Tuesday, March 4, 2008

LIVERight

I don't know if people have heard about this even but LIVERight is a 5k run/walk on May 10, 2008 in SF Golden Gate Park. This is the third year that the Asian Liver Center (here at Stanford University) is holding this. The Asian Liver Center actually does a lot around campus and around the Bay Area. They launched the Jade Ribbon Campaign to spread Hep B and liver cancer awareness around the Asian American Community. Partners of this campaign include the CDC. 

Apparently Liver cancer is the greatest health disparity between Caucasians and Asians - 80% of which is caused by the Hep B virus. 10% of all Asians and Pacific Islanders have Hep B infection while 0.1% of Caucasians. The Vietnamese are especially vulnerable, with the highest rates out of all the Asian populations. 

You can register for the race at http://liver.stanford.edu.

Stephanie

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