An Evening to Celebrate Hep B Free Set for Sept. 27 in San Francisco

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The landmark 5th Annual Hep B Free “B A Hero” Gala will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco.

Hep B Free team at the Pistahan Parade and Festival on August. 11, 2012.

This year, we are honoring U.S. Representative Mike Honda. In 2006, Congressman Honda helped launch the Hep B Free movement when he was publicly tested at the largest ever one-day Hep B screening event. Just this past May, Congressmen Honda set another milestone, co-founding the Congressional Viral Hepatitis Caucus, a bi-partisan effort to reduce the growing viral

hepatitis epidemic. Rep. Honda also serves on the Appropriations Committee and is Chair Emeritus of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.

The evening will be an exciting, informative and fun-filled night with this year’s theme: “Don’t Gamble with Your Liver!” Mayor Ed Lee will help kick off festivities and our lively co-emcees are returning: Honorary Hep B Free Chairperson Assemblywoman Fiona Ma and ABC7/KGO-TV News Anchor Alan Wang. We will also be continuing to share the evening this year with our partners at the SF Hep C Task Force, and are especially proud to feature participation and increasing collaboration with all the Hep B Free Bay Area efforts — Alameda County, San Mateo County, and Santa Clara County.

The B a Hero Gala is the biggest night of the year towards raising awareness and funds to end viral hepatitis in America. Proceeds from the event fund AsianWeek Foundation’s participation in Hep B Free activities. In just the last year alone, we have helped organize or participate in 25 outreach and screening activities, held the largest joint Hep B and Hep C screening in the country, and are close to reaching 1,000 doctors signing up for the SF Hep B Free Clinician Honor Roll and pledging to screen and vaccinate all of their at-risk patients.

WHAT:
5th Annual Hep B Free Gala
Proceeds to benefit the AsianWeek Foundation’s hepatitis B awareness efforts.
WHEN: 
Thursday, September 27, 2012

6:00 pm Cocktail Reception | 7:00 pm Dinner

Intercontinental Hotel | 888 Howard Street |

San Francisco, CA

BLACK TIE OPTIONAL

Hep B Free Presenting Super Hero: $50,000
Hep B Free Champion: $15,000
Hep B Free Hero Team: $7,000
Dinner Sponsor: $2,500
Individual Ticket: $150

INFO:
Carrolyn Kubota
AsianWeek Foundation

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