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Kimberly-Clark partners with UNICEF for hand hygiene awareness

October 16, 2013

ROSWELL, GA — Kimberly-Clark Corporation and UNICEF are joining forces to bring greater attention to life-saving hygiene practices, according to a press release.

For the second consecutive year, The Healthy Workplace Project is launching a 30-day Global Handwashing Day challenge, the release stated.

According to the release, this year's challenge, with the Kleenex brand joining as a new supporter, will culminate in a $50,000 donation to support a UNICEF water, sanitation and hygiene initiative.

Through November 1, 2013,  people can participate in The Global Handwashing Day Challenge by completing a short hygiene-and-sanitation-themed online crossword puzzle or by signing up to "Take the Pledge" to be a Handwashing Champion, the release noted.

After the challenge ends, the Kimberly-Clark Foundation will donate $50,000 to support the program that receives the most votes, the release added.

"Enhancing health and hygiene efforts around the world is crucial to help reduce the spread of illness and disease. We are proud to support UNICEF and Global Handwashing Day to improve the health and well-being of children and families everywhere," said Joel Schellhammer, Kimberly-Clark Professional go-to-market leader for offices and education.

Click here to read the release in its entirety.