FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hepatitis B Foundation to Sponsor May's First Friday Doylestown
(Feature Appearance by Doylestown Native and NBC 10 Meteorologist Michelle Grossman)
DOYLESTOWN, PA (April 18, 2008) –The Hepatitis B Foundation will sponsor the May 2, 2008 First Friday Doylestown in support of National Hepatitis Awareness Month for a third year.
The Foundation’s 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 the deadly virus. Hepatitis B Foundation staff and volunteers will be on hand to speak to members of the public about their work. The Foundation’s tent will feature Michelle Grossman NBC 10 Weather Plus Meteorologist; local singer/songwriters Christy Jefferson & Band and The Waltons; O’Liver, the Hepatitis B Foundation’s mascot; hepatitis B literature for adults and youth and much more.
For the Foundation, First Friday Doylestown is an evening to educate the public and celebrate the arts. Doylestown establishments will stay open late to exhibit artwork from local artists and invite you to enjoy the sounds of local musicians. The event runs from 6 pm to 9:30 pm and is FREE.
Come to the Hepatitis B Foundation Tent (parking lot at Main and Hamilton Streets)
- Celebrity guest, Michelle Grossman NBC 10 Weather Plus Meteorologist who will meet with members of the community for photos and to sign autographs from 6:30 pm – 8 pm
- Photo opportunities with the Foundation’s mascot, O’Liver
- Opening act performance: The Waltons Band
- Headline performance: Christy Jefferson & Band
About the Hepatitis B Foundation
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 expand and 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!