Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team Health Center Celebrates 25 Years Compassion in Action Gala Hosted by Juan Fernandez & Tamlyn Tomita
Event hosted by CBS2/KCAL-TV9 News Reporter Juan Fernandez and Actress Tamlyn Tomita.
On October 24, 2012, the APAIT Health Center celebrated 25 years of service. The fundraiser was located at the beautiful Vibiana at 214 South Main Street in Los Angeles. Doors opened at 6:00 p.m to 10:00 pm.
The exclusive VIP Reception was located outside where guest can enjoy a hosted wine reception by Rosalynd Winery. Midsummer Cellars and Maison Akira were also there. A keepsake wine glass was given as a gift. The delicious food was provided by Starry Kitchen. From garlic noodles, small sandwiches, salad sample, and meatballs was deliciously made with lots of flavor. Crepes Sans Frontieres provided awesome food also. Your choice of drink was provided at the bar hosted by Angel City Brewery. Stunning rows of cupcakes were given by Big Man Bakes. All types of flavors were provided. Guest received free drinks from Jarritos. If you don’t drink alcohol, it was a perfect drink choice.
Attendees got to stop by the 97.1 AMP Radio booth for a free gift. Food, wine, Beer and great company, for a good cause, what more can you ask for. (Please click on the photos to view them regular size).
Around 8:00 p.m. the program was ready to begin. To start off the program, the lovely talented Jennifer Spingola performed with her violin. Her beauty and the sound of her music captured all eyes on her. What a way to start off the festivities. After her performance, the first designer Cody Sai showcased the exclusive women’s designs. Seng Xiong followed with his stunning short and sassy dresses. His designs have been featured in Desperate Housewives, and Beverly Hills 90210.
After the teasers of presenting two great fashion designers, they welcome the Emcees for the night. Juan Fernandez from CBS2/KCAL9 News Reporter and Tamlyn Tomita, Actress from “Glee” and “Joy Luck Club” arrived at the stage. They introduced the Honorable Congresswoman Judy Chu. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for California’s 32nd District in July 2009. She presented the “Courage in Leadership” Award to Honorable Congresswoman. Lucille Roybal-Allard. She is a champion for health care reform, public health initiatives, and community building. Lucille’s father was the first member of Congress to fight for AIDS Research. Jury Candelario, Chief Executive Officer of APAIT was given a certificate for the organization.
The designs from Madison Park Collective were introduced. The collection ranged from a great selection of colors such as light orange, light green, red, white, and don’t forget the blue jeans. You never can go wrong with blue jeans for your collection. Jeans with hooded sweaters are perfect for a fall day. A muscle shirt with rainbow of colors is very sexy. A carry on bag makes the outfit complete. Tight jeans showing off the great bodies of slim models can get the attention of any women. Tight shorts, muscle shirts and flip flops are very comfortable for a day at the beach. The style is perfect for those slim tall men.
The best way to let people know how APAIT Health Center provides their services, they displayed a video to give everyone important information about their services, and what they have done in the community. Introduction of board members were interviewed and giving feedback about the center’s accomplishments. They emphasis how happy it is to work and help others. The importance in raising funds for a good cause is worth wild. Contributing makes a big difference.
Next to show her lavish designs was Aerithe by Sharlenne Chen. Purple sequins layered dresses hit the runway. Bow tie at back made the dress look glamorous. Bold red with knitted back dresses were sizzled with sexy lace. A mix color dress with gray and dark blue bottom is perfect for any night out in the town. Black satin jeweled dress was elegant for any fabulous party. What more can you say about it, just stunning.
Back to the awards, Johnson & Johnson received the “Corporate Leadership Award”. The representative receiving the award for Johnson & Johnson had a lengthy speech. Attendees began to get bored and started talking. The next performance by Contra Tiempo danced their way to the runway. The performers danced Salsa, Afro-Cuban, Contemporary urban and abstract dance theatre. Their aggressive dancing got the attention of all who stay to watch them perform. It was like a story was being told. The moves were rough and sexy.
The funny actor and comedian, Alex Mapa received the “Unsung Hero Award”. He was an actor in “Ugly Betty” and a host on “The View”. APAIT considers him as a dear friend who has helped those living with HIV. His speech was very funny and entertaining. He was very thankful for the award. The beautiful Brook Lee presented him with the award. She was crowned “Miss Universe”.
Ozomatli, a Latino, hip hop, salsa, dancehall cumbia, samba, funk, meringue, comparsa and R&B band was the stoplight performance for the night. They played a few songs, but when they started their third performance, models for Andrew Christian’s collection hit the runway.
Andrew Christian has a simple image of style. His image is not about pants, shirts, hats or bags. It is underwear. Gorgeous models walked the runway with just sexy underwear on. The audience roared, clamped, whistled with enjoyment. Some of the models even blushed and danced to entertain the guests. You can get all types of colors for his collection. The boxer shorts and briefs were very fitted and tight.
The last designer presenting his collection is Sonthai Gi. The lavish bridal designs were very stunning and richly fitted. Lacy bridal gowns dazzled with beauty. Jewels gathered at the top portion of the gown will make any bride feel rich and beautiful. Gowns combine with light pink and white stands out on a special wedding day. Long trains with satin looked alluring. Lots of layers draping makes you feel like a princess. Sparkling beads in the front of the dress near belt line is perfect for a bridal who likes to be simple. Head dressing with sequins makes the gown look expensive. Other colors like black, red, green, and light pink are perfect colors for bridesmaids.
Ozomatli continued to play at the end while guests exiting the building and obtaining a gift bag. Overall, it was a great attendance and APAIT Health Center raised funds to continue all their services. Congratulations to APAIT Health Center for 25 years of service.
APAIT Health Center vision is to advocate, educate and achieve great health and well-being for people using their services. Their staff is available for medical, case management and social services. Services provided are Behavioral Health & Substance Use, HIV Case Management, Research & Development, Prevention, and Medical Services. From 1987 to 2012, the agency has made history in the community. The leadership has made a big difference in supporting people in need. The center has supported groups and mental health counseling services. They started new programs such as API Transgender outreach program, and Women on Women program. They receive grants such as Health Education & Risk Reduction, and Social Marketing & Public Relations. The purpose of the fundraiser is to continue the work to help those who seek their services. For more information visit http://www.apaitonline.org/
Photos credit to: Mireta Khalil from miretaphoto.com and Stella Gomez from Disco Stella’s Pics for Diversity News Magazine published by Diversity News Publications.
Editor’s Note: We want to Thank Mr. Noel Alumit for the invitation and Ms. Elizabeth Wu for accommodating Designer Boy Lizaso and for working with us. Also Thank you to ChanChi and Celebrity Photographers Mireta Khalil and Stella Gomez for the photos. In another note Actor and Musician John Cho was a no show.
Los Angeles, CA. - October 17, 2012, Los Angeles’s newest primary care health clinic is celebrating 25 years of community service, which includes providing HIV/AIDS services to Asian Pacific Islanders and other diverse communities in Southern California. This year’s fundraiser also marks a major milestone as the organization celebrates its efforts to provide an array of primary care health services to multicultural and underserved residents of Los Angeles.
CBS News Reporter Juan Fernandez and Actress Tamlyn Tomita (Glee, the Joy Luck Club) host this year’s gala at the glamorous and historical Vibiana in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Serving as Honorary Host Co-Chairs for the event are Congresswoman Dr. Judy Chu (27th Congressional District) and popular Korean-American actor John Cho of Harold and Kumar and Star Trek movie fame. Filipino-American actor Alec Mapa, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard and Johnson & Johnson will be honored.
And what would a celebration be without food and music? The evening will feature food from some of LA’s best chefs. Scrumptious meals and mouthwatering desserts will be catered by Maison Akira, Crepes Sans Frontieres, Starry Kitchen and Big Man Bakes. Drinks will be provided by Rosalynd Winery, Angel City Brewery and Midsummer Cellars. Musical entertainment is provided by Grammy award-winning local band Ozomatli, whose music is described as “a notorious urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga.”
All funds raised directly benefit APAIT Health Center and its historic and expanding vision to advocate, educate, and achieve optimal health and wellbeing for medically underserved communities. The vision of APAIT Health Center takes on more significance as it transitions into an entity it’s always wanted to be: a center for primary medical care, including pediatric and women’s health services. Upcoming changes to federal health laws it will place the health center on the front lines of delivering health care services to those in need.
APAIT Health Center has traditionally been Southern California’s largest provider of HIV/AIDS services to the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. It started off as a small volunteer run group in 1987 and is now a million dollar non-profit primary health clinic with offices in Downtown Los Angeles and Orange County. It maintains a staff of over twenty people providing services ranging from preventing HIV infection to directly working with medically underserved clients to better their lives. Last year, approximately 10,000 individuals were reached. To learn more visit http://www.apaitonline.org/
Sponsorship and ticket opportunities for the gala are available online by visiting www.apaitonline.org. For additional information, please contact Peter Cruz at email@example.com or call (213) 553-1871.
Source: APAIT Health Center
Flyer credit to: APAIT Health Center
Sharon Tay from KCBS/KCAL-TV Attends Hydrogen Magazine Launch, Fashion Show & Succeed Foundation Fundraiser
On Thursday, December 16, 2010 News Anchor Sharon Tay from KCBS 2/KCAL 9 Los Angeles -TV Attends Hydrogen Magazine Launch, Fashion Show & Succeed Foundation Fundraiser. The event was held at La Bodeguita de Pico located at 5047 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90019.
Other people the attended the event were: Dante Basco And Lina So, Gabriel Tang, Fashion Guru Haus of M, Grey Damon And Jack Briggs, Jaimie Hilfiger, Sanaz Abdi, Grey Damon and Jessica Rizo.
About Sharon Tay:
Sharon Tay (born October 15, 1966) is an Asian American journalist and former host of two programs on the MSNBC network.
Sharon Tay was born in Singapore and emigrated to the United States at the age of seven. Her family settled in Connecticut for several years before relocating to the Philippines. She spent hersophomore year at the International School and then returned to the United States to complete her high-school education in Massachusetts. Sharon Tay attended Boston University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism, with a minor in International Relations.
Sharon Tay’s first big break came in Boston, where she anchored, wrote and produced a weekend news show for a local cable station. In 1993, KCCN-TV, now KION in Salinas, California, hired Sharon Tay for special investigative reports. Soon thereafter, Tribune Broadcastingrecruited Sharon Tay for its KTLA-5 Los Angeles staff as a general assignment reporter. She went on to become a weekend anchor and, ultimately, an anchor for the early morning edition of the news.
Sharon Tay left KTLA in December 2004 in order to pursue opportunities at MSNBC. Her hosting duties at MSNBC included stints at “MSNBC at the Movies” and “MSNBC Entertainment Hot List”, where she either hosted or co-hosted the show. Those shows were cancelled and, for a time, she was off the air completely, most likely waiting out her contract. However, Sharon Tay was seen on several episodes of KTTV‘s Fox 11 weekend entertainment show “That’s So Hollywood” and on NBC‘s drama Las Vegas as a news reporter. Sharon Tay is currently working for CBS 2 and KCAL 9, where she anchors on KCAL 9 weeknights at 8pm and 10pm.
In 2004 Sharon Tay posed for a sexy pictorial for the now defunct Razor Magazine.
Sharon Tay is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association.
Sharon Tay is the official spokeswoman for The Directors Edge, a product line of Romar Entertainment, Inc. Sharon has also appeared in several movies as a reporter, including an appearance in Independence Day and Eagle Eye.
Sources: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Editor’s Note: We are honor to feature our Colleague Sharon Tay and we wish her the best in life.
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