乙型肝炎基金會(Hepatitis B Foundation)簡介
乙型肝炎基金會于1991年因應一個受到乙型肝炎影響的年輕家庭的個人故事而設立。這一家庭的困境使一對知名的新希望市(New Hope)夫婦 Paul和Jan Witte及杰佛遜醫學院(賓夕法尼亞州費城—Jefferson Medical College (Philadelphia, PA))教授Timothy Block博士深受感動。他們共同尋求一家組織，以便爲受到乙型肝炎影響者提供具體信息和支持，但發現沒有此類組織。
我們是以研究乙型肝炎病因和根治方法爲唯一宗旨的唯一全國性組織。 經過義工和兼職工作人員的合作性、創造性和堅定的努力，我們得以建立一個成功的社區宣傳計劃。我們也資助一項積極的研究計劃，其中包括杰佛遜醫學院的乙型肝炎基金會實驗室。我們贊助每年一度的普林斯頓乙型肝炎病毒講座(Princeton HBV Workshop)，幷邀請全美首屈一指的科學家前來交流信息，以促進乙型肝炎病毒的抗病毒研究。
About the Hepatitis B Foundation
The Hepatitis B Foundation was started in 1991 in response to a personal story of a young family affected by hepatitis B. A prominent New Hope couple, Paul and Jan Witte, and Dr. Timothy Block, a Professor at Jefferson Medical College (Philadelphia, PA), were deeply moved by the plight of this family. Together they searched for an organization that could provide specific information and support for those affected by hepatitis B, and soon discovered there was none.
They were alarmed to learn that there was no organization dedicated to finding a cure for this disease. With the full support of friends, family, and the New Hope community, the Wittes and Dr. Block formed the Hepatitis B Foundation with the mission of finding a cure and serving as a resource for those who need information and support about this serious liver disease.
We are the only national voluntary nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the cause and cure of hepatitis B. Through the cooperative, creative, and committed efforts of volunteers and part-time staff, we have been able to establish a successful Community Outreach Program. We also fund an active Research Program which includes the Hepatitis B Foundation Laboratory at Jefferson Medical College. Each year we sponsor the annual Princeton HBV Workshop where the nation’s leading scientists are invited to exchange information to advance HBV antiviral research.
Thanks to our Contributors!
We thank all of those individuals, private foundations, and corporations who have joined our Cause for a Cure. With their generous support, the Hepatitis B Foundation is meeting the needs of thousands of people and moving forward in finding a cure for chronic hepatitis B!
The Hepatitis B Foundation would like to continue to provide you with up-to-date information on hepatitis B and eventually find a cure for the disease, but we depend on your financial support to continue our efforts.
Donations to the Hepatitis B Foundation are tax-deductible. We accept checks or credit card donations. They can be made in your name, your company's name, anonymously, or as a memorial contribution. Many businesses also have Matching Gift Programs for their employees, which will maximize your personal donation.
If you would like more information about the Foundation, please don't hesitate to contact us by phone or e-mail. We hope you can help support ourCause for a Cure by making a donation today. Thank you!