CHICAGO — The World MRSA Day
kickoff global event at Loyola University Chicago
will broadcast live via web stream on October 1, 2010
starting at 10 a.m. (CDT) and can be viewed on 3M''s website and at www.worldmrsaday.org, according to a press release.
"We are all in this together — the community and health care industry are united to raise awareness, educate the public on prevention and to save lives. Millions around the world can learn about the global methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
(MRSA) epidemic and how to protect themselves and their family during the event," said founder Jeanine Thomas.
The annual main kickoff event in Chicago begins with the press conference at 10:00 a.m., followed by the Remembrance Ceremony, main event, Awards Ceremony and is open to the public with donations being accepted at the door, the release stated.
According to the release, this is a prelude to World MRSA Day, October 2 events and World MRSA Awareness Month in October taking place in the U.S., U.K. and Canada.
The global theme for 2010 and 2011 is "The MRSA Epidemic — A Call to Action," the release noted.