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The C Diff Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, established in 2012 and dedicated at supporting public health through education, support, and advocating for C. difficile infection (CDI) prevention, treatments, and environmental safety worldwide.

The Foundation’s founder is a Nurse and after suffering through C. difficile infections herself and witnessing the loss of their Father, whose life was claimed by C. difficile involvement, the C Diff Foundation came to fruition.

The C Diff Foundation Members with their Volunteer Patient Advocates successfully “Raise C. diff. Awareness” nationwide and in thirty-eight countries and hosts a U.S. Nationwide information Hot-Line (1-844-FOR-CDIF) to support health care providers and patients to manage through the difficulties of a C. diff. infection among many other programs.

The continued support of the Foundation’s mission is through collaborative efforts from healthcare providers, medical healthcare organizations, healthcare professionals, government agencies, employers, and communities, which will bring positive results in the reduction of newly diagnosed Clostridium difficile cases and preventable deaths.

Nearly half a million Americans suffer from Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infections in a single year according to a study released February 25, 2015 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Leading Companies to Support C Diff Foundation 6th Annual International C.diff. Conference and Health EXPO, Nov. 8-9, Philadelphia

C Diff Foundation Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Oct. 31, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The C Diff Foundation is honored to welcome leading companies to the 6th Annual International “C.diff. Awareness Conference and Health EXPO,” as they come together to make a global difference. These companies are dedicated to the prevention, diagnostics, treatments, environmental safety products and services focused on C.difficile infections and Healthcare-associated infections and whose role serves great importance in the C.diff. community.

6th Annual International C.diff. Conference and Health EXPO in Philadelphia PA November 8-9

6th Annual International C Diff Conference

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June 11, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The C Diff Foundation is honored to welcome 20+ leading topic experts joined by Dale Gerding, MD, FACP, FIDSA, Professor of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois and Research Physician at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital and Mark Wilcox, B Med Sci, BM, BS, MD, FRCPath-, Head of Microbiology and Academic Lead of Pathology at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals (LTHT).

2nd Annual Global C.diff. Walks in US and UK to Raise Awareness on Importance of Clostridium difficile Infections Worldwide

C diff awareness global walks

TEANECK, N.J., May 15, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Presented by the C Diff Foundation, the 2nd Annual Global C.diff. Awareness 2K Walks will take place on Saturday, May 19 at three separate locations: Morris A. Votee Park, Teaneck, New Jersey; Sims Park, New Port Richey, Florida; and in Leicester, England. All locations will include t-shirts and resourceful educational material for all registered walkers. The U.S. locations will also include water bottles and hydration stations.

C Diff Foundation Presents Award to CutisPharma in Recognition of Contribution to C. diff. Community

C DIFF Foundation and CutisPharma

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., March 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The C Diff Foundation announced today that it presented CutisPharma, Inc., its “Making a Difference” award as a special recognition of the significant contribution that CutisPharma has made to the C.diff. Community: helping the advancement of C.diff. awareness as well as expanding treatment options for C.diff. patients.

The C Diff Foundation Raises Clostridium difficile Infection (C.difficile) Clinical Trial Awareness Worldwide

C DIFF Clinical Trials

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 22, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The C Diff Foundation announced today that their organization has implemented a global campaign to raise awareness of Clostridium difficile infection (C.difficile) clinical trials, clinical studies, clinical research and observational studies evaluating interventions for C. difficile prevention, treatments, and environmental safety.

C Diff Foundation Introduces Book, ‘Nutrition – Managing Meals through a C. difficile Infection’

Nutrition - Managing Meals C Diff

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The C Diff Foundation announces the release of a nutritional guide, “Nutrition; Managing Meals through a C. difficile Infection” (ISBN: 978-1973304241) authored by Nancy C. Caralla, C Diff Foundation’s Foundress, Executive Director and three time C. difficile Infection Survivor and co-author Karen F. Factor, MBA, RDN,CSR, LDN, C Diff Foundation Registered Dietitian during November 2017 Clostridium difficile (C. difficile, C.diff.) Infection Awareness Month.

U.S. Governors Are Applauded for Proclaiming November Clostridium difficile (C.difficile, C.diff.) Infection Awareness Month

CDIFF November Awareness

BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Many U.S. Governors have signed a state proclamation proclaiming November 2017 as Clostridium difficile (C.difficile, C.diff.) Infection Awareness Month, the non-profit C Diff Foundation announced today.

Inaugural Global C. diff. Walk to raise awareness on importance of Clostridium difficile infection prevention and provide resources

C.DIFF 2K WALK 2017

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., Oct. 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS 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.

C Diff Foundation Knocks on Governor’s Doors Nationwide to Proclaim the Month of November for Clostridium difficile Infection Awareness

CDIFF November Awareness

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., Sept. 28, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C Diff Foundation welcomes November 2017 as Clostridium difficile Awareness Month and it is an exciting time for patients, families, clinicians, and organizations. Governors in several states honor our efforts by signing proclamations declaring November to be Clostridium difficile Awareness Month in their states.

Critical Healthcare-acquired Infections Expo comes to Las Vegas to Address C.difficile Concerns and Patient Risks

C Diff Conference 2017

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Aug. 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C Diff Foundation welcomes Dale Gerding, MD, FACP, FIDSA, and Professor of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois and Research Physician at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital as Conference Chair of the upcoming 5th Annual International “C.diff. Awareness Conference and Health EXPO,” taking place on November 9 and 10, 2017 at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, Thomas and Mack Center, 2nd Floor Pavilion.

Edmond Hooker, MD, Darrel Hicks, and Bruce Rippe Discuss Medical Mattress Contamination Issues on C.diff Spores and More, Aug. 1

CDIFF Radio - CdiffRadio

TAMPA, Fla., July 31, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C Diff Foundation’s, “C. diff. Spores and More Global Broadcasting Network,” is honored to announce Dr. Edmond Hooker, MD – Associate Professor of Health Services Administration at Xavier University, Darrel Hicks, a well-known hospital environment specialist and educator, and Bruce Rippe, CEO of Trinity Guardion, manufacturer of the Trinity Guardion Patient Protective Barrier, as our guest speakers on August 1, 2017.

Clifford McDonald, MD and Alison Laufer-Halpin, Ph.D., of the CDC Discuss the Human Microbiome on C. diff. Spores and More

C DIFF Radio

ATLANTA, Ga., July 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C Diff Foundation’s “C. diff. Spores and More Global Broadcasting Network” is honored to announce Doctors McDonald and Laufer-Halpin as our guest speakers on July 25, 2017 at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET on C Diff Radio.

C Diff Foundation Announces Scholarship Program to Support Health Care Students

Michael and Helen Caralla, Sr.

TAMPA, Fla., July 11, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The C Diff Foundation is pleased to announce the Michael and Helen Caralla, Sr. Educational Scholarship program. The scholarship program is to help health care students succeed and reach their educational goals.

‘C. diff. Science’ Honors Professionals Dedicated to Clostridium difficile Research and Development

c.diff science - C DIFF Foundation

TAMPA, Fla., May 31, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The C Diff Foundation hosts “C. diff. Science” on Sept. 14 to honor professionals dedicated to the scientific research and development in the Clostridium difficile (C. difficile, C. diff.) community worldwide, chaired by Professor Simon M. Cutting, PhD, of Molecular Microbiology at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Bake Sale to Raise C. diff. Awareness Starts in Florida Before Volunteers Roll-out Worldwide

C DIFF awareness bake sale

TAMPA, Fla., May 4, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C Diff Foundation announces its “Bake Sale for C.diff. Awareness,” a month-long campaign beginning May 2017 in Florida and continuing in N.J., N.C., and across the USA to India, and Italy featuring education and advocacy on health care topics pertaining to the most common pathogen identified as a leading healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in U.S. hospitals alone: Clostridium difficile.

International Healthcare Experts Gather Nov. 9-10 in Las Vegas to Discuss Global Problems Around Leading Healthcare-acquired Infection Clostridium difficile

C DIFF Foundation UNLV

LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 4, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C Diff Foundation’s 5th Annual International C.diff. Awareness Conference and Health EXPO will be hosted in Las Vegas, Nev. on November 9 & 10, 2017 at UNLV-Thomas and Mack Center. A panel of C. diff. survivors will join world-renowned experts delivering presentations on health care topics pertaining to the most common pathogen identified, a leading healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in U.S. hospitals alone: Clostridium difficile (C.diff.).

C Diff Foundation’s 4th Annual C. diff. Awareness Global Campaign Begins on Nov. 1, 2016

c diff foundation campaign

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., Oct. 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C Diff Foundation(R) a leading non-profit patient advocacy organization, Global healthcare information system, today announced the scheduled events and launching of the 4th annual November C. diff. Awareness global campaign, the first month long awareness campaign of its kind in the healthcare industry. November 1st is dedicated to all C. diff. Survivors worldwide.

On Sept. 20 International Health Experts to Discuss Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) a Global and National Priority

C.diff. Awareness Conference

ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C Diff Foundation’s 4th Annual International Raising C.diff. Awareness Conference and Health EXPO will be hosted in Atlanta, Ga. on Sept. 20, 2016. With C. difficile infection prevention being declared a national priority – researchers, public health officials, infectious disease specialists, and others continue to research more effective ways to prevent, treat, and combat this microbe.

C. diff. Survivors Join International Topic Experts to Discuss Global Problems Around Leading Healthcare-acquired Infection Clostridium difficile

C.diff. Awareness Conference

ATLANTA, Ga., June 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C Diff Foundation’s 4th Annual International Raising C.diff. Awareness Conference and Health EXPO will be hosted in Atlanta, Ga. on September 20, 2016. A panel of C. diff. survivors will join world-renowned experts delivering presentations on health care topics pertaining to the most common pathogen identified, a leading healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in U.S. hospitals alone: Clostridium difficile (C. diff.).

C Diff Foundation’s 4th Annual International Raising C. diff. Awareness Conference and Health Expo 2016

C Diff Foundation

TAMPA, Fla., May 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The C Diff Foundation ‘International Raising C. diff. Awareness’ Conference and Health Expo will be hosted in Atlanta on Sept. 20, 2016 featuring world-renowned experts delivering presentations on health care topics pertaining to the most common pathogen identified, a leading healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in U.S. hospitals alone: Clostridium difficile (C. diff.).

The C Diff Foundation Selected to Receive JL Simmons NonProfit PR Grant for 2016

C Diff Foundation

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., March 31, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The C Diff Foundation announces that it has been selected to receive the annual J.L. Simmons NonProfit PR Grant for 2016. Each year the PR Grant, launched in 2000 by Neotrope, helps selected worthy causes raise visibility to media and public for the charity’s good works.

Taking Aim at Superbugs Discussed on C diff Spores and More Global Broadcasting Network with Dr Clifford McDonald of CDC

C Diff Foundation

TAMPA, Fla., March 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C Diff Foundation, ‘C. diff. Spores and More,’ Global Broadcasting Network – innovative and educational interactive healthcare talk radio show discusses taking aim at ‘superbugs’ and the latest Vital Signs Report results with guest Dr. Clifford McDonald, MD on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

C Diff Foundation Opens New Avenue to Provide Nationwide Community Support

C Diff Foundation

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., Oct. 22, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C Diff Foundation launches C. diff. Nationwide Community Support (CDNCS) for patients, families and survivors. C. difficile (C. diff.) infections caused almost half a million infections among patients in the United States in a single year, according to a 2015 study by the CDC.

3rd Annual International Raising C. diff. Awareness Conference and Health Expo Features Leading Global Topic Experts

C Diff Foundation

BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Clostridium difficile (C.difficile) caused almost half a million infections among patients in the United States in a single year. A worldwide panel of experts, hosted by the C Diff Foundation, will gather at the 3rd Annual International Raising C. diff. Awareness Conference and Health Expo on November 9, to discuss vital information for healthcare professionals.

C Diff Foundation Volunteers Raise Clostridium difficile (C.diff.) Awareness July 27 to Aug. 9 at PA and NY Fairs

C Diff Foundation

NEW YORK, N.Y., July 23, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Representatives are volunteering and advocating with the C Diff Foundation, raising Clostridium difficile (C.diff.) awareness and providing educational information to the thousands of fair-goers in North Central Pennsylvania and South Central New York.