Great Lunar Festivals raise awareness

January 27, 2020

Hundreds of people visited our stands at the Lunar New Year Festivals held in Richmond and Springvale on 19th Jan. The Richmond event was supported by the Vietnamese Women’s Association Inc and Yarra City Council.

Hepatitis Victoria/LiverWELL staff and volunteers raised awareness about viral hepatitis and liver health with fun activities, games, face painting and advice.

“Over 350 people came by our stall at the Springvale Festival and asked questions about treatment and prevention of hepatitis B and C,” said Hepatisis B Community Mobilisation Project Officer, Aliasgar Khaki.

“Our spinning wheel activity was once again the highlight and engaged children and their parents in learning more about liver health,”  he said.

We also presented our Volunteer of the Month award for January at the Springvale Festival, which went to Jomy Jose who has worked on various projects within the organisation and attended the stall at previous events.

“Jomy is an excellent volunteer, it is great to have him recognised for his efforts,” Aliasgar said.

President of Hepatitis Victoria/LiverWELL, Frank Carlus, is pictured above with colleague Helen Tran and local Richmond Councillor and supporter Danae Bosler.

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