Punk Rock Unites For Hepatitis C Awareness

As part of a national organization of musicians, punk rock bands from Orange County, CA join together to raise awareness of Hepatitis C.

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Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) October 12, 2005

In 2004, a national coalition of musicians was formed by singer Kelly Zirbes to help raise awareness about Hepatitis C. After many years of educating others about Hep C, Kelly and her band, Kelly's Lot, decided to invite other bands to join them in their cause. This coalition of musicians distributes postcards with facts about Hep C at shows and events all over the USA. Danny Commerford and his band Boobie Trap, were one of the first to get involved by organizing a yearly concert, "Punk Rock Unites For Hepatitis C" to raise awareness in Orange County but especially in the Punk Rock Community.

This year, the 2nd annual event will take place at The Brigg located at 17208 PCH in Huntington Beach. The bands playing for the cause this year are The Hudson Drags, The Misfortunes, Shotdown, Boobie Trap and FLOCK OF GOO GOO. The event will start at 7pm on Saturday October 22 and will run until after midnight. Lots of information will be provided at the show for those wanting more info about Hepatitis C. Sponsors include Black Fly’s, 714 Clothing, Mo’s Fullerton, HoCool.com, Superheroes H.B. and The Brigg. The proceeds from the concert will go to Hepatitis C Awareness, Inc to help fund the postcard campaign.

Hepatitis C is a systemic blood borne virus that primarily attacks the liver. It is spread by blood to blood contact. One in 50 Americans have HCV - two out of three do not know it. There is no vaccine for Hepatitis C.

Have you:

    Received blood, blood products, or an organ transplant prior to 1992?

    Ever shared drug paraphernalia? Injecting or snorting?

    Ever been stuck by a used blood needle?

    Been on kidney dialysis?

    Had a tattoo or body piercing?

    Had sexual activity that involves contact with blood?

    Shared personal care items(razors, toothbrushes, etc.) with other people?

    Been incarcerated?

    Been in combat? (Veterans-especially Vietnam)

    If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may have been exposed to the Hepatitis C virus. GET TESTED.

Punk Rock Unites For Hepatitis C Awareness II

Sat., Oct. 22, 7 p.m.-midnight $8 [Over 21]

At The Brigg, 17208 PCH, Huntington Beach

Featuring The Hudson Drags, The Misfortunes, Shotdown, No Solution, Boobie Trap and FLOCK OF GOO GOO

Benefiting Hepatitis C Awareness, Inc

Contact:

Kelly Zirbes

(818)769-2701

http://www.HepCAware.org

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