Press Release of the WHD 2012 event in Boston courtesy of Quest Diagnostics. Click here for the full article.
“BOSTON, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Students at Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology aren’t the type to take the summer off. Those who comprise a group called Team HBV, while working well-earned and prized internships, are also dedicating their off hours to leading conference calls, sending emails and public service announcements, and distributing flyers in Chinatown and beyond — all in an attempt to rally elected officials, community and healthcare leaders, and the general Bostonpopulation to join them, noon tomorrow, at Boston Common (Park and Tremont) for a creative approach to an important cause: a global Guinness World Record attempt on World Hepatitis Day.
July 28th is annual World Hepatitis Day, and this year, the World Hepatitis Alliance is calling on its international partners, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and Team HBV, to take part in a global, synchronized action within a 24-hour period. The event is both fun and serious, asking participants to perform one of three symbolic gestures: ‘See No Evil’ covering their eyes, ‘Hear No Evil’ covering their ears, or ‘Speak No Evil’ covering their mouths, to highlight that hepatitis B and C need greater attention and action around the world….”
Props to Team HBV at Harvard, Team HBV at MIT, and Team HBV at Brown!