Kelly Z and "the Lot"

In October 2000, Kelly Zirbes began raising awareness of hepatitis C to honor her friend, Gioia, who lost her battle with the disease. Determined to get the word out about Hep C, she put together shows, toured all over the country with her band Kelly's Lot, ran marathons, and performed at community events that shared a common focus... to raise awareness of Hepatitis C. After more than 4 years of work dedicated to this mission, Kelly started the Hep C Aware campaign and began building a coalition of musicians and street teams to help her raise awareness on a larger scale. There have been many events since then including three telethons which aired live on the internet and television in Southern California. Kelly and HepCAware now work with Alan at and Lorren at  Please visit these 2 websites to get involved or find information.