By the year 2050, infection and infectious diseases will become the number one cause of death in the world, overtaking cancer, heart disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s.
Virtually every hospital in America now has Staph. MRSA, one of the most dangerous, antibiotic-resistant strains of Staph, has increased threefold since 2000 and tenfold since 1995. Almost 100,000 invasive MRSA infections are diagnosed in the US alone each year with almost 20,000 associated deaths. 86% of invasive MRSA infections are healthcare-associated.
We need to launch a new campaign – an all out war if you will – against infection and infectious diseases.
More than 75 years ago, a 26-year-old philanthropist and businessman had the idea to build a city of science in South Texas. Tom Slick, Jr. had a vision and went on to found what is today Texas Biomedical Research Institute. Tom’s vision was that the scientific endeavor would improve the human condition. He used his resources to better mankind and his foundational philosophy sustains us today…whatever we need to do to better mankind.
As Texas Biomed is a non-profit institution that will depend on donations from individuals to launch this new campaign, please consider making a donation of whatever you can right away. And if you are able to donate before midnight, December 31st, a Texas Biomed supporter, who is also a veteran, has agreed to match your donation, dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $30,000.
At Texas Biomed, we are delighted to welcome Veterans into our community of supporters. Our new campaign against infection and infectious disease will directly benefit our active duty men and women who become wounded, as well as our veterans that are dealing with ongoing health problems.
We would be pleased and proud if you could help Texas Biomed reach our $30,000 goal to earn out the entire dollar-for-dollar-match challenge grant from our veteran supporter. Any gift you can give, even just $10 or $25 – or more if you can afford it – will help us reach our goal.