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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Media Contacts:
Lauren Nonini 215-489-4901

Hepatitis B Foundation to Sponsor Mayís First Friday Doylestown
(Feature Appearance by Doylestown Native and NBC 10
Meteorologist Michelle Grossman)

DOYLESTOWN, PA (April 2009) Ė The Hepatitis B Foundation will sponsor the May 1, 2009 First Friday Doylestown for the fourth consecutive year in support of May National Hepatitis Awareness Month.

The Foundationís role in First Friday is to educate local community leaders, educators, business owners and residents that one in 20 individuals in the U.S. has been affected by hepatitis B. That means someone you know and love has been touched by this deadly virus. Hepatitis B Foundation staff and volunteers will be on hand to speak to members of the public about their work. The Foundationís tent will feature Michelle Grossman NBC 10 Weather Plus Meteorologist; local singer/songwriters Christy Jefferson plus three additional musical acts; OíLiver, the Hepatitis B Foundationís mascot; hepatitis B literature for adults and youth and much more.

The First Friday Doylestown event runs from 6 pm to 9:30 pm and is FREE. Doylestown establishments will stay open late to exhibit artwork from local artists and invite you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the local community.

Come to the Hepatitis B Foundation Tent (parking lot next to Madame Butterfly)

The Hepatitis B Foundation is the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected with hepatitis B worldwide through research, education and patient advocacy. The Foundation is located in the new Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center, which it created to accelerate its research mission. For more information, visit www.hepb.org or call (215) 489-4900.

About First Friday Doylestown: First Friday Doylestown was designed to generate excitement for visiting historic Doylestown, build a greater sense of community and foster a better appreciation for local artists and musicians. Each participating venue will display a First Friday Doylestown flag outside their shops, restaurants or business so that visitors know they are open for business and entertainment. Just follow the yellow-and-black flags around town to discover a new side of Doylestown!


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