CHICAGO — MRSA Survivors Network
, the Chicago-based nonprofit who founded World MRSA Day
in 2009 urges MRSA survivors and their families, community and faith-based organizations, health care facilities, governments, schools and individuals around the world to organize their World MRSA Day event on October 2 or during the month of October, according to a press release.
The Global theme for 2010 is "The MRSA Epidemic — A call to Action": The theme brings attention to the critical need for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
(MRSA) prevention, treatment, educational and awareness campaigns and support to the public awareness that is sweeping across the globe, the release stated.
According to the release, the Annual World MRSA Day kick-off event will be held on October 1, 2010 at Loyola University Chicago
(Lake Shore Campus) starting with the press conference at 10:00 a.m. and followed by the Remembrance Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. and main event. MRSA survivors, family members, health officials, legislators and health care workers will unite to raise awareness.
The MRSA Survivors Network, along with their alliance partner, MRSA Action UK
work to promote patient safety, human dignity and greater awareness to governments, the health care industry and to the public on how MRSA and health care-acquired infections affect MRSA victims and their families, the release noted.