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DJ joins initiative.

RADIO 1 DJ Pete Tong is encouraging clubbers to get themselves tested for hepatitis C.

The DJ is a founder member of the International Music Summit (IMS), which has teamed up with the Hepatitis C Trust to raise awareness about the disease.

The Get Tested! scheme aims to raise funds, increase awareness and encourage people to take a hepatitis C test. Clubbers are being targeted as the hedonistic lifestyle associated with clubbing can put many at risk of contracting the disease.

The initiative is also asking people to travel from the UK to Ibiza between May 23 and 26, avoiding cars and planes to reduce their carbon footprint.

Pete said: "IMS is very excited to team up with the Hepatitis C Trust. It's a very serious issue and the music industry should do all it can to educate the public.

"The trust has come up with a truly innovative way to interact with the IMS audience. I can't wait to see who will hang-glide to Ibiza from Barcelona."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Geographic Code:4EUSP
Date:Apr 13, 2009
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