Sepsis Alliance Receives Matching Gift Pledge From Accelerate Diagnostics for #GivingTuesday


November 27th, 2017

In an effort to accelerate sepsis awareness, Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. will match the first $10,000 gifted to Sepsis Alliance on #GivingTuesday.

San Diego, California – Sepsis Alliance announced today that it is the recipient of a matching gift pledge from Accelerate Diagnostics. In support of #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration, Accelerate Diagnostics has offered to match the first $10,000 gifted to Sepsis Alliance.

#GivingTuesday falls on November 28th, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, and kicks off the season of giving. In past years the movement has prompted nearly $200 million in charitable giving to various nonprofits in over 98 countries.

“Accelerate Diagnostics has been a valuable partner to Sepsis Alliance, previously sponsoring Sepsis Heroes, the annual fundraising gala celebrating those who have made a significant contribution to sepsis awareness and education among both the general public and healthcare professionals, and Stomp Out Sepsis in Rochester, Michigan, a 5K that is part of the Sepsis Challenge series,” said Thomas Heymann, Executive Director of Sepsis Alliance. “We greatly appreciate their continued commitment to saving lives and reducing suffering by raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency.”

The matching gift challenge reinforces their dedication to saving lives through sepsis awareness. Sepsis is the third leading cause of death in the United States, yet only 58% of Americans even recognize the word “sepsis.” Contributions on #GivingTuesday, and the matching gift from Accelerate Diagnostics, will allow Sepsis Alliance to continue creating educational resources and materials to further raise awareness of sepsis, “So More Survive.”

About Sepsis Alliance

Sepsis Alliance is the leading nonprofit patient advocacy organization in North America. Sepsis Alliance’s mission is to save lives and reduce suffering by raising awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency. The organization hosts national and community events, distributes educational information, and promoted training and education on sepsis prevention and early recognition and treatment. Sepsis Alliance also supports sepsis survivors and family members with information about sepsis and Post Sepsis Syndrome, as well as a Faces of Sepsis community forum. The sepsis.org website received more than 1.5 million visits each year. Sepsis Alliance, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is a GuideStar Gold Rated Chairty. For more information, please visit www.sepsis.org.

About Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. 

Accelerate Diagnostics, Inc. (“Accelerate”, Nasdaq: AXDX), is an in vitro diagnostics company dedicated to providing solutions for the global challenge of antibiotic resistance and healthcare-associated infections. The company recently obtained FDA marketing authorization for antimicrobial susceptibility testing direct from positive blood culture samples using its system and kit. Recent studies show results are typically available 1-2 days faster than conventional methods, enabling clinicians to optimize antibiotic selection, dosage, and infusion strategy specific to the individual patient and their infection. To learn more, visit axdx.com.