A favor to ask from everyone: On Thursday, President Obama will answer questions about the State of the Union on a live Youtube interview. VOTE NOW to get our question on his radar! We need to beat 372 votes in health care to win....and we can do it easily!
1. Go to http://www.youtube.com/worldview
2. Sign in to your Google/Youtube account
3. Search "viral" and vote for the one of the girl in the green shirt! :)
Voting ends TOMORROW (WED) at MIDNIGHT EST, so we need to get on this quick. Tweet the directions, post them on facebook, email your friends, and take just 15 seconds to vote!
Our question is: "Hepatitis B is as common as HIV in the US, and 1 in 4 will die if left untreated. Why is 36x more money ($758 vs $21 mil) allocated for HIV/AIDS prevention than viral hepatitis in the FY2011 budget, especially when hepatitis B is vaccine-preventable?"
Together, we can eradicate hepatitis B!
On Thursday, December 23, The Hep B Project was invited to attend an interview on ABC channel 7, which was then broadcasted on television.
“I had a great time visiting SF and being in the audience. The show tackled interesting real life issues, combined with humor,” said Johnny Pham. “I enjoyed the hosts and their jokes. It was also a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be on live TV.”
Although not a more focused interview on The Hep B Project, as expected, it was still an experience and a good opportunity for the project.
Said Adele Feng, “Although Kevin’s screen time was shorter than anticipated, it was enough to spread the word about our project and shed some light on this public health disparity.” Each volunteer took away a unique experience.
“I personally thought this was a great and unique experience. The show itself was quite interesting and entertaining. Both the hosts and people from the audience were very friendly and welcoming,” said Myo Wong. “Our Hep B Project group sat in the ‘voicebox’ where we had a chance to interact with one of the show’s hosts, Brian. Kevin Hur, the founder of the project, got a chance to talk about the Hep B Project and the Pepsi Refresh grant that we received earlier this year. Definitely go check out the video on their website!”
Watch our feature now! Our project is featured 20 minutes into the show.
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