Jackie Chan Kicks HBV

After Cindy’s awesome outreach to celebrity chef Martin Yan, I was inspired to follow her footsteps. I decided to contact legendary star Jackie Chan. At the time, he was on the other side of the world promoting The Karate Kid in Japan and I was stuck with classes. I wrote him a letter inviting him to join the Jade Ribbon Campaign and asked him to sign the Team HBV shirts to show his support. He graciously complied with my request by signing not one, but two shirts. We showed his picture below at YLC right before watching Rush Hour at movie night. I regret not being able to make the elevator pitch about hep B to him myself, but believe me, I would have hopped on the next available flight to see him if I could!  I did pitch to his translator over the phone, however, and he was the one who brought the T-shirts and Jade Ribbon packet to the martial arts master.

Hopefully we can get Jackie Chan and other celebrities involved in future JRYC outreach projects.  Thanks Jackie- you’re always our hero!

Stefanie

Saint Francis High School ’12

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B-Inspired! Contest Kick Off

After much hard work, planning, and thinking, the moment you’ve all been waiting for is finally here!

The Jade Ribbon Youth Council and the Asian Liver Center are proud to present the first annual

B-Inspired! Contest

B-Inspired! Contest is new! Exciting! Inspiring! Rewarding! Fulfilling! Educational! Awareness-bringing! HBV-eradicating! And TOTALLY AWESOME!

Any high school student can enter a 500 word essay or 3 minute video to one of 2 given prompts:

Prompt 1: Please tell us how you or someone you know has been affected with hepatitis B and how you learned to find value in the face of such adversity.

Prompt 2: Make a statement to the Obama Administration asking for increased attention to hepatitis B.

We hope that this contest will bring more awareness to the urgency of hepatitis B eradication and unite more high schoolers to take charge in hepatitis B outreach.

Of course, what would a contest be without prizes? B-Inspired! Contest winners will receive a ticket to California’s Great America, recognition by the Asian Liver Center at LIVERight 2009, and many many many more to come. Check the website or Facebook group for any updates.

For more information, check out http://binspiredcontest.com/.

Don’t forget to join the Facebook group at: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/event.php?eid=62369692675

Email us at binspiredcontest@gmail.com with any questions. 🙂

Submissions are due April 17, 2009. So, tell your friends! Spread the word! And get those creative juices ready to inspire!

We’re all waiting to hear from YOU,

Evaline Cheng

Lynbrook High School