To Wail" To Host
2nd Annual Hepatitis C Awareness Benefit Concert
"ONCE IN A BLUE MOON"
The Second Annual Hepatitis C Benefit Concert was a great
We would like to express our great appreciation to all of you
and/or volunteered your time, donations and money to help us
reach our goal.
Pictures from the Benefit Concert
BROADCAST LIVE WORLDWIDE ON THE INTERNET FROM
"THE HOWLIN WOLF" NewOrleansRadio.Com
Friday November 30th, 2001
Howlin' Wolf 828 S. Peters St. New Orleans
8:00 p.m. until ?? - Music, Catered Buffet & Silent Auction
'Thousands Will Be Diagnosed
Due To National Emergency and Blood Donations
NEW ORLEANS, LA, NOVEMBER 2001 - The events of
September 11, 2001 brought out the worst in humanity as well
as the best. Shortly after the tragic and senseless events unfolded,
citizens by the thousands began lining up to donate blood. That
generosity has not only saved the lives of those sick and injured,
it may have saved the lives of some of those who actually gave
blood. For many of them, they're finding out they've tested
positive to Hepatitis C virus (HCV).
"Siren to Wail" is a
national non-profit foundation started by New Orleans singer/songwriter
Timothea. The foundation's mission is to, among other things,
raise awareness, education, and prevention of HCV, and to assist
people affected by the disease by offering hepatitis C awareness,
education and medical referral services.
On Friday, November 30, 2001, "Siren to
Wail" will host its Second Annual Hepatitis C Benefit Concert
at the Howlin' Wolf, 828 S. Peter Street, from 8:00 P.M. - Until.
"Rajun Cajun" Doug Kershaw leads an all-star line-up
including his brother Pee Wee Kershaw, Ben Keith producer and
long time band member for Neil Young, Rockin' Dopsie, Marva
Wright, Charmaine Neville, David Torkanowsky, Walter "Wolfman"
Washington, Timothea, James Rivers, Eddie Bo, Leslie Smith,
Sunpie Barnes, Ravi, Barbara "I Know" George, Bamboula
2000, and Brian Stoltz of the Meters, Chief Smiley Ricks, Veda
Love, and many more. Hosted by WWL TV'S Eric Paulsen and Louisiana
Music Commissioner Bernie Cyrus. A musical tribute will be performed
in memory of Rusty Kershaw who passed on October23rd, 2001
"Last year's event was a huge success and
we are hoping to build on that success," says benefit organizer
and "Siren to Wail" founder Timothea. She adds,
"We are going to need to expand and promote our services
now more than ever since so many people are now finding out
they are infected. The funds raised by this concert will go
directly into our foundation to help people now facing, in what
in some cases, may be life and death situations."
Organizers have planned a full evening of events,
including a silent auction and support staff who will be available
to answer questions and concerns surrounding this often-silent
disease. There will be a $20 donation for general admission
for this fundraising event and tickets can be obtained at the
door or through TicketWeb.Com.
"Hepatitis C quietly sneaks up on you,"
comments Timothea who adds, "I know people who were exposed
20 or 30 years ago who are just now finding out they have it.
What we do with "Siren to Wail" and this benefit
concert, is get the word out. We want people to know the risks
and what you need to do if you feel you are at risk. This disease
doesn't have to kill you, but you need to educate yourself and
that will be the backdrop of this event. It will be fun and
uplifting, but it will carry a serious, underlying message."
United States Senator John Breaux states,
"I hope that Louisiana citizens will join me in supporting
Siren To Wail's efforts to increase public awareness
of this serious and potentially devastating disease."
Governor Foster has proclaimed the week of
Hepatitis C Awareness Week in Louisiana
To donate or get more media information on "Siren
to Wail" and the Second Annual Hepatitis C Awareness
Benefit Concert, please call Timothea at 504-891-4164 or go
."Siren To Wail" Inc., a national
non-profit organization formed on August 10, 2000 whose mission
is to raise awareness, education, and prevention of the Hepatitis
C virus (HCV) with initial focus in Louisiana to the public
and the medical profession. To assist people affected by the
disease offer hepatitis C education and referral services for
counseling, free/low cost testing, screening and medical referral
services for individuals, public health and employer groups.
One or more of every fifty people in the United States are infected
with the hepatitis C virus. Often called "The Silent Epidemic",
the disease can linger without symptoms for decades while causing
serious liver damage. Risk factors that indicate the need for
prompt screening include: blood transfusion or solid organ transplant
before 1992; shared drug needles; drug straws; body piercing
needles; tattoo needles and inks; nail files and clippers; treatments
with blood clotting products before 1987; long-term kidney dialysis;
accidental needlesticks; blood contact with the eyes, nose,
mouth or broken skin; sharing toothbrushes; unprotected sex
with multiple partners, and elevated liver blood tests.
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