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FLORIDA: Tallahassee Celebrates World Hepatitis Day in a Big Way




 

WCTV.tv (Tallahassee, FL) (07.28.2013)

Thirty-seven people gathered in Tallahassee, Fla., on World Hepatitis Day, July 28, to help try to break a record in the Guinness Book of World Records. The Hepatitis Education and Liver Support (H.E.A.L.S.) group organized the event in an effort to raise awareness about hepatitis, which receives little to no attention even though it is a global epidemic. The group assembled at a local lake “to act out see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil to bring awareness to the fact that no one is talking about it," said a H.E.A.L.S. member who has hepatitis C. "Someone dies from hepatitis every 30 seconds [but] no one is talking about it," she added. The group said it hoped that raising awareness regarding the disease also would raise more funding. It also urged baby boomers to get tested for hepatitis C.



 


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