Seeing the C message is seen
IT ONLY took Brooke Williamson a few minutes to come up with an award-winning temporary tattoo design to promote Hepatitis C awareness.
The design has now been mass-produced and distributed throughout NSW as part of a state-wide competition for the 'thINK about it' project.
Ambarvale High School student Brooke, 16, was one of three winners in the competition which was run in conjunction with Hepatitis Awareness Week.
Brooke said it only took her about 10 minutes to come up with and draw the winning design. "I did a couple of designs," she said.
"They all had to include a 'C'. I won a $300 gift voucher and I decided I was going to spend it on stuff for my niece Imogen, who's a year old."
Macarthur Youth Health Service manager Kelly Walker said the project, which was co-ordinated by Hepatitis NSW, included a workshop for at-risk young people which focused on Hepatitis awareness and ways it could be transmitted.
"Young people are being urged to look after their liver including avoiding or limiting alcohol and drug use and promoting the practice of sterile tattoo and piercing procedures," she said.
"Participants were involved in a workshop where they were asked to design temporary tattoos to be submitted for a state-wide competition. I'm pleased to announce one of our participants won, one of only three in the state. Hepatitis NSW provided staff development, training and resources and chose the three winners."http://bit.ly/nCJu0R