Cascades Tissue Group has signed on as a sponsor of the Infection Prevention Awareness Campaign through the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The goal of the program—which culminates with International Infection Prevention Week Oct. 20-26 — is to help consumers become better informed and more knowledgeable about infection prevention.

Cascades’ sponsorship will enable APIC chapters all over the country to teach hand hygiene to school children and to educate communities about proper cough and respiratory etiquette.

“We’re proud to support such a wonderful cause and help spread the word about proper hygiene practices, especially when it comes to simply washing hands and drying them with paper, the best way for improved hand hygiene,” said Suzanne Blanchet, CEO. “When 80 percent of infections are transmitted by hand contact, it’s important that everyone knows what to do to help prevent it.”

Cascades Tissue Group is a division of paper manufacturing and packaging leader Cascades Canada ULC.