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DECEMBER 2021
ASIAN WOMEN FOR HEALTH UPDATES
THANKS FOR A SUCCESSFUL CELEBRASIANS!


Thank you for your support of our 9th Annual CelebrASIANS Survivor Fashion Benefit: From Resilience to Radiance! Together, we raised $34,860 to help Asian Women for Health keep offering programming for free. It is only with your assistance that we are able to keep working towards a world in which more Asian women are able to find community, lead healthier lifestyles, and use their lived experiences to become stronger advocates for themselves and others. We’re deeply grateful to all of you for everything.
If you weren't able to join us, keep an eye on our website-- The recording of Celebrasians is coming soon! In addition, the peer fundraisers from our survivor models & staff will remain open until the end of the year. If you'd like to support this Giving Tuesday or beyond, you'll be able to do so there or at our regular donation page.
Thank you all again for everything, and especially to our sponsors and event planning team for helping Celebrasians be so successful!

NEW GRANT

We're very excited to report that Asian Women for Health received a 2-year collaborative grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation. We will be working with Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University to study Parkinson's Disease in the Asian community.  We will hold interviews and focus groups with Parkinson's Disease patients, caregivers, providers and researchers to gauge the unmet needs of our community and create a guide/toolkit based on the findings.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Our Lunch & Learn this month will be on advocacy, led by Kathryn Audette from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute! Register here!
On December 11th, Dr. Sophia Yen will be joining us to talk about family planning! You can register here!
Register here to join us and our friends from the BIWOC Gathering Circle as we discuss our respective holiday traditions!
COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS
Maddie Lam- Sunflower Song
Congratulations to Maddie Lam on the release of her music video for Sunflower Song!  Maddie very generously allowed Asian Women for Health to use one of her songs at Celebrasians, and she also volunteers with us as a skilled facilitator. Maddie's music is straight from and to the heart. She bravely bares her soul on the stage, a no-frills solo act that captivates with pure presence and honesty. We're so happy to have her as part of the community, and encourage you to check out the rest of her work here: linktr.ee/maddiexlam 
SURVEY OPPORTUNITY
 
Tufts University School of Medicine has asked us to share their 15 minute online survey on home medication management. If you want to contribute to the research or want a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card, you can check out the survey here.
YES to LIFE. MON
One of our   community members shared this video of a Chinese breast cancer patient named Monica, who is an anti-cancer vlogger. Monica talks about her health journey and a bit about what she does now to help others navigate life with cancer. The above video is in Chinese with English subtitles, and can also be viewed in Korean here.
HEALTH INFORMATION & UPDATES
Over 18? If it's been more than 6 months since your last COVID vaccine shot from Moderna or Pfizer, it might be time for you to get the booster shot! If you received J&J, you should get your booster 2 months after your last shot!

People aged 5-17 are also now eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine-- Talk to your local vaccine site to make see if they have a pediatric vaccine available? Not sure where the vaccine clinic is in your area? If you live in Boston, you can check out this map from the City!
The Women’s Health Network (WHN) would like to remind anyone with a cervix about the following cervical cancer screening recommendations:
  • Individuals between 21-29 should receive a Pap smear every 3 years.
  • Individuals between 30-64 should receive a Pap smear with HIV co-testing every 5 years.
  • The age of sexual activity initiation does NOT influence age of screening initiation.
WHN is a Massachusetts Department of Public Health program aimed at helping women receive screenings for breast and cervical cancer. The Center provides breast and cervical health education, support for breast and cervical screenings and follow-ups, and patient navigation assistance. Call the Women’s Health Network Community Health Worker, Monica Ramos, at (617) 638-7512 or email at WHN@bmc.org 
To learn more about the All of Us Research Program, visit JoinAllofUs.org/NewEngland or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @AllofUsNE for information about upcoming events.
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