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Achieving Whole Health Funded
by Children's Hospital! 

  Dear AWFH members and friends,
  We are thrilled to announce that Asian Women for Health has been selected as a Community     Partnership Fund recipient this year by Children's Hospital.  The grant will  support "Achieving Whole Health," a pilot peer health intervention program for at-risk young  Asian women, in collaboration with the Teen Center at Roxbury Tenants of Harvard in Mission  Park.
In addition, we are working with Dr. Lisa Gualtieri from Tufts University to conduct a focus group study on Chinese, Vietnamese and South Asian women in the fall.  The aim for the research is to learn what prevents Asian women from utilizing preventive care such as mammograms and Pap smear tests.  The focus group takes about an hour and half and all participants will receive a $25 gift card as a token for their time and efforts. Please see flyer for more information and feel free to pass it on via your network.
Finally, our much anticipated CelebrASIANS benefit fashion show is underway. This year, 20 Asian cancer/trauma survivors walk the runway and share their inspiring stories.  Korean Church of Boston (32 Harvard Street, Brookline) will host the event on Friday, Oct 9th from 6:30-9pm.  Guests will enjoy complimentary lip touch up service, hand massage during the reception, and a chance to bid on fabulous auction items.
We hope you will join us and urge others to purchase the tickets at:

Chien-Chi Huang
Executive Director
Asian Women for Health
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CelebrASIANS 2015: Cancer Walk on the Runway! 

6:30-9:00 PM on Friday, October 9th
Korean Church of Boston
32 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

 This year, 20 Asian cancer/trauma survivors walk the runway and share their inspiring stories.
Emcee: Audrey Paek of Visionary Steps
 Make-up by: Shiseido
Accessories by: Macy's
We will feature Shubhra Bhattacharya Chandra, a well-know designer for her beautiful creations, and breast cancer survivor/author Brandy Lien Worrall will model and do a reading of her book during the pre-show reception. Guests will enjoy complimentary lip touch up service, hand massage during the reception, and a chance to bid on fabulous auction items! Watch our video from last year. 

FREE Essential Oils Class!
10:00 AM-12:00 PM on Saturday, October 3
Eastern Bank Community Room
1 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA (Harvard Square)

Come join Robin & Eileen for this informative class and get a FREE bottle of Wild Orange!
5th Annual Conference: Friends of Mel 

Saturday, November 14, 2015
Marriott Hotel, Quincy, MA
  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?
     Previous Events/Updates     
Achieving Whole Health
AWFH will launch the Achieving Whole Health Workshop in the fall to pilot a group intervention program to help Asian women set personal  health goals, provide peer support and teach hands-on life skills.
If you are interested in getting involved as a workshop participant, please contact Chien-Chi at:
8/5: Focus Group Training
L to R - Shalini Rao, Gouri Banerjee, Priyanka Gupta, CCH, Kristen Daudelin, Theresa Yeo, Kaiyan Jew
On August 5, Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM, study PI, conducted a training for community partners to work with human subjects, focusing on respect and privacy. The participants shown in the picture all received CITI training as approved by the Tufts Health Sciences Campus Institutional Review Board
Learn more at and help us by participating and spreading the word.
8/9: August Moon Festival
Executive Director Chien-Chi Huang poses with Michelle Irick at the August Moon Festival in Chinatown! Volunteers not in the picture: Pearl Brault - Thanks to Levelin Chan and Karen Young from Harvard Pilgrim for donating the exhibit space at the event
8/28-8/29: Macy's Shop for A Cause
Judy Bugarin and Chien-Chi Huang sell Shop for a Cause $5 shopping passes at Macy's in Downtown Crossing. AWFH receive 100% of the proceeds, while shoppers saved 25-30% off! 
8/29: Therapeutic Boating Session
AWFH members attend a free therapeutic boating session for cancer and trauma survivors. Thanks to Boston Community Boating! In the photo: Yuki, Helen, Lulu, Lily, and Chien-Chi
    Member of the Month     
Meet our Guest Blogger,
Phyllis Kim Myung!
Phyllis is a freelance writer, content creator, consultant, and speaker. She has background in education and political science with a stint in finance. Her diverse background has given her a breadth of experience in writing, social media strategy and execution, relationship management, event planning, and working with children and parents.
She greatly enjoys creating new spaces for topics and issues that are not always heard about. In giving voice to her Asian American experience and growing up with immigrant parents, Phyllis blogs at her personal lifestyle blog, Her blog focuses on the Asian American and immigrant experience voice in life, but mostly from a parenting perspective.
Phyllis enjoys the thrill of public speaking and recently presented as one of the Voices of the Year for 2014 at BlogHer in San Jose, CA. She also is the co-producer of the Listen To Your Mother Show in Boston and spoke at the 2013 Listen To Your Mother show in Providence, RI. She also has spoken on topics about faith in the family and organizing finances as a recent college graduate through her church in Brookline, MA. Check out her 5 tips for starting a new school!
   Volunteer Info   
Volunteer Opportunity at RTH "Kick Off" Health Fair 

Saturday, September 26
12:00-3:00 PM
20A Vining Street, Boston, MA
 Roxbury Tenants of Harvard Gymnasium
Roxbury Tenants of Harvard will be holding a health fair. Email Riana to volunteer and table at the event!  VOLUNTEER INTEREST
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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