MRSA education competition

October 3, 2008 2:18:19 PM PDT
A competition is underway as part of an effort to teach kids about the deadly superbug MRSA.Independence Blue Cross, The Health Care Improvement Foundation and The Franklin Institute are teaming up for "Students Fight MRSA!"

It's an effort to raise awareness of MRSA among students grades 3-12 through a creative web contest.

Organizers say, MRSA has become a serious health issue for schools across the country, and outbreaks have resulted in fear, school closures, illnesses and even death.

Students can submit entries by CLICKING HERE.

Through online voting, students will pick the winners from a group of finalists.

The contests ends January 31, 2009 and winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at The Franklin Institute.

Sponsors are offering cash prizes totaling more than $8,000 and the opportunity for the winning entries to be used in a broad MRSA awareness campaign.

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