Support API Wellness Center at the Academy of Friends Gala March 7

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center has been invited to be a beneficiary of the Academy of Friends Gala on Sunday, March 7th, 2010.

This year marks Academy of Friends’ 30th year fighting HIV and AIDS. Their sell-out Oscar party is the second largest in the country and one of the largest HIV/AIDS fundraisers in the Bay Area. Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center is honored to be a returning beneficiary.

There are a number of ways you can help A&PI Wellness Center meet its requirements as an Academy of Friends beneficiary.

BUY RAFFLE TICKETS – Buy a premium raffle ticket for your chance to win a two year lease on an Audi A4, from Royal Motor Sales. Each ticket is $40.00 or Three (3) tickets for $100.00. Or purchase general raffle tickets to win one of three exciting packages. A SF weekend package, including a 2 night stay at CLIFT, $150 for dinner at Asia de Cuba, and $100 for drinks at the Redwood Room. — A $1000 shopping spree at Westfield San Francisco Centre. — Or 2 Roundtrip Tickets Anywhere on Southwest. General raffle tickets are $10 per ticket or three (3) for $25. To purchase raffle tickets contact Sara Kunitake, Development Coordinator, at (415) 292-3420 ext. 373 or

TICKETS & SPONSORSHIPS – We ask that you name Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center as the referring organization for your Academy of Friends ticket or sponsorship purchase. After registering as a new donor or signing in as a returning donor at, indicate “A&PI Wellness Center” as your beneficiary. This will help us meet our goals. A ticket to the Gala is $250 and joining a sponsorship circle ranges from $350 to $20,000.

VOLUNTEER – A&PI Wellness Center also has various volunteer goals at outreach events leading up to the Gala and the fabulous event itself. Work with us to meet these goals. Volunteer any number of different ways including general office help, gift bag set-up, ticket outreach, and more. For more information email Ruben Garcia at

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