Kimberly-Clark Professional Donates Hand Sanitizer, Facial Tissue to University of Alberta Students

ROSWELL, Ga. -- To help prevent the spread of germs, Kimberly-Clark Professional is donating waterless hand sanitizers and facial tissue to students at the University of Alberta, located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, as they return to school for the "Week of Welcome."

Students will receive 2-ounce bottles of KIMCARE(R) instant hand sanitizer and boxes of KLEENEX(R) facial tissue along with information on the importance of hand hygiene and other ways to help prevent the spread of germs. The donation coincides with the one-year anniversary of "Cleaning for a Healthy U," a university-wide initiative that focuses on improvements in surface cleaning and sanitation and other methods of preventing the spread of germs throughout the five-campus, 35,500-plus-student institution.

"Handwashing is one of the most important ways to prevent germs from spreading and to keep from getting sick, according to both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety," said Bambi Gorman, skincare category manager for Kimberly-Clark Professional. "Waterless hand sanitizers can be used to cleanse hands that are not visibly dirty when soap and water are not available. And covering your mouth or nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze is another recommendation to help prevent the spread of germs to others."

In addition to these suggestions, other germ prevention tips include:

-- Putting used tissues in the wastebasket

-- Washing hands after coughing or sneezing

-- Avoid touching the eyes, nose or mouth

-- Stay home when you are sick

-- Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food

-- Wash hands before, during and after preparing food as well as before eating and after using the restroom

Source: Kimberly-Clark Professional