I am pleased to post this announcement of a Concert for Hepatitis C being planned for October this year to be held in Adelaide, South Australia.
Linda McInnes is getting the ball rolling.
Linda is the founder of the website http://hepcaustralia.com.au which incorporates AHCS, Australian Hep C Support - Info Portal, Community and Support Forums.
Please support this worthy venture any way you can. Start by checking out the Facebook page and joining the group. Let's make this event HUGE! Together we can make it happen.
|Hepatitis C Concert - Mission || || || |
Sunday, 23 January 2011 23:43
I opened up a Group on Facebook, its called Hepatitis C Concert, you can search for it on Facebook and ask to join and I will add you. It is an 'open' group.
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=1 ... 5700980651
reason for this group is to create a Network to bring people together
for a Concert, the concert will be a Fundraiser and also promote
Awareness for Hepatitis C, we want to use this to have a GATHERING of
people with Hepatitis C from anywhere in the world. Adelaide, South
Australia is where this event will be held.
Some of you in this
Group do not have hepatitis C, but you are a musician, and we would like
to ask you to join me in making this event happen.
Some of you are friends of mine, and friends of other friends
infected with hepatitis C. They are too scared to confide in you that
they are infected because of the discrimination and stigma associated
with this disease.
HEPATITIS C DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE:
Modes of Transmission:
*Surgery - unsafe hygiene 'practices'
*Fighting - blood to blood e.g. Domestic violence, men fighting in pubs
*Playing sports - blood rule
*Sharing needles (IDU)
*Vietnam Vets are also victims of this disease when mass vaccinations were given during the Vietnam war, with the same needle.
*Italians were infected because of mass vaccinations using same needles.
Hepatitis C is NOT a drug users disease. We are all VICTIMS of this disease.
Hepatitis C has been around for thousands of years, and it was 'spread' because of WAR, men fighting, blood to blood.
knows about AIDS & HIV, but in comparison little or nothing is
getting out there about Hepatitis C, and given the potential number of
carriers out there, and the benefits of 'GETTING TESTED" & GETTING TREATED" to those people who could be 'anybody' really, is enormous. Sounds like a pretty good reason to me, concern for our Fellow Man.
What We Need
We need bands/musicians to play for free, we need donated amps/staging/mixers/everything the band needs.
We need sponsorship, so use your own contacts to help bring this together.
We need volunteers to help.
We need 'security'
We need Butchers/Supermarkets to donate sausages for sausage sizzle
We need donations to raffle
We need a venue
We need to organise groups for waste management
know that all of you can help in some way, please feel it in your
heart to help this cause where there is so much discriminations and
stigma, we need help to bring Public Awareness, raise funds to help
those in need of help, and also for research into finding a cure.
This event will also be a GATHERING for people with Hepatitis C from around the world.
It will be held in Adelaide, South Australia
If anyone wants to add to any of
this list, or offer any suggestions/ideas, support and help, please feel
free to comment or contact me by email