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2012 Jersey Shore Undy 5000 raises more than $80,000 to help battle colon cancer

BY Michael Johnsen

LONG BRANCH, N.J. — The 2012 Jersey Shore Undy 5000 raised more than $80,000 for local and national colon cancer screening, awareness and support programs, Boehringer-Ingelheim — which sponsored the event under its Dulcolax brand — announced Saturday.

The Undy 5000 event, a national series of 5K run/walks where participants "run in their undies" to help raise awareness around colorectal cancer, was promoted through local Shop Rite stores, which displayed posters and encouraged their customers to sign up for this run. More than 20 Shop Rite staff members put on their best boxers and participated in the race itself to raise money for the cause.

As a part of its ‘Donation Match’ program, the makers of Dulcolax will match up to $100,000 in retailer donations made to the CCA. For the Jersey Shore race, the makers of Dulcolax covered the cost of registration for Shop Rite participants and matched all of the funds that the Shop Rite team raised, resulting in more than $8,500 donated in support of the Jersey Shore Undy 5000.

Details regarding the CCA’s Undy 5000 5K Series can be found at Undy5000.org.


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Tom’s of Maine brings back Propolis & Myrrh Gingermint baking soda toothpaste

BY Antoinette Alexander

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Tom’s of Maine, a maker of natural personal care products, has announced the return of its Propolis & Myrrh Gingermint baking soda toothpaste.

First introduced in 1998, the toothpaste features a blend of ginger root oil layered with baking soda and peppermint with extracts of stevia for sweetness. The only natural ginger-, baking-soda- and peppermint-flavored toothpaste available, Propolis & Myrrh Gingermint baking soda is available at health and specialty retailers nationwide and online at TomsOfMainestore.com.

Originally conceived by company co-founder Kate Chappell, the fluoride-free toothpaste gained popularity for its fresh flavor combination and use of botanicals propolis and myrrh, which leave the mouth feeling refreshed and clean.

Like all Tom’s of Maine toothpastes, Propolis & Myrrh Gingermint baking soda helps prevent plaque buildup with regular brushing and contains no artificial chemicals or flavors, preservatives or synthetic additives, and no animal testing or animal ingredients.

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Ahold USA EVP, CFO Paula Price honored by Boston Business Journal

BY Alaric DeArment

CARLISLE, Pa. — An Ahold USA executive has received honors from a New England business publication.

Ahold USA announced Tuesday that EVP and CFO Paula Price was named 2012 CFO of the Year in the public company category by the Boston Business Journal and was honored at the newspaper’s annual luncheon last Wednesday. Ahold USA, a subsidiary of Netherlands-based Royal Ahold, operates the Stop & Shop, Giant-Landover and Giant-Carlisle supermarket chains and the Peapod online grocery service.

"Paula is a pioneer of the grocery retail industry, using her extensive experience and knowledge of finance to assist our company in continuing to streamline operations and process," Ahold USA COO Carl Schlicker said. "Her broad skill set and professionalism have inspired confidence and earned her great respect here within Ahold USA. I can’t think of a CFO more deserving of this honor."

Price began working for Ahold in 2009 as CFO of the Stop & Shop and Giant-Landover divisions. Following the company’s reorganization that year, she was promoted to EVP and CFO. Price also is on the board of trustees of the Newton-Wellesley Hospital and the board of overseers of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. She also was on the board of directors for Charming Shoppes until it was sold in June 2012.

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