Contact: Jeanne Wun
chair@caccc-usa.org
Sandy Chen Stokes
ed@caccc-usa.org

CHINESE AMERICAN COALITION FOR COMPASSIONATE CARE CELEBRATES 4TH ANNIVERSARY

San Jose CA – September 25, 2009 – Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care (CACCC), the first nonprofit organization in the nation devoted to end-of-life issues facing Chinese Americans is
celebrating its fourth anniversary at their Autumn Festival event on Sunday, October 25, 2009 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm at Saratoga Community Center in Saratoga CA.
Festival guests will enjoy a motivational presentation by Li Li, an acclaimed award-winning author in the Chinese literary world, a heart warming drama, dance performances, instrumental performance by
Jocelyn Yeh, vocals by California Sun Shine Duet performing 70’s and 80’s music, Frank Auyeung, a renowned crossover tenor; and song auctions performed by Diana Ding, Maggie Chen and Frank Auyeung with Councilmember Kansen Chu of District 4 assisting with the song auction. Guests will also have an opportunity to win exciting prizes at the festival raffle and enjoy light refreshments.
Since 2005, CACCC has provided comprehensive end-of-life education, training and outreach in Chinese and English to hundreds of caregivers and volunteers, to over 2,000 healthcare professionals, and to thousands of other Chinese Americans nationwide.
“We’re proud to be celebrating four years of achievement in end-of-life education, training and outreach for the Chinese American community and the healthcare providers who serve it,” said Sandy Chen Stokes, founder and executive director of the Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care. “Our goal is to continue to increase awareness and raise needed funds to further our mission of building a
community where Chinese Americans are able to face end of life with dignity, respect and meaning,” said Jeanne Wun, CACCC board chair. “The community is invited to join us for a sensational cultural
experience as we honor and celebrate our achievements,” added Wun.
Autumn Festival sponsors include
Diamond sponsors: Alameda Family Funeral and Cremation, Inc., Saratoga; Betty Sung, Taiwan. Platinum sponsor: Pacific Charitable Trust. Gold sponsors: Asian
Network Pacific Home Care & Asian Network Hospice, San Jose and Oakland; Hospice Foundation of America, Washington DC; Hospice of the Valley, San Jose; Lisa Liu, San Jose; Mei Teng of Prudential
Financial, Inc., San Jose; On Lok Lifeways, San Francisco; Sherry Shih, San Jose, and
support from Amitabha Buddhist Society, Sunnyvale; San Jose Councilman Kansen Chu, District 4; Optimal Hospice Care,
Santa Clara; and Tin Tin Hla, MD.
Autumn Festival tickets are $50.00 per person and sponsorship opportunities are available. For
tickets, contact Mei Ling Tu at (510) 376.0560. For sponsorship information, contact Jeanne Wun at (408) 489.6787 or email her at chair@caccc-usa.org, or visit www.caccc-usa.org.

ABOUT THE CACCC

The Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care (CACCC) was established in 2005 to address the lack of linguistically and culturally appropriate information available to the Chinese American community about end of life. Since then, coalition membership has grown to more than 60 organizations working together to educate and improve end-of-life care in the Chinese American community. The
CACCC has provided comprehensive end-of-life care training, education, advance healthcare planning, outreach, and resource materials in Chinese and English to healthcare professionals, caregivers, volunteers and the community. The CACCC serves as a model and a resource for other efforts nationally and internationally to promote diversity and cultural sensitivity in end-of-life care. For information, visit
www.caccc-usa.org

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CACCC 4th Anniversary Autumn Festival Celebration
FACT SHEET

WHAT
Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care (CACCC), the first nonprofit organization in the nation devoted to end-of-life issues facing Chinese Americans is celebrating its fourth anniversary at their
Autumn Festival event.
WHEN/WHERE
Sunday, October 25, 2009 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm at Saratoga Community Center in Saratoga CA.
WHY
Since 2005, CACCC has provided comprehensive end-of-life education, training and outreach in Chinese and English to hundreds of caregivers and volunteers, to over 2,000 healthcare professionals, and to
thousands of other Chinese Americans nationwide. “Our goal is to continue to increase awareness and raise needed funds to further our mission of building a community where Chinese Americans are able to face end of life with dignity, respect and meaning,” said
Jeanne Wun, CACCC board chair. “The community is invited to join us for a sensational cultural experience as we honor and celebrate our achievements,” added Wun.
HOW
Autumn Festival tickets are $50.00 per person and sponsorship opportunities are available. For tickets, contact Mei Ling Tu at 510.376.0560. For sponsorship information, contact Jeanne Wun at chair@caccc-usa.org, or visit www.caccc-usa.org.

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