction Medicine.
   Volunteer Info   
Seeking Volunteer Committee Members! 
We need committed students or professionals with the desire to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, Asian women's health disparities, join us by serving on one of these Committees, and potentially joining our Board:
1. Communications & Resource Development
2. Governance & Finance
3. Programming & Advocacy
Please send an email with your contact info and interests to: 
Chien-Chi Huang
Executive Director
            Contact Info           

Chien-Chi Huang
Executive Director

Riana Jumamil
Newsletter Editor, Board Member
AWFH Website
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