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Hepatitis B Gala 2021
Join us on Friday, April 30th as we look back over the past 30 years of the Hepatitis B Foundation. Attendance is free and no registration is required. This live, virtual event will feature the presentation of the prestigious Baruch S. Blumberg Award to Dr. Wenhui Li in recognition of his outstanding contributions to hepatitis B research. The Milestone Achievement Award will be presented to the Carol and Edmund Blake Foundation for their outstanding contributions to the Hepatitis B Foundation. The Community Commitment Award will be given to Nadine Shiroma for her ongoing dedication to social justice, ending disparities, and addressing discrimination among people impacted by hepatitis B.
Join us for a cheese pairing at 6:30pm
Do you fancy yourself a freak of fromage? A gruyere groupie or brie believer? Are you loony for limburger? Join us for a glorious, guided tasting with the expert cheese mongers from Di Bruno Brothers! In lieu of a "cocktail hour" before the event begins, we offer you a private tour of cheeses and appropriate pairings. As James Beard has said, "Good cheese needs good companions", and I hope you'll be our companion for this unique experience. Proceeds benefit the Hepatitis B Foundation. If you have signed up for the cheese tasting, please keep an eye out for an email with a link to join the event.
Enter for a chance to win a pair of Apple Airpod Pros. Tickets are only $10!
The Hepatitis B Foundation is a national nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure and improving the quality of life for those affected by hepatitis B worldwide. Our 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/scientific community and general public.
"Tanti Auguri for 30 years of good work! The caring, hardworking staff and volunteers at the Hep B Foundation have gone above and beyond the call in their support of folks dealing with Hep B and D. You have made a VERY positive difference in my life. May the Foundation be so successful that it isn't needed someday!"
"Thank you Hepatitis B Foundation! For advocating, educating, outreaching, and so much more that you all do. Mercy Housing and Human Development salutes you for every achievement and obstacle you all face."
"On the 30th anniversary of the Hepatitis B Foundation, I send my gratitude to Joan and Tim Block, the founders of the Hepatitis B Foundation and all that they, the Board, and the staff have done to educate the world about Hepatitis B and the work that they have done to support viral hepatitis elimination!"
Carol Brosgart, MD
"Happy anniversary of your natal moment 😷👍!"
"The Hepatitis B Foundation provides updated information about all Hepatitis B issues for all even for advanced health professionals. Thanks, I hope to see the curative news in short period with your efforts!"
"The Hep B Foundation means to me what my bible means to me. It provides me a great resource for education, courage, and support from a very caring organization. I am pleased to see you accomplishing great things. Continue the journey of success with pride. Congratulations! Job well done!"
"Congratulations Hepatitis B Foundation on your 30th year of saving lives. May almighty God continue to lift this great foundation to greater heights. I pray for more wisdom & God blessings upon them. Happy anniversary!"
"Congratulations HBF. In particular my salute to the visionary Tim and Joan Block who are two of the most caring advocates for HBV research and cure. Thanks for all you've done so far."
Raymond Schinazi & Team
"The Hep B Foundation's advocacy and education work bring forth the individual and collective lived experiences and voices of Hep B patients and their families, providing them with a "healing" space. Your investment in research brings hope and accelerates the pace for better treatment and a cure. A deep bow of gratitude to each of you playing a part in this mission."
"He who saves lives saves the world. Thank you!!! Happy Birthday HBF!"
"Felicidades! Thanks for all you do to drive and highlight the importance of broad based support for HBV drug development and efforts towards functional cure for all persons with HBV infection globally. Congratulations"
"Happy Birthday to an amazing organization that continues to do so much for so many."
Molli & Joe Conti
"I wish you more success and complete victory oh warriors against HBV! As you celebrate 30, continue to assume the pains of we the sufferers of this virus, as this would be one of the forces that would make you work harder trying to get a cure for this enemy of humanity. We appreciate all of our heroes of this great Foundation. I thank you all!"
Koroma Gibril Sierra Leone West Africa
"Happy Birthday to we hepatitis warriors and kudos to the hepatologists managing us . To tell the truth, this foundation has been a saving grace for me."
"I wish you happy birthday... and congratulations."
"I wish you a happy birthday more, more, and more years ahead!
"Hep B Foundation has been an essential resource for our communities in Hawai'i! Mahalo for all you do!"
"Over the past 10 years, Hep B Foundation has been a great partner for our local coalition, Hep Free Hawai'i! We couldn't have gotten this far with you all! Mahalo!"
"Happy 30th Birthday. The Hepatitis B Foundation has made such a difference to so many people. One has only to look at the HBF website to see how many hits there are each year to understand the magnitude of help and hope that it has given to so many people suffering with hepatitis B."
"Congratulations to the Hepatitis B Foundation for taking the lead in making curing hepatitis B a winnable battle and putting the needs of people affected by hepatitis B first in everything you have done for 30 years."
Alan and Patty Brownstein
"It is amazing to see the progress of 30 years. Hopefully the next years will provide a cure for the cause."
"It’s an honor to work alongside some of the most hard-working and brilliant people in the world in public health and scientific research. I’m inspired by the people, and humbled by the goal – to end hepatitis B! Here’s to the first 30 years, and to putting ourselves out of business in the next 15 years!"
"Tremendous people built this organization and continue to move it forward in service of people living with hep B worldwide! I'm so proud to play a small part. Thank you, Jan and Joan and Paul and Tim (and Chari)."
As an Asian American physician, Hep B devastates so many in our community. Thanks to the work of the Hep B Foundation millions can get help as an essential resource for research, screening and education.
Wishing the entire foundation the best wishes as we also celebrate our 30th anniversary. I pray that the good Lord will continue to shower her blessing upon us and grant us long life.
Emeka Fidelis Nziwu
I would like to wish a happy belated birthday to hepatitis B, I am a Ugandan Citizen who is able and willing to join Hepatitis B foundation and become a member so that I can take an initiative to aid our patients.
In the 30 years since its founding by Joan & Tim Block, Jan & Paul Witte, the Hepatitis B Foundation has made enormous contributions to research and outreach for Hepatitis B victims worldwide.
Congratulations on your 30th anniversary!
Heart felt Congratulations’ to Tim and Joan for your dedication, creativity, determination and outstanding achievements in finding a cure for Hepatitis B. The World Thanks You.
Happy Birthday Hep B Foundation and congratulations to Tim and Joan for 30 amazing years!
From the whole Blumberg Family
Happy 30th Birthday, Hep B Foundation!
Happy National Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination Day!!!
We believe that nobody should die from hepatitis B. Your gift will help the Hepatitis B Foundation fulfill its mission to find a cure and improve the lives of those affected worldwide through research, education, public health and patient advocacy. Your donation will be put to work right away towards targeted outreach and research.