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North East Medical Services Launches Free Hep B Screenings in Daly City 

NEMS Daly City



WHAT: On Thursday, July 18, North East Medical Services (NEMS) in conjunction with Hep B Free San Mateo County and San Francisco Hep B Free, will host a community launch of free weekly hepatitis B screenings at the NEMS Daly City clinic. Community leaders and the public will be on hand to celebrate the grand opening of the free screenings that will take place every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free testing will be available until 4 p.m. and appetizers and refreshments will be provided.
WHEN:  Thursday, July 18 at 1 p.m.
North East Medical Services (NEMS) Daly City Clinic
211 Eastmoor Ave.
Daly City
Daly City Mayor Ray Buenaventura
Daly City Vice Mayor David Canepa
Councilwoman Carol Klatt
Office of Assemblymember Phil Ting
Office of Senator Leland Yee
ABS-CBN Reporter Henni Espinosa
NEMS CEO Eddie Chan
NEMS Medical Director Dr. Kenneth Tai
San Francisco Hep B Free Executive Director Genevieve Jopanda
San Mateo Hep B Free’s Karen Stone



As many as 1 in 10 Asian and Pacific Islanders are chronically infected with hepatitis B, world-wide. Of these, 2 out of 3 don’t know they are infected and 1 in 4 will develop liver cancer or liver disease if untreated. Nearly 80% of all liver cancer cases are directly associated with chronic hepatitis B. Across the globe, approximately 1 million people die from liver cancer or liver disease each year as a direct result of hepatitis B. Hepatitis B is so dangerous because it is a silent killer. Unlike other diseases, the hepatitis B virus quietly and continuously attacks the liver over many years often without creating noticeable symptoms. The majority of those chronically infected contract the disease unknowingly at birth from their mothers. For those who are chronic carriers, there is a significant increased risk of developing serious liver complications in as early as one’s mid twenties. Chronic carriers might feel and test perfectly healthy and still develop deadly liver cancer. Simple but specific tests must be used to detect the virus. Unfortunately, these tests are not normally given during checkups and otherwise healthy individuals become victims. Protecting one’s self is easy. An affordable vaccine exists that protects an individual for life.


Be sure to keep an eye out for the Subaru Hep B mobile which will be in attendance!


AsianWeek Foundation staff with the Subaru Hep B Mobile at the Warriors Asian Heritage Night this past February. Photo by Michael Jeong.



Nihonmachi Street Fair and Kimochi’s Sansei Live Mixer 

NSF Sansei Live Mixer

Join Nihonmachi Street Fair as they partner up with Kimochi Sansei Live! for joint mixer at the Drake! Find out what’s in store at the 40th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair that will take place on August 3 & 4 in San Francisco’s Japantown and learn more about both organizations and how you can support and get involved!
Thursday, July 25
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Drake Bar and Lounge
508 4th St.
San Francisco
No Host Bar, Raffle Prizes, Plus Munchies!
$10 Donation requested at the Door.

21 & Over


Oakland Asian Cultural Center Trivia Night

OACC Trivia Night


Test your knowledge of music, movies, books, food, API trivia, and more!!! There will be drinks and prizes!

Support OACC by coming out to this event on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 5pm).

MC for the night:

Rick Quan

Minimum is 1 person
Maximum is 8 people

Get your teams together now … or come on your own and we’ll try to place you with a team!

$20 regular

$15 OACC supporters (Century Club members, OACC teachers, etc…)


Free Hep B Tests at Bay Area ThinkTank Learning Centers on World Hepatitis Day

Think Tank Free Hep B Tests


ThinkTank Learning in collaboration with San Francisco Hep B Free and other Bay Area Hep B Free affiliates and health organizations will open 11 of its educational centers throughout the Bay Area to screen members of the public for Hepatitis B. on Sunday, July 28. The partnership between ThinkTank Learning, County Health, and Hep B Free is a perfect example of collobration between public and private resources working together to fight Hepatitis B.

For more info:


J-POP Summit Festival 

J POP Summit Festival


The 2013 J-POP Summit Festival is only a few weeks away and marks its 5th anniversary as San Francisco’s preeminent annual celebration of Japanese pop culture, art, music, fashion, and film onSaturday and Sunday, July 27th and 28th.

Taking place across the city’s entire historic Japantown district, and centered around NEW PEOPLE and the adjacent Peace Plaza, the J-POP Summit will deliver a true feast for the senses with numerous attractions and events including live bands, edgy fashion shows, anime and live-action film premieres, Guest of Honor appearances, live art performances, merchants and vendor booths, and a special “POP GOURMET” Food Festival and Sake Tasting. Many of the events and concerts are FREE to attend! Additional details on J-POP Festival events and programming are available at:



A U G U S T  E V E N T S

Off With His Hair! 
Please help AsianWeek Foundation modernize our technology. Our community networks are strong but our computers are outdated. Help us to bridge the digital divide!
After more than 10 years, our Executive Director Ted Fang is sacrificing his trademark ponytail to help raise the $15,000 needed to get the AsianWeek Foundation staff modern technology that works as well as they do. Here’s a funny video produced by our friends at ameredia explaining this project!
Off With His Hair! An AsianWeek Foundation Fundraiser - 8/1/13 Carbon Lounge @ 8pm
Off With His Hair! An AsianWeek Foundation Fundraiser


Thursday, August 1st

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Carbon Lounge
383 Bay St.
San Francisco, CA 94133

Donors Only Event – Donate today to RSVP at!


NAAAP’s Summer Nights 
NAAAP Summer Nights  

NAAAP-SF’s is hosting their 1st Summer Nights Celebration of Asian American Artists featuring delicious hors d’oeuvres, live performers, and modern art exhibits on Thursday, Aug. 1.

Held at Pure Lounge in Sunnyvale, you’ll be able to explore one-of-a-kind handcrafted items featuring original paintings, photographs, jewelry, sculptures, and more.


40th Annual Nihonmachi Street Fair
Nihonmachi Street Fair 40th

The Nihonmachi Street Fair is one of the longest running fairs in San Francisco celebrating the Asian Pacific communities. A blend of old school, new skool, an intersection of young and old, a melting pot of our past, present and future.

The free event will take place on Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 in San Francisco’s Japantown. For more info visit:


Pistahan Parade and Festival  
pistashan parade
Experience the best of Filipino art, dance, music and food at the 20th Annual Pistahan Parade and Festival on Aug. 10-11, 2013 at the Yerba Buena Gardens located at Mission and 4th Streets. The event is the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S. and features the return of the popular Adobo Cook-off, Balut-Eating Contest, delectable Filipino cuisine and desserts, cultural exhibits, and world-class live performances on two stages. The two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Exposition is expected to draw over 70,000 people. It is FREE admission and fun for the entire family!
The Pistahan Parade will kick-off the weekend festivities and will take place Saturday, August 10.
Beautifully themed floats and an estimated 100 colorful and entertaining contingents representing many different ethnic communties around the Bay Area make this a unique San Francisco event. This year the Pistahan Parade begins at its original start at San Francisco Civic Center at Grove Street and Larkin Street and will go down Market Street, make a right on 4th street, and disembark east onto Folsom Street.
Pistahan is currently looking for arts & crafts, food and community exhibitors.
For booth applications and details, contact:
Gavin Tolentino
Development Specialist

(415) 625-EXPO (3976)



The only major Philippine parade in the West Coast, The Pistahan Parade is a display of Filipino community pride. Colorful floats, marching bands and lively community contingents has helped build the Pistahan Parade, as THE Filipino counterpart of San Francisco’s great cultural institutions like Chinese New Year Parade, Carnaval, St. Patrick’s Parade, among others. The parade will take place on Saturday August 10 at 11 a.m.

Get your contingent together and show your Pinoy Pride! Prizes will be awarded to the best contingent, best costume, best choreography and more! Come dressed in ethnic Filipino attire to be a part of the Lead Banner Contingent and for a chance to win the “best dressed” award.
To participate, fill out the form online:


Oakland A’s Filipino Heritage Night

A's Filipino Heritage Night


Oakland Athletics
Filipino Heritage Night
Friday, August 16, 2013
7:05 pm

Join the A’s for our fifth annual Filipino Heritage Night. All participants that purchase a special ticket for this event at from the link below will receive an exclusive A’s Filipino Heritage Scarf and a traditional Filipino food item served in the Westside Club.

This event will sell out.
Click HERE to get your tickets.


Kimochi: Building on Our Tradition Benefit Dinner
Kimochi Building Our Tradition


A benefit dinner to introduce the Kimochi Japanese tradition of care to the Peninsula.

Saturday, August 17 at the College of San Mateo located at 1700 W. Hillsdale Boulevard, San Mateo,CA from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



Peace in the Park Festival 
Peace in the Park


Peace in the Park is a free festival with a rejuvenating atmosphere. It will contain music, relaxation techniques and fascinating insights. It is designed to be a community inclusive of all ages and backgrounds and will take place in San Francisco’s wonderful Golden Gate Park Bandshell onSaturday, August 24th, 2013 from 11am to 6pm. For more info:



S E P T E M B E R  E V E N T S

An Evening to Celebrate Hep B Free


Wednesday, September 18, 2013 

6:00 pm Cocktail Reception | 7:00 pm Dinner

Intercontinental Hotel | 888 Howard Street |

San Francisco, CA

Hep B Free Presenting Super Hero: $50,000
Hep B Free Champion: $15,000
Hep B Free Hero Team: $7,000
Dinner Sponsor: $2,500
Individual Ticket: $150
Sponsorship/Ticket Info:
Thanh Huynh
AsianWeek Foundation
(415) 373-4006

Hepatitis B is the greatest cause of liver cancer in the world.


Liver cancer is the greatest health disparity between Asian Pacific Islander and Caucasians.

34% of San Francisco’s population is of Asian descent.
San Francisco has the highest rate of liver cancer in the U.S.


There are effective treatments and a vaccine available toward Hep B disease.


B a Hero! See a doctor who tests for Hepatitis B.

For more information, visit

Gala proceeds will be used for the support of AsianWeek Foundation’s Hep B Free activities.


Show ‘n Shine
Kimochi Show n Shine
3rd Annual Kimochi “Show `n Shine” Car Show
Saturday, September 14, 2013
College of San Mateo – Main parking Lot

Contact Person: Steve Ishii
(415) 931-2294 or

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