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Chinatown Health Clinic Foundation to Honor Renowned AIDS Researcher & Virologist Dr. David Ho at 2023 Annual Dinner

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Dr. David Ho

The Chinatown Health Clinic Foundation (CHCF) will host its 2023 Gala Dinner on Thursday, May 18, 2023. The annual celebration, the Foundation’s primary fundraising event, will be held at Tribeca 360° (10 Desbrosses St, New York, NY 10013) in Downtown Manhattan, with a reception beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m.

“The Chinatown Health Clinic Foundation is pleased to provide funding and support for community-based healthcare services, primarily at the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, which provides care to more than 55,000 patients each year, said CHCF President Dr. Raymond Fong. “Thanks in no small part to our supporters, this care is provided to anyone who needs it, regardless of their immigration history, their ability to pay, or the language they speak.”

This year, the Foundation will be honoring renowned AIDS researcher, physician, and virologist Dr. David Ho. As head of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center at Columbia University, Dr. Ho’s groundbreaking therapies transformed AIDS from a certain death sentence to a manageable disease, saving millions of lives. In recognition of this groundbreaking achievement, he was named Time magazine’s Man of the Year in 1996, the first physician to receive the honor. A long-time friend of the Foundation, and an immigrant himself Dr. Ho strongly believes in its mission to improve access to quality healthcare for underserved Asian Americans and other vulnerable populations.

In addition, Dr. Ashwin Vasan, the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will deliver special remarks at the Annual Gala. Dr. Vasan is a primary care physician, epidemiologist, and public health expert with nearly 20 years of experience working to improve physical and mental health, social welfare and public policy for marginalized populations here in New York City, nationally and globally. Before his appointment as Commissioner of Health for New York City, Dr. Vasan served as the founding Executive Director of the Health Access Equity Unit at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which focused on the intersection of clinical and social services for the care of people involved in the justice system and other vulnerable populations.

The Gala will recognize the impressive work of the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center (CBWCHC). Guests from the community, business, philanthropy, and government will attend the event, which receives coverage from major community and statewide media outlets.

To support the missions of the Chinatown Health Clinic Foundation and the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center with a donation, visit: http://www.chinatownhealth.org/donate-now.asp.

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ABOUT THE CHINATOWN HEALTH CLINIC FOUNDATION (CHCF)

The Chinatown Health Clinic Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that primarily supports the work of the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we have enabled the Health Center to expand in 2022 to a new 75 million dollar, 80,000-square-foot state of the art facility in the heart of the Asian immigrant community in Queens. For more information, please visit www.chinatownhealth.org.

ABOUT THE CHARLES B. WANG COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER (CBWCHC)

For more than 50 years, the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center has provided high-quality and affordable healthcare to the underserved in New York City. Founded in 1971, CBWCHC is a nationally recognized nonprofit and federally qualified health center offering comprehensive primary healthcare services to children and adults in six locations in Manhattan and Queens. Open seven days a week, we serve everyone regardless of their ability to pay, the language they speak, or their immigration history. For more information, visit www.cbwchc.org.

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The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center is a nonprofit and federally qualified health center offering comprehensive primary care services to all in five convenient locations in Manhattan and Queens seven days a week.

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Kevin Kinsella is a former Communications Manager for the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center

Posted by Charles B. Wang Community Health Center

The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center is a nonprofit and federally qualified health center offering comprehensive primary care services to all in five convenient locations in Manhattan and Queens seven days a week. We accept most major health insurance plans and serve everyone regardless of their ability to pay, the language they speak, or their immigration history. For more information, please visit www.cbwchc.org.

Posted by Kevin Kinsella

Kevin Kinsella is a former Communications Manager for the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center