I was in for a second day running for the main event of World Hepatitis Day 2012 held at One Utama, High Street after the official launch yesterday. The registration counters for HBV vaccination, counselling for Hepatitis B and free Hepatitis C blood test were abuzz with a multitude of people.
My three wise monkeys pictures were also used to make a neat looking bookmark.
It was really nice to see my brand as one of the sponsors too, among the many pharmaceutical companies.
The day’s programme kicked off with an “It’s Closer Than You Think” talk on the hepatitis disease by Prof. Dr. Rosmawati Mohamed.
The Studio @ KL was also kind enough to jump and join in the effort of whipping up loads of fun and attraction for the crowd. Their unique art jamming style got many people trying their hands on painting. The resulting piece was a “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil” representation and a message of not ignoring hepatitis.
The central hallmark of this main event was the “monkey business” Guinness World of Records attempt. The record title called for the most people performing the “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil” actions in 24 hours at multiple venues around the world (starting at 12pm).
First, the entire concourse area was prepared in accordance to the rules and guidelines. Lines were drawn and markings were placed to indicate the exact position of every participant in the grid box.
Participants were required to register themselves first before stepping in through the only entrance, before leaving the other way through the only exit.
Once the participants stepped in, they were instructed on how to perform the required actions and they had to do it simultaneously or risked being disqualified.
After they have completed the actions, their hands would be stamped to indicate participation. Certificate of participation were also given out. A final total count of close to 200 participants were recorded at the end of the day.
Throughout the day, there were numerous musical and dance performances to draw in and entertain the crowd, including a special appearance by Ana Raffali, together with the Jazzercise team and some fencers.