We are truly grateful for your efforts, support, and participation of the Annual Walk events and it will be amazing to walk, or stroll, with you on a path in a local park, or virtually on a path across the globe on September 25th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST
Walking, and Strolling, is a fun, and relaxing way to enjoy a change of scenery. Taking a stroll among the pleasant sights and sounds of nature, in-person or online, has the ability to renew the mind and body simultaneously. Walking with your family, and friends, for a cause is even better ~ as you join the manyC. diff. Awareness Walkers around the world sharing time to Raise C. diff. Awareness while spending time together to enjoy a way to add a little extra positive activity of the day.
All Registered Awareness Walkers will receive:
A C. diff. Awareness T-Shirt C. diff. Awareness Literature and Giveaways,
The opportunity to “Raise C. diff. Awareness” together worldwide!
* Children 10 years of age and under walk for free!
All items will be sent directly to all registered Awareness Walkers to the address provided in the registration.
To Register For This Global Event, Please Click On The Button Below:
We thank the Sponsors for their support of the global walks, and for joining us in “Raising C. diff. Awareness” across the globe.
Click on the graphics below to visit the Sponsor’s website and learn more about the organizations that are making a difference in the C. diff. community worldwide.
We are looking forward to seeing you in September!
A Bit of History……..
Thanksgiving Day, annual national holiday in the United States and Canada celebrating the harvest and other blessings of the past year. Americans generally believe that their Thanksgiving is modeled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people.
The Thanksgiving holiday holds special memories and meanings to everyone. This year the landscape of gatherings, and the social event has changed. We continue following guidelines to maintain our health, ward off acquiring the virus, keeping our children, families, and loved ones safe, as we continue maneuvering our way through these turbulent times caused by the Global COVID-19 virus pandemic.
On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV.” SARS-CoV-2 virus is a beta coronavirus, like MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV. Coronaviruses, named for the crown-like spikes on their surfaces, are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. (1)
Our members reach out to you, your families, your friends, and associates with heart-felt greetings as we social-distance, visit through ZOOM, Facebook Messenger, and every app. available allowing us to virtually spend time with others. The way we connect for education, for business, for doctor visits, and in our families has changed. This Thanksgiving holiday gathering, along with special occasions earlier this year and the ones that are on the horizon, have a different landscape, a different feel to them, a different content. The one thing that has NOT changed? The love that we express through emails, through live online events, for the apps. we are utilizing to see others that mean so much to us. So today, let’s give thanks for the technology that has been created and that is available to us to connect virtually right now, while the scientists and medical science professionals continue working at developing a vaccine that will keep us safe, that will bring us all back together. It is what we do today that will make a significant difference tomorrow.
We share the gratitude for family members, for friends, and for the care teams, for the treatments and clinical trials available today to help resolve and prevent a C. diff. infection, recurrent C. diff. infections, along with the many wellness-draining diagnosis that our bodies endure at one time or another. Thank you, and a shout-out to the Infection Preventionists across the globe joining us during the annual campaign, “November is Raising C. diff. Awareness Month.” Thank you to the many State Governors proclaiming November Is Raising Clostridioides difficile Awareness Month. We are profoundly grateful!
Every day the gratitude pours out to the healthcare professionals devoting their lives to medical science, the research and development teams, the individuals and colleagues who give it their all in order to turn the infections around to improve our health safely, and effectively with products being developed. Through clinical trials, and the organizations enrolling individuals today, C. diff. infection studies for initial infections, recurrent C. diff. infections, and for the prevention of a C. diff. infection — you help them – to help you – to help others. You are NOT out of options!
As the Thanksgiving holiday arrives this year we send our best wishes, with an abundance of gratitude, to you, your family, friends, and to the health care professionals visiting the website, participating in the online events this year, for joining us at the 8th Annual International C. diff. Virtual Conference and Health EXPO, and for reaching out to us by telephone, emails, and for being part of the C Diff Foundation programs worldwide. We are here to help you through this infection, to continue recovering from this infection, to help others learn more about C. diff. infection prevention, treatments, clinical trials, diagnostics, environmental safety, and support around the globe. “Thank You.”
“None of us can do this alone ~ all of us can do this together.”
We are pleased to welcome Denise Graham
to the C Diff Foundation.
Denise Graham, Founder and President of DDG Associates, formerly the Executive Vice President to the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) and Epidemiology, led the nation’s public reporting initiative thereby enabling her to work closely with all agencies falling under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Her expertise in this arena continues by assisting clients with ongoing changes such as value-based purchasing and guidelines coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
With greater than twenty years of experience in the healthcare industry, Denise has formed key working relationships with numerous leading experts.
Denise comes to the C Diff Foundation as Assistant Public Relations Coordinator to introduce the organization with greater visibility and continued growth in educating and advocating for C.difficile Infection prevention, treatments, environmental safety and support worldwide.
To contact Denise:, please e-mail her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Giving Tuesday Is a global day dedicated to giving back.
On Tuesday, November 29th , 2016 Charities, Families, Businesses, Community centers, and Students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.
#GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Together, with a team of influential and founding partners together launched a global movement that has engaged over 10,000 organizations worldwide.
Remember the C Diff Foundation in your Giving Tuesday efforts. Your gift is tax deductible and it will support patients touched by the life-threatening C. diffiicle infection, their families, communities and the many programs dedicated in Raising C. diff. Awareness by providing information and support — from villages to cities — worldwide.
We appreciate you and all that you do for the good of others.
We are pleased to welcome Ron Romano, RN to the C Diff Foundation Global Network.
Ron Romano, RN presides as Infection Prevention Advocate.
Ron has certifications from the following organizations :
American Association for LTC Nursing – Co-founder Past President – 2007- 2015
American Association for Safe Patient Handling – Board Member 2010-2012
Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology – Current Member
Safety Specialist LTC – Certification – Current
C. difficile Infections are no stranger to Ron as his family members have also been touched by this infection. His background in healthcare and passion for Infection Prevention and Epidemiology is an asset to many. Ron is the Owner, President and CEO of Safety Net LLC in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Safety Net is a national healthcare safety consulting and distribution company providing unique product solutions to mitigate risk associated to infections. We serve acute care hospitals, post-acute and home-care. Our solutions protect our healthcare workers and those under their care.
Ron has also been the Past-President in the following organizations:
American Association for LTC Nursing (AALTCN) 07-15 The AALTCN is a professional organization that supports all levels of caregivers providing career ladder with supporting education, certifications and resources. AALTCN has recently merged with the American Association for Nurse Assessment Coordinators to form the largest professional nursing organization in long term care.
Health Education Network – 07-15, Co-owner – President
Health Education Network is a medical publication company that provides Nursing education for all levels of caregivers on a variety of topics for LTC. Certificate programs are available for Staff Development Coordinators, Nurse Assessment Coordinators, Director of Nursing in LTC, RN and LPN in LTC.
National Association Director of Nursing Administration (NADONA/LTC) Cincinnati, Ohio 01-07
NADONA/LTC is a professional organization representing Directors of Nursing, Assistant Directors of Nursing and Clinical Managers in long-term care. NADONA/LTC has 38 state chapters nationally and internationally in Canada.
We welcomeRon to the C Diff Foundation and appreciate his healthcare background to join us in promoting Infection prevention and C. diff. Awareness worldwide with fellow members