Clostridioides difficile (also known as C. diff) is a bacterium that causes diarrhea and colitis (colon inflammation). Each year more than half a million Americans are diagnosed with a C. diff infection, and nearly 30,000 die from it. 1 in 5 people treated for C. diff will get the condition again. Beyond the awful physical symptoms that can include diarrhea, fever, stomach pain, loss of appetite, and nausea, many people with C. diff are unable to work, care for their families, or enjoy daily activities.
This November and December, you can make a difference in the fight against C. diff infections by being a Champion for those afflicted. You can raise money through social media and by email, by hosting a Happy Hour or Dance Party, or by committing to do a run/walk. Whatever you choose to do, you will be a Champion for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who battle C. diff each year.
November is C. diff Awareness Month! It’s a unique opportunity to share information about this preventable but potentially deadly disease so others “See C. diff.” Despite causing more deaths yearly than HIV, only 1/3 of Americans have heard of C. diff. By joining PLF’s C. diff Champions Campaign, you raise money and critical awareness. We constantly hear from C. diff sufferers and family members who wish they’d heard of C. diff before they were diagnosed.
This year, we’ll be running the challenge starting November 1 and ending December 31, 2022. We want people to have as much time as they need to raise money and awareness of C. diff.
Peggy Lillis Foundation for C. diff Education & Advocacy is the leading national organization combating C. difficile infections by educating the public, empowering advocates and shaping policy. PLF is 501c3 not-for-profit organization. Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
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