Fiona Ma for State Assembly

2012 World Hepatitis Day to be Celebrated Through Largest Ever "See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil" Mime

Team HBV High School and College Students are joining CA Assemblywoman Fiona Ma and the SF Hep C Task Force to be part of a global effort to make a world record and raise awareness about massive hepatitis B and C epidemics.

The Asian Liver Center, San Francisco Hepatitis C Task Force, and Team HBV, will celebrate World Hepatitis Day with a public health gathering involving a “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” mime led by California Assemblywoman Fiona Ma.

The San Francisco mime will be part of a larger Guinness World Record attempt hosted by the World Hepatitis Alliance, of having the most people performing the “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” actions in 24 hours at multiple venues around the world.This theme has been chosen to highlight how hepatitis is being ignored and overlooked around the world.

Currently, 24 countries are set up to participate in this global effort to take a stance against viral hepatitis.

The local San Francisco attempt will take place on July 28th, 2pm, at Crissy Field.

The mime will bring awareness about hepatitis and liver disease. Hepatitis B affects 1 out of 10 Asians and Pacific Islanders.  One out of every four with hepatitis B will eventually die of liver cancer or liver failure. Most do not know that they are infected. An estimated 4-6 million Americans are living with hepatitis C, and 33 people in the United States die from hepatitis C related liver diseases every day.

This event is possible due to generous support from public health organizations including Alameda County Public Health Department Perinatal Hepatitis B Program, American Liver Foundation, Asian Americans for Community Involvement, AsianWeek Foundation, Project Inform, Hep B Free: Santa Clara County, San Mateo County Health System, San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco Hep B Free. AsianWeek is a media sponsor for the event.