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May Is National Walking Month and Time For the Annual Global C.diff. (CDI) Awareness 2K Walk

With its fresh Spring mornings and lovely long evenings – not to mention an extra long weekend – it’s no wonder that May is the official National Walking Month. Whether you prefer leisurely strolls or challenging hikes, our four park surroundings have a  walk for everyone to raise awareness of C.diff., walk for a cause in all locations.   Lace up your walking shoes and venture out to Milton A. Votee Park, Teaneck, N.J., Charlestown Township Park, Phoenixville, PA., Sims Park, New Port Richey, FL.,  on Saturday, May 18th to experience one of  these 3 C.diff. Awareness 2k walks.

 

Registration is open until May 8th.   3rd Annual Global C.diff. Awareness 2K Walks.

The USA events will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

2019 CDIFF Global Awareness Walk

Dr. Martha Cloakie, PhD will be leading the walk in Leicester, U.K. on Friday, May 17, 2019.

All registered awareness walkers will receive t-shirts, giveaways, and educational material while introducing the communities to the resources available. C.diff. infections are one of the leading healthcare-associated infections facing local communities.

Registration is $20.00 per walker and children 10 years of age and under walk free. https://cdifffoundation.org/3rdannualwalk/

Proceeds from the events will benefit the C Diff Foundation’s mission educating and advocating for C.difficile infection prevention, treatments, clinical trials,  environmental safety, sepsis, and antibiotic awareness worldwide.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a Clostridioides difficile infection (C.difficile), (formally known as Clostridium difficile) “has become the most common microbial cause of healthcare-associated infections in U.S. hospitals and costs up to $4.8 billion each year in excess health care costs for acute care facilities alone.”

Statistics provided by the CDC suggest that C. difficile cause nearly 500,000 infections in patients in the U.S. annually. In one study noted by the CDC, among infected patients, nearly 29,000 died within 30 days of being diagnosed, and more than half of those deaths (15,000) were directly attributable to a C. difficile infection.

We sincerely thank Vedanta Biosciences, Inc. for being the Diamond Sponsor of the 3rd Annual Global C.diff. Awareness 2K Walks. Vedanta Biosciences, Inc. is dedicated to finding treatments for patients with serious infections and immune diseases. Vedanta develops medicines made of consortia of bacterial strains which are selected to effect robust and durable changes in a patient’s gut microbiota. In contrast to fecal transplants or administration of fecal fractions, Vedanta’s medicines are pure, uniform compositions of bacteria manufactured from clonal cell banks, bypassing the need to rely on direct sourcing of fecal donor material of inconsistent composition. Vedanta is currently enrolling patients with recurrent C. difficile infections (CDI) in its CONSORTIUM study to evaluate VE303, an investigational treatment for CDI.

Our gratitude to all of the sponsors for their support and partnering with the C Diff Foundation in raising C. diff. awareness worldwide:

Gold Sponsors:    Rebiotix, Pfizer, Ferring Pharmaceutical

Silver Sponsor:    CutisPharma

Bronze Sponsor: Finch Therapeutics

If you have any questions,  please contact one of our staff members at

(727) – 205 – 3922  or e-mail:  info@cdifffoundation.org

We look forward to walking with you on May 18th!

Follow Us On Twitter:   #CdiffWalks2019

C. diff. Awareness Events Scheduled For November

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SHOPPING:

Shop Amazon to support the many programs and educational workshops provided by the C Diff Foundation worldwide —

It’s a pleasure to share the new way to give to the C Diff Foundation.  Amazon will share a portion of the proceeds from your purchases with the  C Diff Foundation.  While you are shopping on-line you are also donating, and we are grateful.

Here is how it works:

* Shop Amazon through AmazonSmile     C Diff Foundation

Click on the link below to access the site

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-1272728

                        It is as easy as that!

Education:

http://globalcdifficilecongress.org/

The Global C. difficile Congress FREE Webinar will take place on November 11th at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time will broaden existing knowledge surrounding C. difficile infection (CDI)  prevention, treatments, and environmental safety worldwide.  The drive and passion takes us forward in promoting the practical and technical advancements taking place across the globe.  Healthcare Professionals from every area of expertise, will discuss the control and  treatment options,  the healthcare perspectives, antibiotic-resistance stewardship programs, and much more to raise awareness and share successful implementations and guidelines.

The Global C. difficile Congress will be eight sessions presented by topic experts  – in four hours – in one day –  with goals to change the C. difficile world with a common focus; To
improve C. diff. infection prevention, treatments, and environmental safety in the healthcare communities worldwide.

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Twitter chats and tweets take place in honor of the
Global C. diff. Awareness Campaign From  November 1st throughout the month.

There will be a #CdiffTwitterChat

Join Us on NOVEMBER 18TH at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time with  International Infectious Disease Expert, Dr. Hudson Garrett Jr. for a real-time Question and Answer Twitter Chat about Clostridium difficile infection and disease. Questions are welcomed from both patients and healthcare providers. Registration is complimentary to all those interested.  Click on the link below for more information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1411035768914278/

 

VOLUNTEER PATIENT ADVOCATES:

worldaroundWe applaud our Volunteer Patient Advocates around the globe who continue sharing life-saving information from villages to cities organizing meetings during the month of November to reach a little higher, speak a little louder and elevate C. difficile infection awareness, prevention, treatments, and environmental safety for everyone to witness a decrease in C. diff. infections worldwide.  Each Volunteer is a special leaf, on each branch of the growing  C Diff Foundation tree.  Our sincere gratitude to each of our Volunteers worldwide!

Follow the C Diff Foundation on

Facebook    https://www.facebook.com/CdiffFoundationRadio/                                                    Twitter @CDiffFoundation

Pinetrest, and LinkedIn and join the fight and save lives.

Thank you for your support that helps our mission continue moving forward.

Educating and advocating for C. difficile infection prevention, treatments, environmental safety and support worldwide.

Be sure to check back as new events will be added weekly.