Pfizer Consumer Healthcare to refurbish after-school trolley in Albany, N.Y.
MADISON, N.J. — Pfizer Consumer Healthcare on Wednesday partnered with an Albany, N.Y., organization, the CURE Foundation, to refurbish a trolley to be used to shuttle area youth to and from after-school activities. Prior to the addition of this trolley, the program couldn’t accommodate all interested students due to lack of space on its buses.
The assistance is in the spirit of its Advil Congestion Relief tagline: “The right relief for the real problem.” CURE was selected as one of three winners in the Advil Congestion Relief Project contest, which asked consumers to share their congestion relief story for the chance to win a prize worth up to $30,000 for their community.
“We are passionate about providing the right relief for the real problem for consumers wherever they need it — from their noses to their communities,” said Kristin Shea, franchise lead, upper respiratory and allergy at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. “We’re excited that through the Advil Congestion Relief Project we’ve been able to help our consumers in communities around the country that were in need of congestion relief. In addition to partnering with CURE and providing transportation relief to the Albany community, we look forward to helping out in Dayton, Ohio and St. Louis in the coming weeks.”
In addition to Albany, N.Y., Advil Congestion Relief is helping the Police Athletic & Activities League in Dayton, Ohio, to alleviate congestion in a mentorship program facility for low-income, at-risk kids. The facility, which now accommodates 23 children at one time, will be expanded to create more space for approximately 70 children to take advantage of the program’s services. In St. Louis, Advil Congestion Relief is helping not-for-profit organization Kingdom House alleviate congestion in its offices by building an outdoor storage facility to clear up much needed space inside. The program, which provides a variety of services including childcare, food and clothing assistance and job training, now will have an expanded lobby and meeting areas to allow visitors more privacy.
Hisamitsu ships Salonpas to sidelined Jeremy Lin; wishes speedy recovery
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Hisamitsu America on Wednesday announced the company shipped a season’s supply of its topical pain treatment Salonpas products to Jeremy Lin, the New York Knicks point guard who recently underwent surgery to repair a chronic meniscus tear in his knee and is expected to be off the court for about six weeks.
"Everyone at Hisamitsu America is rooting for Jeremy Lin’s speedy recovery," Hisamitsu America senior marketing director Patrick Carroll said. "We believe our topical analgesic treatments will help Jeremy Lin manage his pain and rebound our hopes for the Knicks in the NBA playoffs this season."
"Using a transdermal patch or other topical medication, like a spray or foam, provides a welcome alternative for pain sufferers, including those who prefer to avoid the use of oral over-the-counter pain relief medication labeled for minor aches and pains," Salonpas spokesman Dr. Ken Kronhaus said.
Forward Foods extends Detour line with new flavor
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nutrition bar company Forward Foods on Thursday announced the addition of the Detour Lean Muscle cookies n’ cream flavor to its existing line of protein bars.
The new cookies n’ cream bar, which come in two sizes, joins the Lean Muscle line of bars and shakes that combine high-quality protein, low sugar and essential omega-3’s, the company said. Both bars also are fortified with 21 vitamins and minerals, making them suitable for snacking or meal replacement and deliver candy bar taste with only a fraction of the sugar found in other protein products.
"This line of bars is the first to combine high performance whey protein with significant levels of omega-3 essential fats and single digit sugar levels, while also maintaining the great candy bar taste we’ve been working to master for over a decade," Forward Foods CEO Patrick Muldoon said.
The smaller 190-calorie Detour Lean Muscle bars are now available in three flavors: Cookies n’ cream, peanut butter chocolate crunch and cookie dough caramel crisp. The larger 370- to 410-calorie Detour Lean Muscle bars now are available in four flavors, included the three aforementioned flavors, along with fudge almond crunch.