Inaugural Dallas/Fort Worth Sepsis Challenge Kicks Off Sepsis Awareness Month in Texas

September 3, 2018

For the first time, the Dallas/Fort Worth community rallied together to raise awareness of sepsis at a 5K walk and run in Trinity Park.

Fort Worth, TX – On September 1, 2018, over 50 members of the Dallas/Fort Worth community gathered at Trinity Park for a 5K to raise awareness and honor lives affected by sepsis. Together, this passionate and dedicated group raised over $11,000 for Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading sepsis organization.

This event, the first Sepsis Challenge event in the state of Texas, was led by Medical City North RN, Dorie Murray.

“After being a critical care RN for 12 years, I saw how many lives were taken by septic shock and knew our hospital had an opportunity to better outcomes for our patients and increase education and awareness in the community,” said Murray.

September 1st was also the beginning of Sepsis Awareness Month. Sepsis Alliance offers various kits and tools for the press, the medical community, and volunteers who want to spread the word. The free downloadable kits include videos, info-graphics, posters, and presentation materials, thanks in large part to funds raised at community events all over the country.

“We are so grateful to the Dallas/Fort Worth community for welcoming this event and proving a dedication to saving lives, through sepsis awareness,” said Thomas Heymann, Executive Director of Sepsis Alliance. “Dedicated volunteers like Dorie have helped raise awareness significantly throughout the country, saving countless lives.”

Thank you to the Inaugural Dallas/Fort Worth Sepsis Challenge sponsors: bioMérieux, Inc. (National Presenting Sponsor), Encompass Health (Mile Marker Sponsor), Northeast Tarrant Gastroenterology Associates, Medical City North Hills, Jennica Properties, and the Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation (Supporters).

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About Sepsis Alliance

Sepsis Alliance is the leading sepsis organization in the U.S., working in all 50 states to save lives and reduce suffering by raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency. Sepsis Alliance is a charitable organization run by a dedicated team that shares a strong commitment to battling sepsis. The organization was founded in 2007 by Carl Flatley, DDS, MSD, whose daughter Erin unnecessarily died of sepsis when she was 23 years old. Carl created the organization to raise sepsis awareness among both the general public and healthcare professionals. Sepsis Alliance also gives a voice to the millions of people who have been touched by sepsis – to the survivors, and the friends and family members of those who have survived or who have died. For more information, please visit Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter at @SepsisAlliance.