Check out YourHub’s article on Hep C Connection’s street art event in honor of #WorldHepatitisDay
“Globally, more than 4,000 people a day die from hepatitis in various forms. In remembrance of the lives lost to hepatitis, spray-paint muralists transformed the alley walls behind Owl and Orchid Tattoo in Denver into a sixty-foot span of art in honor of World Hepatitis Day 2015. The street art fair was organized by Denver’s Hep C Connection to spotlight those who suffer with the deadly blood-borne virus that damages the liver, and to call attention to the need for more testing, awareness and advocacy.”
Denver street art remembers World Hepatitis Day 2015!
Hep C Connection is hosting street artists on Sunday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in remembrance of World Hepatitis Day 2015. The street art fair will be held in the alley behind Denver’s Owl & Orchid Tattoo at 3928 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80211. Attendees will watch artists paint urban wall murals, receive free hepatitis C testing and gather information about the many public and private organizations who provide support for hepatitis C patients and providers.
Celebrating 20 years, Hep C Connection was founded in 1995 as a patient-to-patient support and awareness group. Today, Hep C Connection has grown into a unique and comprehensive model of public awareness and prevention strategies, educational programs, and support services for both patients and providers.
Hepatitis C can be cured and new treatments take less time. Unfortunately most people who have the virus don’t know they have it until their livers are compromised.
“World Hepatitis Day is July 28th! Don’t forget to join the 4000 voices Thunderclap! An estimated 4000 people a day die from #Hepatitis so give your voice to raise much needed awareness about the global burden of viral hepatitis by signing up for the World Hepatitis Day Thunderclap.
Viral hepatitis is entirely preventable. Yet not anywhere near enough is being done to stop new infections around the world. Your support is vital in calling on the world to act. With better awareness and understanding of how we can prevent hepatitis we can eliminate this life-threatening disease and save 4,000 lives a day.”
Click this link to sign up for the Thunderclap https://goo.gl/d76W3r and on World Hepatitis Day, a message will be sent automatically to your followers, alerting people of this important global issue.
You can also participate on Twitter by using the hashtag #4000voices
#StepUpToHep and Hep C Connection are teaming with the National Black Leadership Commission on Aids (NBLCA) for National African American Hepatitis C Action Day on July 25th! #AAHepCActionDay is a National initiative aimed at reducing the high incidence of Hepatitis C infection in black communities.
“Liver specialists and #Hepatitis C patients address the most common modes of Hepatitis C #transmission, while debunking some of the more persistent myths surrounding how people actually contract the virus.”
*Though this video talks about Hepatitis C in Canada, these facts still apply to Hepatitis C in the United States.
Which Hepatitis C treatment do you think made the list?
“Prescription drugs are a vital part of American health, helping millions every year with their health conditions. About half of all Americans take a prescription drug regularly, and about 1 in 5 U.S. adults takes three or more regular prescription drugs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
“Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic liver disease and killing close to 1.5 million people every year, mostly from hepatitis B and C. These infections can be prevented, but most people don’t know how.
On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners urge policy-makers, health workers and the public to act now to prevent infection and death from hepatitis.”