[frame_left]/wp-content/uploads/screening1.jpg[/frame_left]On Saturday, October 9, 2010, Phi Delta Sigma, along with other notable health organizations and individuals around the DC Metro area helped put together a free Hepatitis B screening. Over 200 persons participated in this screening held at the Montgomery County Executive Office Building in Rockville, MD.
The event was participated mostly by Chinese Americans. Participants came from all age groups from all areas in and surrounding Montgomery County. There was an educational program provided to all participants about hepatitis B. Health educators and health care professionals were available to answer participant questions.
[frame_right]/wp-content/uploads/screening2.jpg[/frame_right]“The hepatitis B screening was a success!” said Jane Pan, Executive Director of the Hepatitis B Initiative of Greater Washington, DC (HBI-DC). “This was made possible by the hard work by all of the organizations who planned this event, the volunteers, and the funding we received to do this.”
Bristol-Myers Squibb provided over $9,000 of funding to support this event. More than 60 volunteers assisted with the event. A simple hepatitis B blood test was administered to a total of 209 registered participants.
Thank you for everyone who came out on our behalf to help with the event. The brothers of Phi Delta Sigma pride themselves in their dedication towards service and always appreciate a helping hand.