NOBISBLUE has partnered with the non-profit organization MRSA Survivors Network to help support their mission in raising awareness, educating the public and medical community on MRSA infections. The purchase of the MRSA Awareness LED Bracelet will help to continue their mission on raising awareness.
MRSA (pronounced meer-sa) is an acronym for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus – also known as the “Superbug” and can cause deadly infections in patients in healthcare facilities and in the community.
MRSA Survivors Network was founded in early 2003. MSN was the first consumer organization in the U.S. to raise the alarm concerning the MRSA epidemic and other multi-drug resistant healthcare-acquired infections. MSN has been the key catalyst for change on an international and national front with its groundbreaking crusade and mission to stop MRSA deaths and infections. MSN partners with healthcare professionals, healthcare companies and consumer organizations.
Bethany Burke,18 of Austin, TX attends Hyde Park High School and survived a MRSA infection that took many months for her to overcome. She decided she wanted to help raise awareness and help fundraise. Bethany created a CrowdRise.com ( Bethany vs MRSA) online fundraising campaign and raised $1,300 for MRSA Survivors Network. She created her own video and also posted it on YouTube. Bethany is currently conducting the MRSA Survivors Network/Planet Green recycling program at her school to raise funds for MRSA. Bethany is an inspirational example of the youth movement getting involved with MRSA , not afraid to share her story and wants to help others. Bethany will receive her award during the Award Ceremony at the 5th Annual World MRSA Day Kickoff Event, Sept. 28th in Chicago. Congratulations Bethany – a job well done!!! For more information on how to fundraise for MRSA – www.MRSAsurvivors.org or www.worldMRSAday.org
MRSA Survivors Network has teamed up with Planet Green as a fundraiser for MRSA. We all have e-trash and collect small electronics from friends, family and neighbors. Put in a box and download a pre-paid UPS label and send. Get your school, sports team, church and community center involved. Great way for MRSA survivors to contribute. Visit: www.planetgreenrecycle.com/mrsasurvivors
Help prevent MRSA infections and make a difference today!