Sepsis Alliance Webinar Series, Next Up: New Sepsis Intervention Initiatives in Home Care and Beyond

The popular Sepsis Alliance Webinar Series, Sepsis: Continuum of Care, continues with this month’s topic, New Sepsis Intervention Initiatives in Home Care and Beyond. Don’t forget to add this important event to your calendar to listen to Al Cardillo, Executive Vice President of the Home Care Association of New York State (HCA), and other guest experts discuss the development of the Home Care Association of New York State’s (HCA) Home Care Sepsis Initiative. As always, there will be time for your questions about the topic. To learn more about this webinar and to register, or to view previous webinars visit Sepsis Alliance Webinar Series – Sepsis: Across the Continuum of Care

Sepsis and Intestinal E. Coli Infection

E. Coli bacteria are around us and most are harmless, but some forms can cause serious infections that can lead to sepsis. Learn about sepsis and intestinal infections caused by E. coli in our newest addition to our Sepsis and… library.

#GivingTuesday Success

Sepsis Alliance is grateful for the outpouring of generosity shown this #GivingTuesday.

Accelerate Diagnostics challenged Sepsis Alliance to raise $10,000 on November 28, and thanks to supporters like you the goal was met! Accelerate Diagnostics is contributing $10,000 to match your gifts, doubling the impact of your generosity.

Supporters also did even more this #GivingTuesday by creating their own fundraising pages on Facebook, which helped to spread sepsis awareness and encourage their friends and family to support Sepsis Alliance too.
Thank you to Jay Towers from WJBK-TV and WNIC radio in Detroit who used his platform to raise sepsis awareness on #GivingTuesday in honor of his father who is now recovering from sepsis.

If you still want to help, it’s not too late to fundraise on Facebook. Visit the Sepsis Alliance page to set up your fundraiser for the holidays.

Donor Spotlight

This month’s Donor Spotlight shines on Debby Hall. Debby is a sepsis survivor and chose to give to Sepsis Alliance after seeing the Sepsis and Children video, featuring Michael Stolzenberg’s story.

“I was inspired by Michael’s story and appreciate all of the resources Sepsis Alliance has for raising sepsis awareness, including the very important Sepsis and Children video,” Debby said. “I only hope people can become more aware of the symptoms of sepsis so more lives can be saved.”

Debby also shared her Faces of Sepsis story. She developed sepsis from a paper cut that became infected, showing us once again that any kind of infection can trigger sepsis.

The Holiday Season

Last month we gave you some ideas on how to raise sepsis awareness during the holidays, and we are back with new ideas this month!

Sepsis Snow Angels – Create a Sepsis Snow Angel in memory of a loved one you are missing this holiday season. Post a photo with #SepsisSnowAngel and let’s see how many angels can help us spread sepsis awareness. No snow where you live? That’s okay; it doesn’t matter if it’s a sand angel or a grass angel – as long as it helps raise sepsis awareness.

Skating Away Sepsis – Fan of the cold weather? Organize a winter event experience like ice-skating for sepsis awareness. Enjoy time with friends and family and share sepsis educational resources with them. You could even make t-shirts so everyone at the ice rink will see the word sepsis. Not a fan of ice-skating? You could arrange a skiing event or even snow tubing.

Chili Cook-Off – Everyone knows winter is soup and chili season! Put those cooking skills to the test and invite your friends and family to see who makes the best chili. You need judges too, so whoever can’t cook will get to judge! Don’t forget to share sepsis information, maybe show the Sepsis 911 video to your guests and remind them why knowing the symptoms of sepsis is so important.

Remember, any event can be turned into a fundraiser in honor of a sepsis survivor or in memory of a loved one. Your support will help educate your community on the dangers of sepsis and provide education to health professionals across North America. Have a different idea or want help starting your event? Email us at info@sepsis.org.

Sepsis Alliance Updates

  • Sepsis Alliance is excited to now be part of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the world’s largest workplace fundraising drive that encourages federal employees to support national and local charities. If you would like to be part of this fundraising initiative, the Sepsis Alliance CFC Charity number is #53637. Thank you to everyone who gives to help us continue our mission!
  • Dr. Carl Flatley, Founder of Sepsis Alliance, and Thomas Heymann, Executive Director, were invited to the Peggy Lillis Foundation’s 8th Annual Fight C. Diff Gala, which was held on November 3. The Foundation honored Dr. Flatley with the Advocate Award. Thank you to the Peggy Lillis Foundation for all the work you do.
  • Tom Heymann also attended the Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Fair, held on November 13th in Washington, DC. The event featured interactive displays on patient resources, the public health response and research on AMR, diagnostics and treatment, and more.
  • Welcome to two new board members. Catriona Macdonald, president of Linchpin Strategies is the newest member of the Board of Directors, and Andre Vovan, MD, is the newest member of the Advisory Board. Welcome to Sepsis Alliance!

Thanks to your support, Sepsis Alliance’s Newsletter is coming to you monthly. We hope that our supporters will appreciate reading about what we are doing and what has been happening with SA and the people who are involved. If you have anything you would like to suggest, please feel free to send your suggestion to info@sepsis.org.