San Francisco University High School, San Francisco California
Co-President: Katie Lo
Co-President: Trevor Chong
Events Coordinator: Ethan Ko
PORK BUN DISTRIBUTION/ CLUB SIGNUPS
At UHS’s annual club fair, we made a poster about Team HBV and distributed pork buns to students who signed up for our chapter. After the fair, we gained more than 80 new members!
WIN A DATE
We held a Win A Date fundraiser a week before Valentine’s Day, during which students could purchase raffle tickets for either themselves or for their friends to win a date with one of four girls and four boys. The dates were held in the school cafeteria on Valentine’s Day, and the participants were served apple cider and Chinese food (all generously funded by the school). The participants had a great time, and overall this event was a super fun and effective way to both to raise $321 and also spread awareness about hepatitis B in our school community!
FORTUNE COOKIE DISTRIBUTION
We distributed fortune cookies with HBV facts inside of them. This was a great way to not only provide delicious snacks to the student body and faculty, but it was also a great opportunity to spread awareness about hepatitis B.
HEPATITIS PRESENTATION – October 25, 2012
Since the Team HBV club was newly formed after UHS’s annual club fair, we took advantage of the immediate exposure enabled by a presentation at a school-wide assembly to spread awareness about the club and to gain members. To this end, we created a short PowerPoint presentation that outlined Team HBV’s goals, upcoming events, and the importance of spreading hepatitis awareness, and presented it in front of the entire student body, faculty, and school administration. The presentation immediately elevated the club’s stature, gained us new members, and brought attention to our club and our cause. Although not everyone signed up to be a part of the club, many students and faculty staff approached me to learn more about the club and about hepatitis.
POSTERS FOR HEPATITIS AWARENESS WEEK – May 15, 2013
As school was coming to a close, our co-president, Trevor Chong, and out president, Katie Lo, decided to celebrate hepatitis awareness week slightly early. We created six different posters containing interesting, relatable facts about hepatitis and its prevention options, as well as vibrant pictures from inter-chapter events. After printing several copies of these posters, we posted them on the walls and classroom doors around campus. Although we do not have a tangible method of analyzing the success of these posters, many individuals approached us asking for further information. This not only helped spread awareness about our club, but it also informed more people about the severity of hepatitis and ways to prevent it.
FORTUNE COOKIES FOR HEPATITIS AWARENESS WEEK – May 16, 2013
During our hepatitis awareness week, we ordered 400 fortune cookies that contained facts about hepatitis inside them. Then, during lunch, we distributed these fortune cookies in our school’s courtyard. In addition, we organized a Team HBV booth with games to attract people’s attention. We were able to distribute all 400 cookies to the students and faculty of UHS. Considering that there are only about 400 students in our entire student body, our distribution of fortune cookies was well received and widespread. The students and faculty appreciated the clever means of spreading awareness, as well as the yummy treat. Some of my fellow peers were even able to recite some of the facts they learned through the fortune cookies.