Word-OUT! – Jeff and ‘The Geator’ Put Hands Up in the Air...

Word-OUT! – Jeff and ‘The Geator’ Put Hands Up in the Air to Reach and Remind


PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Word-OUT! Awareness Foundation launches the second year of its … You Gotta Wash Your Hands! Public Service Campaign on September 22, 2008. A 1:30 pm press conference will take place on the grounds of The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, located at Broad and Christian Streets.

This year the foundation is extremely delighted to partner with Jefferson University Hospitals. The partnership has produced the first promotional, public service, inflatable balloon: You Gotta Wash Your Hands! The campaign’s “Aerial Reminder” is a 13x20x20 feet helium balloon manufactured by Dynamic Displays, Detroit, MI, and designed by two area high school students. Attending will be the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Rachel Sorokin and Carmhiel J. Brown, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Public Relations and Communications for Jefferson University Hospitals.

Clear Channel Outdoor will sponsor thirty-five, “Aerial Reminder” Public Service Billboards. The billboards will feature the image of Philadelphia icon … Jerry Blavat, “The Geator with the Heater” … reinforcing the campaign’s slogan: You Gotta Wash Your Hands! And “The Geator” will be in the house. The stunningly bright, Crown Lights, high atop The PECO Building, will become a revolving “Aerial Reminder,” illuminating the night sky, beaming out the campaign’s message during National Clean Hands Week starting September 21 -27, 2008. Campaign T-Shirts for attending media when worn, will be deemed, “Elevated Reminders.”

The first Harweda A. Shannon Memorial Award will go to Samia Merritt and Michael Quinones for her concept-design and his prototype model of the clean hands balloon. Each student will receive a check for $500.00, a Certificate of Merit and Dinner for Four at The Bottom of The Sea Restaurant. Fifty of the dynamic CAPA Dancers will dance the signature song from: You Gotta Wash Your Hands! The Musical on the coliseum-like steps of the former Ridgeway Library, now a PA Landmark.

The Word-OUT! Awareness Foundation, Jefferson University Hospitals and “The Geator” with the heater Jerry Blavat, seek the full mobilization and support of the area’s total media apparatus. As the Flu Season rapidly approaches and MRSA infections start to reappear, we’re asking you to please help us, to get the word out! … You Gotta Wash Your Hands! Join Us! – MEDIA ONLY-

To confirm attendance please call: LaDeva Davis 267-918-2814 or Foundation#: 215-932-1264

SOURCE Word-OUT! Awareness Foundation

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/CONTACT: LaDeva Davis of Word-OUT! Awareness Foundation, +1-267-918-2814, or Word-OUT! Awareness Foundation, +1-215-932-1264/

Word-OUT! – Jeff and ‘The Geator’ Put Hands Up in the Air to Reach and Remind