In observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month, I am posting to this blog daily, highlighting websites and organizations that are doing remarkable work educating the public, raising awareness, and making a difference in the lives of those affected by viral hepatitis. I suggest you visit each site, and find out what they are doing, how you can stay informed, and possibly help with their efforts.
The Hepatitis C Association is another long-time hepatitis C organization. Founded by Susan (Susie) and Dennis (Denny) Simon, here is some of their mission:
- The focus of the Hepatitis C Association is to educate the public, both patients and medical providers, about hepatitis C virus.
- We offer factual information through educational programs and support materials.
- We promote awareness of hepatitis C on our website and through our programs, by educating people about the risk factors and the necessity of protecting our livers with treatment of the virus if needed, and/or practicing healthy behaviors through lifestyle changes.
- We strive to bring the importance of organ donation to the forefront of the public’s mind.
If you want to understand what motivates the Simons, read Susie’s inspiring story All the Joy. It is an example of how pain can open doors and lead to helping others.