Throw Down for the Town: Educate Oakland about Hep-C
The Oasis Activism Group is dedicated to educating the public about Hepatitis-C. You can help us raise awareness during Throw Down for the Town: The Oakland Service Festival.
Considering that half the people with Hep-C aren't even aware they have it yet, and the Department of Health recently recommended that all baby-boomer aged folks get tested, we feel it's important people know some of the major facts. First, there is a cure available, with a very high success rate, and secondly, not everyone even needs treatment.
We are trying to break through the stigma associated with Hep-C, as not everyone with Hep-C got it through drug use. As a matter of fact, anyone getting a blood transfusion before 1992 has a good chance of having it, as the blood supply was not tested for Hep-C before then. Many members of our group have been through treatment and been cured, some are in varying stages of treatment now, and others have Hep-C but are not in need of treatment.
This year's Throw Down For The Town is on July 28th which is also National Hepatitis Awareness Day. So we are very excited to educate Oakland residents about Hep-C. We are planning an educational 'walk around the lake' on the morning of July 28th, carrying banners and passing out fliers with Hep-C facts, giving out free wrist-bands stating "Hep-C...There is a cure", and also handing out free sunglasses with "There is a cure" on the side. Sign up now to be a part of our effort.
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