October 26, 2006, Beijing, China
USCAA Ambassadors and Members visited HIV-infected Patients in Home of Loving Care" Beijing YouAn Hospital
Organized by the Beijing Office of the US-China AIDS Alliance Foundation, A group of performing artists including Ms. Zheng Xulan, the legendary female soprano, Ms. Zhang Hua Min (famous Chinese folk song singer) and Ms. Zou Rui (a rising star of popular song singer) visited HIV-infected patients at the "Home of Loving Care" based in the YouAn Hospital, Beijing. All of these artists are voluntary USCAA Ambassadors. Home of Loving Care is one of the first caring homes specifically for HIV-infected patients in China and was established in November 26, 1998. As a way to encourage positive attitude and to raise of awareness of this deadly disease, these famous Chinese singers sang various songs to the patients; upon the request of a patient from Chenyang, northern part of China, Zheng Xulan sang his favorite song "the Sun Island"; Zhang Huamin sang several folk songs featured southwest of China and Zou Rui recited a popular folk song known by everyone in China representing the southern part of China "Liu Sanjie". This activity was hosted by the chief of nurse Fu of the "Home of Loving Care". Other participants include Professor Zeng Yi, the honorary Chairman of USCAA and member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor Richard Y. Zhao, president of USCAA, Professor Xu Hua, Secretary General of USCAA and staff member from the Beijing office of USCAA. News media participated in this event include the Health Daily and the Shandong Education TV.