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Plackers helps promote oral health among children with donations

BY Antoinette Alexander

SAN DIEGO — Oral care brand Plackers has announced its continued support of Oral Health America’s Smiles Across America program with a donation of 5,000 Plackers Micro Mint dental flossers to the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile of Collier County, Fla.

The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is part of a CHS Healthcare program supported in part by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. The flosser donation was made in association with a $20,000 Smiles Across America grant awarded by OHA to CHS Healthcare in Collier County for an elementary school-based dental sealant program. The Walmart Foundation also matched OHA’s monetary grant.

The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is a mobile pediatric office that delivers “Hope on Wheels” to needy children in the Collier County area of Southwest Florida. Plackers’ donation will be used to help give children some of the tools needed for proper oral care at home after they receive their preventative dental sealants on the Care Mobile.

Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in America and, according to a recent survey cited by Plackers, 17% of parents reported that they had a child who missed at least one day of school because of dental related pain or illness.

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Lily.B Skincare announces second launch in select Costco stores

BY Antoinette Alexander

PHOENIX — The Lily.B Skincare line has landed a second pilot launch in 20 Costco stores around the nation, the beauty company has announced.

In keeping with the Lily.B philosophy to “bring beauty to all the lives we touch,” Bishop is partnering with Toys for Tots and will donate $1 of every eye cream sold in Costco stores.

In addition, Lily.B was selected last week to be featured in the exclusive Country Music Awards’ talent lounge. Founder Liz Bishop will be in Nashville, Tenn., for the CMA Awards from Nov. 7 to 9.

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Walgreens sponsors Latino Fashion Week in Chicago

BY Michael Johnsen

CHICAGO — Walgreens on Monday announced it will be a presenting sponsor of the Fifth Annual Latino Fashion Week from Nov. 1 to Nov. 6 here.

The event, which has become one of the nation’s largest showcases for Latino designers and models, is expected to draw attendance of more than 10,000 fashion enthusiasts. The event will benefit Vive En Forma, a nonprofit organization dedicated to combating childhood obesity in Hispanic communities.

"Walgreens pharmacists and Take Care Health nurse practitioners serve as some of the most accessible resources for health information and support in predominately Latino communities coast to coast," stated Steve Pemberton, Walgreens divisional VP diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer. "Community engagement is a part of the Walgreens DNA, and it’s one of the many reasons we are pleased to sponsor Latino Fashion Week here in our hometown. Through opportunities like this, we’re reaching beyond our corner drugstores to help people make healthier choices to live well and stay well."

Pemberton will be on hand to help kick off Latino Fashion Week during the Red Carpet Media reception Tuesday at 6 p.m. Five hundred VIP guests will receive a Walgreens-exclusive designer swag bag featuring works of art from renowned Chicago artist Andre Guichard.

This year’s event will include educational seminars and a three-day vendor exposition Nov. 3 to 5. The expo provides a venue for Walgreens health professionals to share advice on the prevention and management of the health conditions that disproportionately impact Hispanic communities. Walgreens pharmacists will offer consultations, flu shots and free blood pressure screenings during expo hours.

The expo also will include a display from Walgreens Community Corner, a program created to promote the drug store chain’s diverse suppliers. During the event, Walgreens Community Corner will spotlight some of its top Hispanic-owned vendor partners including:

  • Trend Beauty, distributor of luxury fragrances;

  • Kramer Labs, supplier of nail care products;

  • Maximus Coffee, supplier of Walgreens Nice brand coffee;

  • Efficient Labs, supplier of cold and flu products; and

  • Ferdel Promotions, distributor of personal care products.

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