World Hepatitis Day

Did you know that 3 out of 4 people infected with Hepatitis are unaware that they have it?

In 2008, the World Hepatitis Alliance founded World Hepatitis Day as an answer to the lack of awareness centered on Hepatitis. Since then the event has grown to be celebrated in 136 countries and has even broken Guinness World Book records!

Last year, Avita hosted the first World Hepatitis Day event in Louisiana, accounting for 34% of participation in the US.

To learn more about Hepatitis and World Hepatitis Day, check out our Hepatitis Infographic.

World Hepatitis Day 2014

Avita’s 2014 World Hepatitis Day campaign will take place over 2 days across 2 cities in our state through partnerships with NO/Aids Task Force, the Louisiana Hepatitis Program, and HAART.

To kick it off, we will host a testing event in Baton Rouge on Saturday, July 19th hosted in front of Macy’s at the Mall of Louisiana from 11am to 4pm. It will include door prizes, educational activities, and free health screenings and colon screenings as well as HIV and Hep C testing provided by HAART.

The New Orleans event will take place on Saturday, July 26th at Audubon Park from 11am to 1pm. This fun-filled, pet-friendly event will feature local food, education, games, door prizes, entertainment, and free Hep C & HIV testing provided by NO/AIDS Task Force.

Special guests include the 610 Stompers & Gina Brown!

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Are you interested in volunteering for World Hepatitis Day? Let us know by filling out this form and submitting it to Dielda Robertson by email at dielda.robertson@la.gov or by fax at 504.568.8290.

 

For more information, contact:
Quinton Rasberry
Marketing and Public Relations Manager
quinton.rasberry@avitadrugs.com – 225.772.9243