Former New York State Assemblyman Kenneth Peter Zebrowski passed away in March 2007 at the age of 61 from the Hepatitis C Virus. Zebrowski contracted the disease in 1973 from blood transfusions received during an 18-hour operation; however, he was not diagnosed with Hepatitis C until 1996. Assemblyman Zebrowski spent over 30 years serving the people of Rockland County and the State of New York. His family was determined to carry on his legacy and established a fund in his name to support Hepatitis C research, encourage testing, and to provide resources for those suffering from the virus’ devastating effects. The third annual walk will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Congers Lake Memorial Park, 6 Gilchrest Road, Congers, New York. The festivities kick off at 9 a.m.
Zebrowski’s son, Ken, the current Assemblyman for the 96th District, attended Hepatitis C Awareness Day in Albany this past March. “I was proud to join with Vocal New York and my Assembly and Senate colleagues to lobby for research funds and spread the word about the importance of testing,” said Zebrowski. “This virus is a silent killer and a large percentage of those infected are unaware and are not getting treatment. I am committed to bringing this disease out of the shadows so that everyone has access to a cure,” Zebrowski continued. The walk route is 2.7 scenic miles and is wheelchair and stroller accessible. The entrance fee is $20 for individuals, $30 for families. Additional information is available at www.kenzebrowskimemorialfund.org.