A lot of food and laughs were shared during out winter quarter retreat! Everyone enjoyed delicious Thai Food, Salt & Straw, and boba. We will never forget the dancing robot, sharing food the best way (family-style), shoulders getting dislocated, and indecisively trying every flavor of ice cream. Kudos to the core team for all of their hard work this quarter!
Team HBV and Okada, the Asian American themed residence, co-hosted a Hepatitis B Teahouse featuring a variety of cookies and hot chocolate. Attendees listened to a presentation given by the core team, participated in group discussions, and played a fun Kahoot game to win some prizes! The event ended with a jade ribbon cookie decorating session and some cozy hot chocolate to beat the rain.
Nothing makes winter quarter cozier than a good old plushie. And here at Team HBV, we like our plushies hepatitis B virus-shaped.
More than 80 people felt the plushie love with us at our annual plushie-making workshop on Friday, March 8 at the Asian American Activities Center. Fueled by an artisan selection of hors d'oeuvres from Trader Joe's, we churned out these little critters like the reverse transcriptase that allows for HBV replication.
Check out the photos below!
To conclude our fall quarter, we hosted a deadweek boba fundraiser to spread awareness of the free Hep B screenings available at Vaden and to fundraise for SF Hep B free. Huge thank you to Pop Tea Bar for collaborating with us once again!
Members from our team had the chance to attend the 2018 APAMSA Hepatitis Conference where they were able to learn about the current state of Hepatitis research and advocacy.
We had a blast at our new member retreat during which we took our new members Amberly (Fundraising Chair), Elina (Social Chair), and Robert (core member) out to Su Dam Korean Restaurant and Teaspoon.
Our chapter had an amazing time at the 2018 Team HBV Collegiate Conference at UCLA. We presented a workshop entitled "Fun Fundraiser and Effective Events" to inspire other chapters with ideas for future events and provide tips on how to run events smoothly. We enjoyed getting to meet with other chapters and are excited for the future of Team HBV!
This Halloween we hosted our annual Hallowmeme Grams Fundraiser. Our team had a lot of fun creating and delivering the treats. We ended up having our most successful gram fundraiser yet, raising over $400 for the American Liver Foundation!
We hope everyone has had a wonderful summer break! To start off the school year, we held a new member recruitment event during which we discussed our chapter's activities and met with potential new members. Additionally, in honor of Liver Cancer Awareness Month, attendees of the event took headshots with Hep B awareness signs, which were later posted on Facebook.
So proud of these recent graduates of the Team HBV family, both bound for UCSF School of Medicine in the fall. We can't wait to see how they continue to improve healthcare by serving those in need. To see why we're so excited about their futures, click on their photos to check out what they've been up to for the past few years: