Greetings from the main office of the C Diff Foundation and the C diff Survivors Alliance Network located in New Port Richey, Florida. As we close 2017 we mark the 5th anniversary of the two organizations. We want to share with you a summary and reflection on this year’s events and campaigns moving our mission forward and message delivered worldwide. The mission and promoting C.diff. Awareness has been shared this year with listeners in over 25 Counties during Season III on C. diff. Spores and More Global Broadcasting Network (www.cdiffradio.com), 5,000+ visitors during global events, 9,600+ residents and business owners throughout villages and communities by our dedicated volunteer patient advocates, to over 1,000 clinicians who received up-to-date data expanding their knowledge during workshops and local symposiums offered worldwide, 3,000+ incoming calls received through the Nationwide Hot-Line 1-844-FOR-CDIF with the thousands of e-mails received seeking assistance.
After each event, workshop, meeting, introduction we thank the individuals for sharing in five years of opportunity to provide life-saving data educating and advocating for C. difficile infection prevention, treatments, environmental safety and support worldwide. The mission of the C Diff Foundation is the momentum of charity that has proven effective and grown over the past five years. A single act of charity grows into more and greater charity worldwide. The work each member of the C Diff Foundation, with hundreds of Volunteer Patient Advocates, promote the Foundation’s mission which never stops with a single act. Instead, it builds, it grows, and it expands into an exponential impact of good in the world helping to save lives. We thank you for your continued support and encourage you to continue your journey, proposing three verbs important to the C Diff Foundation and the C diff Survivors Alliance Network in general.
The first of these verbs is “to promote” C.diff. Awareness. It is the first step that opens doors in educating individuals, clinicians, communities in learning more about this life-threatening infection which causes a great amount of pain and suffering around the globe. It is essential and it is the compass in reaching shared goals.
The second verb is “to heighten awareness” across the nation to continue proclaiming November Clostridium difficile infection awareness month. The Governors proclaimed November C. difficile (C.diff) infection awareness month in 2017 and we encourage them “to welcome” this proclamation in 2018 with more than a yearly executive order of greeting or inviting their residents to take notice. We look forward to working with delegates, with your support, to make this proclamation statement nationwide and welcome the importance of the time, education, programs, and agenda in place addressing this life-threatening infection. The C Diff Foundation advocates and supports the individuals and families suffering during and after being treated for a C. diff. infection.
Finally, the third verb that the C Diff Foundation and C diff Survivors Alliance Network propose is “to go.” Here we are all challenged to do something big or small — with what we are able to do. With the unity of members with volunteers with patients, families, and clinicians we can make a difference with enthusiasm and simplicity to get up and go. We can do for others today what we could not do for ourselves during our time of illnesses, during the long periods of isolation, during the losses, and during the pain and suffering.
As members of the C Diff Foundation we know that our enthusiasm for our mission is the desire to bring awareness and promote C. difficile infection prevention, treatments, environmental safety and support worldwide. We witness changes by the data and information being delivered within villages, through major cities and in small communities — it is only by taking this path that we gain satisfaction knowing that the news delivered with enthusiasm “to promote, to heighten awareness and to go” with the members and volunteers in the C Diff Foundation and C diff Survivors Alliance Network creates positive results.
We are truly grateful for your continued dedication, efforts and support and thank you again for making this year’s November anniversary such a special occasion through the growth and advances made worldwide. Let’s carry the mission into the New Year, carving new paths to witness the decline of newly diagnosed cases of Clostridium difficile (C.diff., C. difficile) infections and saving lives worldwide.
“None of us can do this alone ~ All of us can do this together.”