SEMAFP Sponsors Fundraiser for Non-profit Supporting Victims of Human Trafficking

April 4, 2022 - The Southeastern Michigan Academy of Family Physicians—a local chapter of MAFP that exists to promote excellence in healthcare and the betterment of the health of the people of Southeastern Michigan—was a diamond sponsor of the 8th annual charity event “Bollywood Bash” that took place March 20 at Canton Village Theater. One-hundred percent of the sponsorship and donation proceeds from the event were contributed to Sanctum House, a non-profit organization based in Oakland County that provides a sanctuary for female survivors of human trafficking.

Bollywood Bash featured 150 performers of contemporary dance, tap dance, unicycling, hip hop dance, flamenco dance, hula hooping, and of course, bollywood dance, as well as aerialists, jugglers, vocalists, Japanese drummers, and fire performers.

Cindy Hung, MD, FAAFP, a continuously elected board member of SEMAFP since 1996, performed twice during the production as part of Holistic Ballet Yoga Ensemble (HBYE). HBYE is a Metro Detroit professional contemporary dance company for mature artists aged 40+. Currently, the average age of HBYE dancers is 60! Since retiring from clinical practice in 2016, Dr. Hung has performed locally with HBYE. The ensemble was featured in 2020 on PBS: “MetroArts Detroit."

A total of $15,000 was collectively raised from the event to support Sanctum House’s mission to provide safety, freedom, and endless possibilities for their residents as they move towards a life of transformation in body, mind, and spirit. 

Photo (L-R): Edee Franklin, Sanctum House Founder; Pierre Morris, MD, SEMAFP President; and Cindy Hung, MD, FAAFP, SEMAFP Board Member