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“Einstein’s Table: The Search to Find a Cure for Chronic Hepatitis B” by Kimberly D. Jungkind aims to tell the inspirational story of the Hepatitis B Foundation

front coverDOYLESTOWN, Pa. – “Einstein’s Table” (ISBN 1468022075) chronicles a story starting twenty years ago. Two families gathered at Albert Einstein's guest cottage card table to brainstorm how to help a family friend who was devastated by the deadly virus Hepatitis B. Little did the families, Paul and Janine Witte and Dr. Timothy and Joan Block, know, they would found the Hepatitis B Foundation – the only American non-profit dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for billions of people affected by Hepatitis B worldwide.

Since then, the foundation has grown through the guidance of Dr. Baruch Blumberg, the late Nobel laureate who discovered Hepatitis B, its diagnostic test and vaccine. Dr. Blumberg helped join together researchers, educators, clinicians, friends and supporters.

Written by Kimberly Jungkind, a nurse and a healthcare professional marketing manager, this book tells the fascinating journey of the Hepatitis B Foundation from its card table founding to its present-day status as an internationally recognized non-profit research and disease advocacy organization. Jungkind weaves the organization’s history with the personal stories of the small group of individuals who have made or are making a profound effort to change the world.

“If the strength and commitment of a community can make a difference in one person’s life in Pennsylvania, imagine what it can do for people across the nation and around the world,” says Jungkind. “I, too, share the dream of the Hepatitis B Foundation’s founders that this disease will be cured and eliminated in our lifetime.”

Worldwide, two billion people have been infected (one in three people), more than 350 million are chronically infected and one million people die each year from Hepatitis B-related complications. In the United States, one in 20 people are infected; with at least two million are suffering from chronic infections.

Jungkind states that all proceeds from “Einstein’s Table” will be donated to the Hepatitis B Foundation to support their mission to find a cure for this deadly virus.

“Einstein’s Table: The Search to Find a Cure for Chronic Hepatitis B” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.



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