Dr. Lynn Taylor of URI, CODAC and Director of RI Defeats Hep C, organized her 5th year of Hep C themed Waterfire in honor of World Hepatitis Day. The event was again a huge success, and helps to raise awareness about Hep C. Karen Tashima, MD (BioBehavioral Core Faculty member) was named the Lead Torchbearer at this year’s C is for Cure: A WaterFire Lighting for RI Defeats Hep C held on July 28, 2018. Other Lead Torchbearers were Tina Broder, MSW, Michael Poshkus, MD and Sapna Chowdry, MD. There were almost 100 torchbearers, among whom were many of the CFAR's Miriam Immunology Center staff including Debbie Perez, Helen Patterson, Deborah Good, Treniece Cady, Bruce Barton, Lola Wright, Joan Doppke, and Maria Mileno. It was a great night honoring the contributions of many here in RI in helping to raise awareness around Hepatitis C, to encourage people to be tested and learn about the treatment and cure of Hepatitis C.