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Big Thank You to 2 Hep B Heroes


HBF would like to thank Hep B Heroes Nina and Richie Kahn. Richie recently ran the Delaware Marathon, and he and Nina used this opportunity to raise money for the Hepatitis B Foundation. Nina and Richie, thank you for your generous donation and your commitment to those living with hepatitis B!

“Back in 2008, I suffered a pretty horrific knee injury running the Philadelphia Half-Marathon. Several years, surgical procedures, and rehabilitation sessions later, I’m running again. So, I figured why not put my stamina to the test by running my first marathon while raising money for a wonderful cause?

On May 12th, I ran the Delaware Marathon to raise money for the Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF). For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of working with HBF, the foundation is the only national non-profit organization solely dedicated to the global problem of hepatitis B. They are dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected by hepatitis B worldwide. This commitment includes funding focused research, promoting disease awareness, supporting immunization and treatment initiatives, and serving as the primary source of information for patients and their families, the medical and scientific community, and the general public.

I finished the race in 3:59:23, 218th overall. More importantly, thanks to the generous support of friends, co-workers, and colleagues, we were able to raise nearly $3,000 for the Hepatitis B Foundation. Be sure to check out the Hepatitis B Foundation’s website to learn about the excellent work they do at http://hepb.org/.”



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