Hep B Philadelphia launches scavenger hunt to fight hepatitis B

Hep B Philadelphia, a community-owned, citywide education campaign sponsored by the Hepatitis B Foundation, will start its "B A Hero" photo scavenger hunt on March 19 in an effort to stop hepatitis B.

Hep B Free Philadelphia is an education and public awareness campaign that addresses the increasing severity of hepatitis B and liver cancer in the United States. The campaign aims to raise the public profile of the disease, increase hepatitis B testing and vaccination rates, and involve policy decision-makers and stakeholders in improving access to hepatitis B care.

The contest gives individuals living and working in the Philadelphia area the opportunity to win prizes by accomplishing tasks and helping to spread awareness of hepatitis B. Participants must be at least 18 years of age or have legal guardian consent.

Scavenger hunt teams and individuals will participate either March 19 through March 25 or March 26 through April 1. The participants will wear Hep B Free Philadelphia t-shirts and submit all of their photos to the Hep B Free Philadelphia's Facebook page for public voting. The team that gets the most "likes" during its given week will win one of three prizes.

For visiting the most locations and getting the most tasks completed during the shortest time period, a team or individual will win the skilled hero award. The participant with the most Facebook likes compared to photos uploaded will be named the popular hero. The creative hero award will be given to the photos selected as most creative by a panel of judges.