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Welcome to the MRSA Foundation. We are glad you took time to visit our website. In a nutshell, MRSA Foundation is a non-profit foundation created to raise the public’s awareness about Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a deadly skin disease. If you have been following this disease or have been affected by it, you are already aware of its severity. If you are not quite sure what MRSA is, then you have come to the right place to find out more information.
Although a MRSA sore may appear benign, its appearance is merely a façade of a much bigger, deadlier bacteria that lies just beneath the epidermis. Each year, over 18,000 people die of this condition and the number is rising. Because of this bacteria’s resistance to medicine, it is difficult to treat successfully. Furthermore because MRSA is often misdiagnosed, it is equally difficult to prevent. Our foundation has learned copious amounts of information about this disease over the past four years and hopes to use this information to educate and aid people suffering from MRSA and MRSA-related infections.
The MRSA foundation has two major goals as a non-profit foundation:
- to increase awareness of MRSA and MRSA-related infections
- to fund public and private research initiatives that are actively seeking a cure to MRSA.
“Actively seeking a cure” does not, in our opinion, mean loosely interpreting medical science to increase sales of one’s own product*, rather it means to be doing good medical research at a sound institution with the goal of producing knowledge or medicine to help people whose lives may be in danger. Under our about us page, you can see how we evaluate the research initiative we sponsor.
In order to sponsor others though, we need money. We understand the economy is bad, times are tough, and there are many worthy non-profits vying for your cash. However, we here at MRSA Foundation are transparent with how we use your money, we require no minimum donation, we do not discriminate based on amount, and we are proud to say that we have achieved 501(c)(3) status. If you or somebody you love has been affected by MRSA, we encourage you to help in whatever way you can. If money is best for you, click “Donate” above, but if there are other ways you would like to help, please send us an email so we can work together.
This foundation is not about “raising money,” at its heart, it is about curing the disorder. We aim to fund further research, campaign for awareness of MRSA, and help those afflicted with the disease through the healing process. Lofty goals? Perhaps. But somebody needs to step up to the plate.
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**Updated May 19, 2013**