Philadelphia, PA, February 17, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Hep B Free Philadelphia, a citywide and community-owned education campaign led by the Hepatitis B Foundation, has launched its “Where is the Hep B Hero?” Contest & Sweepstakes to help save lives and stop hepatitis B. The fun, community-focused program will be offered over the course of five weeks and will challenge Hep B Free Philadelphia’s Facebook friends to see just how well they know the City of Philadelphia.
Beginning on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. EST, three photos of the “Hep B Hero” captured in undisclosed locations throughout Philadelphia will be posted on the Hep B Free Philadelphia Facebook page. The organization’s Facebook friends will have one business week, or until Friday at 11:59 p.m. EST, to submit their guesses as to the three specific locations (i.e., specific street number, cross streets, landmark, attraction, building name, etc.) of the “Hep B Hero” in the photos. Contest participants may submit one entry per week along with their contact information through the Hep B Free Philadelphia Facebook page “Where is the Hep B Hero?” application tab.
The contest entrants who provide all three correct answers will automatically be entered into a sweepstakes to win a $20 Starbucks gift card. At the close of each contest week, two winners will be randomly drawn by the Hepatitis B Foundation, and shortly thereafter identified on the Hep B Free Philadelphia Facebook page and contacted by the Foundation. Hep B Free Philadelphia will offer the contest and sweepstakes program during the following weeks: Feb. 6–10; Feb. 13–17; Feb. 20–24; Feb. 27–Mar. 2; and Mar. 5–9, 2012. To learn more about the program and its guidelines, go to http://bfreephilly.org/whereisthehepbhero.
About Hep B Free Philadelphia: Hep B Free Philadelphia is a public awareness and education campaign led by the Hepatitis B Foundation to address the growing severity of hepatitis B and liver cancer in the U.S. The primary goals of the Philadelphia campaign include raising the public profile of hepatitis B and liver cancer as an urgent health priority; increasing hepatitis B testing and vaccination rates, particularly among at-risk populations; and involving and mobilizing stakeholders and policy decision-makers to improve access to care for both the prevention and treatment of hepatitis B and liver cancer. To learn more, go to www.hepbfreephiladelphia.org.
About the Hepatitis B Foundation: The Hepatitis B Foundation is the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to finding a cure for hepatitis B and improving the quality of life for those affected worldwide through research, education and patient advocacy. To learn more, go to www.hepb.org or call (215) 489-4900.