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Hope Goes Viral

Millions of Americans are infected with viral hepatitis. While there is exciting news about existing and emerging treatments for viral hepatitis (hepatitis C) the financial burdens of this disease can be insurmountable for many families.

Hope Goes Viral is HFI’s campaign to give hope to individuals and families fighting hepatitis by raising funds for access to treatment.  Hope is a healing force.

In this season of giving, the Hepatitis Foundation International has joined #GivingTuesday, a nationwide effort that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world.

On December 2, 2014 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national movement around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.

Those who are interested in contributing to the Hepatitis Foundation International’s #GivingTuesday initiative can click here to donate.

For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (, Facebook page ( or follow #GivingTuesday
( and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter. We invite and encourage you to join our efforts in taking hope viral.

Through the years, the mission of HFI has remained consistent, while the need for our services continues to grow. Ninety-two cents of every dollar spent by HFI is dedicated to programs and services. We provide outreach, education, intervention and assistance for people at risk for liver disease, as well as conducting research and promoting awareness programs.

Help Us Celebrate Our Anniversary!

Next year the Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI) is celebrating its twenty-year anniversary! This is a big milestone for HFI. We have made a lot of progress in 20 years and have much more to accomplish. However we cannot do it alone and need your support.

As I write to you today, I am more concerned than ever by the rate and progression of hepatitis and the overlapping diseases and lifestyles choices that negatively impact the liver like obesity, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, diabetes and heart disease.

I have always looked for ways in which I can personally and fundamentally make a difference. I founded the HFI because I decided to take a tragic situation that happened in my life with the loss of my youngest son, Dean, and take a strong stand. When I meet someone for the first time and they tell me a similar story of loss they have experienced that could possibly have been prevented, it strengthens my resolve that HFI continue its work.

The Hepatitis Foundation International needs your support. Your gift of $25, $50, $25, $100, $250, $500 or whatever you can give makes all the difference...we are working on your behalf to serve you and honor those loved ones that are suffering from hepatitis or diseases that affect the liver. But we need your help now more than ever.

Let me tell you why your contribution to HFI is so important. For a volunteer effort like this every donation helps the HFI. Our staff is lean. However, we produce exceptional educational material and programs, conduct outreach to communities, operate a national hepatitis hotline, convene over six educational summits, and educate hundreds of health care professionals per year nationwide.

If you want to make a donation to HFI by a debit or credit card, rest assured you can donate securely online, just click the red donation button located on this page and throughout our website. It is fast and easy and will only take a moment of your time. If you prefer to make your donation by phone you can contact us toll free on (800) 891-0707. Please consider making HFI as generous a gift as you can.

As a nonprofit charitable organization know that your contribution to HFI is being used to provide services and very little, less than 10% of HFI funds are used for administrative costs. If you prefer to send a check, make your donation to the Hepatitis Foundation International and mail it to: HFI, 8121 Georgia Avenue, Suite 350, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Thank you for joining with us.

Why Donate to HFI?

HFI is on the go every day educating the public and hepatitis patients about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of viral hepatitis. We can only continue what we do with your support. To help you decide, please
consider this:

  • HFI is managed very efficiently. We put 94% of every dollar you contribute to work in prevention and research programs. Please visit our page in for complete financial details about HFI that will help you make an informed giving decision.
  • Your contribution is tax deductible.
    HFI Tax ID# 223337679

Make a Donation

You can make a tax-deductible gift to the HFI by phone, mail ( Printable Donation Form ), or you can donate online by clicking on any of our red donate buttons found throughout our website.

Workplace Giving

Please choose the Hepatitis Foundation International in your CFC workplace campaigns that are beginning now. HFI’s CFC number is 11842. You can make your donation directly to HFI and simply notify your CFC campaign director of your donation. Pledges to United Way must be written on the Pledge Card. For more information about CFC campaigns, please visit:

Make a Planned Gift

Learn about giving options such as Wills, Life Insurance Policies, Trusts, Appreciated Stock, etc.

Make a Memorial Donation

Honor a loved one with an ongoing legacy in promoting prevention. Establish an Endowment Fund.

Remember HFI in Your Will

Many people choose to express their commitment to ending the hepatitis pandemic by remembering HFI in their wills.

  • Name HFI as the beneficiary of a percentage of your estate, or a set dollar amount, or a particular asset.
  • Your estate is entitled to an estate tax deduction for the full value of your bequest to HFI.
  • Simply designate: The Hepatitis Foundation International (HFI), a not-for-profit tax exempt organization incorporated by New Jersey laws and located at 8121 Georgia Avenue, Suite 350, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Donate Through iGive!

Shopping at is a great way to support Hepatitis Foundation International at no cost to you. Everytime you shop online at any one of their nearly 700 member stores, those merchants will donate a percentage of your purchase to HFI. There is no added cost to you, it's quick and easy to sign up, and membership is free. For more information and a complete list of stores, please check out Or click HERE to sign up for iGive supporting HFI.

Endowment Donations

To assure that our vision of a hepatitis-free world lives on, HFI actively solicits endowment donations. With endowment, your principal is never spent so your donation keeps on working. We're willing to tailor your gift to the hepatitis-related priorities about which you care most. If you would like to consider an endowed gift to HFI, email [email protected] or call