NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. /Florida Newswire/ — Presented by the C Diff Foundation, the 1st Annual Global C.diff. Awareness 2K Walk will take place on Saturday, November 4 at Frances Park, New Port Richey, Florida. This event will include refreshments, hydration stations, and resourceful educational material and displays.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Clostridium difficile infection (C. 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.
The Global C. diff. Walk seeks to raise awareness of Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infection prevention and provide educational material while introducing the community to the resources available. C.diff. infections are one of the leading health issues facing local communities.
“Every day the C Diff Foundation works to educate and advocate for C. difficile infection prevention, treatments, environmental safety and support worldwide to save lives. Our dedicated volunteering members and patient advocates work to improve the lives of individuals and families that are impacted by a C.diff. infection,” says Nancy Caralla, Board President of the C Diff Foundation.
We sincerely thank the following Sponsor for their continued support and for joining the C Diff Foundation in promoting C. diff. Awareness worldwide: Diamond: Seres Therapeutics.
Saturday, November 4, 2017. Registration and Check-in takes place at 8 a.m. Walk and Program begins at 9 a.m. at Frances Park, 5580 Frances Avenue, New Port Richey, Florida 34653.
Walkers can register individually ($5 per person) or as a team ($15 per team) and can recruit sponsors.
All funds raised will support the work of the C Diff Foundation that provide villages to cities with C. difficile infection education, advocacy, and support worldwide.
For additional information about the walk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (919)-201-1512.
About the C Diff Foundation:
The C Diff Foundation, a 501(c)(3) established 2012, comprised of 100% volunteering professionals dedicated at supporting public health through education and advocating for C. difficile infection (CDI) prevention, treatments, environmental safety, and support worldwide.
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