Bounty continues Make a Clean Difference program in L.A.
CINCINNATI Bounty’s Make a Clean Difference program made a stop at a Los Angeles elementary school, with the help of husband-and-wife actor duo Peter Facinelli and Jennie Garth, along with dozens of local Los Angeles-area volunteers from HandsOn Network and Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.
The Make a Clean Difference program helps make schools “Bounty clean,” from cleaning cafeterias to planting around front entrances in public schools across the country, by uniting more than 1,000 volunteers to transform the learning environments of 30 public schools in 10 cities across the country. This week, Bounty visited Los Angeles’ Kingsley Elementary School.
“Jennie and I are thrilled to be here in Los Angeles to join Bounty and all of the volunteers who have given their time today to truly make a difference in the lives of these young students,” Facinelli said. “As parents of three daughters, we understand the importance of inspiring children in the classroom, and we are happy to be part of a program committed to improving their learning potential.”
Aside from “Twilight”-saga star Facinelli and “90210’s” Garth, several other celebrities have participated in the project, including singer Mary J. Blige and actress Gabrielle Union, who announced the program’s launch in April.
Beer, wine to return to Walgreens’ shelves
DEERFIELD, Ill. Walgreens is changing its Prohibition stance.
Reversing its 15-year alcohol sales ban, the nation’s largest drug store chain soon will be offering beer and wine at its stores, according to published reports.
Walgreens spokesman Robert Elfinger told The Wall Street Journal that Walgreens has reintroduced a limited selection in about 3,100 of its stores. The chain, however, does not have plans to sell hard liquor or 40-oz. beers.
Kimberly-Clark continues prostate cancer awareness campaign
DALLAS The maker of Depend products is kicking off its “The Depend Campaign to End Prostate Cancer” for the second time.
Kimberly-Clark said its Depend brand’s four-month campaign kicked off this month to celebrate Men’s Health Month and culminates in September with National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, engaging a star-studded lineup of sports legends as campaign ambassadors and awareness advocates.
Through 2010, proceeds from the purchase of each package of Depend Underwear for Men and Depend Guards for Men will contribute to a total donation of $250,000 to ZERO –– The Project to End Prostate Cancer –– to help fund education and research initiatives. New additions to the lineup include: Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, pro-baseball legend and Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith and Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Bossy, who will help introduce the program in Canada. Returning to this year’s team are Football Hall of Famers Rod Woodson and Len Dawson, World Boxing Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez and baseball legend and ZERO board member Ken Griffey, Sr.
“More than 3.8 million men in the United States are currently managing some form of incontinence, many of whom are doing so as a result of a prostate-related health issue,” said Mark Cammarota, Depend brand marketing director at Kimberly-Clark. “The Depend brand continues to be a valued resource for consumers looking to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle while managing incontinence, and through ‘The Depend Campaign to End Prostate Cancer’ we remain committed to promoting much-needed discussion and publicizing that this disease is not only treatable, it’s beatable.”