No. 034-00  
      IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            August 2, 2000                           (301) 585-4000


BUFFALO, N.Y.- President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Liver Foundation (ALF) Alan Brownstein will address attending members the Vietnam Veterans of America’s at their 8th biennial National Leadership Conference.  The event is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., Thursday, August 3, 2000, at the Buffalo Hyatt Regency in the Grand Ballroom.

As a national spokesperson and advocate for hepatitis C awareness representing several ALF chapters across the nation, Mr. Brownstein will discuss advances in public awareness of this “silent virus” affecting almost 5 million Americans and a disproportionate amount of Vietnam era veterans.  From his efforts, the American Liver Foundation’s has launched a Veterans Council dedicated to outreach, education and advocacy efforts for veterans.  This national veterans council is made up of the top medical leadership, representatives from the leading veterans service organization and the Veterans Health Administration.

VVA’s point of contact for additional information is VVA’s Public Affairs Director Scott D. Campbell at (716) 856-1234.  Schedules of events and media opportunities for Buffalo may be obtained by contacting the VVA Media Relations Office at (716) 855-4976.

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