CAMPAIGN TO “KILL A GAJILLION GERMS™” ENCOURAGES HAND HYGIENE FOR A HEALTHY SCHOOL YEAR

GOJO, makers of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer Asks Parents, Teachers and Schools to Pledge Towards Healthy Habits and Low Absentee Rates

AKRON, Ohio, (July 11, 2013) /PRNewswire/ — GOJO Industries, a leader in hand hygiene and skin health and inventors of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer, asks parents, teachers and schools to take the KILL A GAJILLION GERMS pledge towards everyday healthy hand hygiene this school year.

The KILL A GAJILLION GERMS campaign starts July 15, 2013 with moms, dads and schools pledging to KILL A GAJILLION GERMS to support healthy habits with the chance to win free PURELL, dispensers and hand hygiene educational materials for their school along with individual prizes. The campaign runs until September 15, 2013.

“Moms, teachers and principals all want a healthy school year,” said Kathleen Hooker, Marketing Director, PURELL Consumer Business. “The PURELL KILL A GAJILLION GERMS campaign is celebrating and raising awareness for the everyday habit of good hand hygiene. In a study conducted in schools, absenteeism caused by illness was 51 percent lower in classrooms that used PURELL Hand Sanitizer regularly and implemented a hand hygiene educational program versus classrooms that did not.¹”

All can participate in the KILL A GAJILLION GERMS campaign. Go to www.purell.com/giveaway and:

PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer kills 99.99 percent of germs and is trusted by more leading hospitals than any other brand.

About GOJO
GOJO Industries, Inc. (www.gojo.com) is the inventor of PURELL® Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer and the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings.

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¹Ginan, M., M. McGuckin, and Y. Ali. 2002. “The effect of a comprehensive handwashing program on absenteeism in elementary schools.” American Journal of Infection Control 30: 217-220.

Media Contact:
Samantha Williams
GOJO INDUSTRIES, INC.
willisam@gojo.com
1-330-255-6397

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