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Fashion show raises Hepatitis B awareness and funds
While distracted in marketing class last year, College senior Elizabeth Chen dreamed up an idea to help the 2 billion people who have been infected with the Hepatitis B virus. The idea evolved into the Jade Ribbon Charity Fashion Show.
The event featured student-group performances, guest speakers, a DJ and a fashion show that featured the work of professional and student designers modeled by Penn students. Penn Team HBV and the Hep B Free Philly campaign also lent their time and effort to the event, which attracted about 200 guests.
Inspired by the struggle with breast cancer that several of her family members went through, as well as Valentino’s red fashion show which supported breast cancer, Chen — the vice president of community affairs for Team HBV — decided to create a jade collection to raise awareness for Hepatitis B.
“I just found it to be really frustrating that this disease is virtually curable. This is a disease that could be completely eradicated,” said Chen, who wore a jade dress to the event.
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