BLOOM: show compassion was A&PI Wellness Center’s a huge success. Through the help of our generous sponsors, entertainers, and guests over $100,000 were raised. Over 400 guests, dozens of corporations and community organizations and 10 local restaurants gathered to show their support for the health of the Asian & Pacific Islander and LGBT communities.

BLOOM: Show Compassion

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center’s signature fundraiser and the 5th Annual National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: a spring gathering featuring entertainment, delectable bites from SF’s top restaurants, amazing Silent Auction deals and community awards.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Galleria at San Francisco Design Center
101 Henry Adams St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Joseph Garrett, JD

East Coast slam-poet sensation Good Asian Drivers

Savor enticing cuisine from Anzu, Bi-Rite Creamery, Jasmine Gardens, KC Catering, Le Soleil, Mercury Lounge, Moonstar Catering, Patisserie Philippe, Poleng Lounge, Sukhi’s Gourmet Indian Cuisine, & Yank Sing and fine wine from Frey Vineyards.

Bid on a select range of travel, dining, entertainment, and personal care packages

Delicious bites were available for guest to munch on from 10 of San Francisco’s finest restaurants.

Kit Yan and Melissa Li, from Good Asian Drivers perform to a excited audience.

Guest mingle as they sip cocktails and browse the various silent auction items.

Joe Garrett accepts the Ally Award


‘Ilima $5000
AIDS Health Care Foundation

ORCHID $2,500
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Paul Allen
Moonstar Catering
OraSure Technologies, Inc.
Roche Diagnostics
Jason Tokumoto & Michael Sanders
Andreas Weigend, people & data

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Carl Asakawa & Andrew Pavey
Saurabh Bajaj
Surbhi Bajaj Pir & Pervez Pir
Ignatius Bau & John Bare
Michael Bernard
Richard Bookwalter & Galen Leung
Tien Bui, Biozen Consulting
Dawning Ming Chung
Harold Cottman
Lokelani Devone & Annette Brands
Bob Dockendorff
Patricia Dunn & Eileen Blumenthal
Farouk & Shu Sheng Family Fund
Reina Fuji & Michael Kato
Gay Asian Pacific Alliance
Gold’s Gym
Stephanie Goss
i.e. communications, LLC
Steven T. Kmucha, MD, JD
Le, Ho & Company, LLP
Royce C. Lin, MD
Empress Remy Martin
Erin & Justin Meek
Mike Rabanal & Alfredo Victorio
E. Michael Reyes, MD, MPH
Paul Shimazaki
Laura Thomas & Kanani Kauka
Lance Toma & Erik Webb
Randall Toma & Sandy Haraguchi
Wilbert & Grace Toma
Transgender Law Center
Vance Yoshida

Gloss Magazine
KGO Radio

JASMINE $1,000
Shobha & Shiv Bajaj
Alvin H. Baum Jr.
Chas Belov
Boehringer Ingleheim
The Burns Deshon Foundation Inc.
Daniel Chin & Jeffrey C. Liu
Joseph Garrett & Spike Lomibao
San Francisco AIDS Foundation and Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation
William Shelley
Lia Shigemura & Helen Zia
Tibotec Pharmaceuticals
David Yau
Anonymous (2)

Rodney R. Akamine
Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS (APICHA)
Guy and Nancy Avagliano
Lalit Balchandani & Tracy Stampfli
Pollie Bith-Melander & Ronny Melander
Beth Bowers
Robert J. Camacho
David Chan & Chris Willers
Robert Cole
Renee & Bob Devone
Tri Do, MD, MPH & George Ayala, PhD
David L. Eng & Teemu Ruskola
Grace Flannery
Li Gong
Lisa Hoffman
Stephen Huey
Devesh Khatu
Jim Kren & Michael Yang
Maria Leung
Steve Lew
Calvin G. Lum & DJ Montano of SF Vet Housecalls
Donald Masuda
Steven Morita
Daniel & Irene Riley
Jodi L. Schwartz, LYRIC
Lina Sheth & Xinfeng Lin
Mark Small
Allison Sparks
Tai Seng Entertainment
Desmond Tan
Tim Wolfred
Jonathan D. Wong, MD
Michael Yang
Chairwoman Betty T. Yee
Tom Young & Graham Bigelow

Saurabh Bajaj
Carlos Bermudez
Tien Bui
Galen Leung
Darrell Lew
Steven Morita
Michael Rabanal
Sardis Rodriguez
David Slack

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