"24" Actress Kim Raver Joins Colgate Total® To Encourage Healthy Living During National Women's Health Week

May 05, 2014, 09:00 ET from Colgate-Palmolive

NEW YORK, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To help women take charge of their health this summer, Colgate Total® has teamed up with Kim Raver, mother and actress from FOX's "24", to encourage healthy living through simple, everyday routines. Raver, a strong advocate for healthy living, is sharing some of her own health and beauty tips leading up to National Women's Health Week, which begins May 11th and runs through May 17th.

"National Women's Health Week is a great time for women to pause and think about their health as we approach summer," said Raver.  "I like to use this time to focus on taking steps to improve my overall health.  Now that my filming schedule is slowing down, I can make the time and effort to prioritize my health and well-being."

Some of Raver's top health and beauty tips include:

  • Making sure to schedule doctor and dentist appointments you may have been putting off
  • Using products in your everyday routine that address health and beauty-- like Colgate Total® Advanced Whitening™ toothpaste which gives people a healthier and whiter summer smile
  • Keeping sunscreen or moisturizer with SPF in your makeup bag or drawer as a reminder to apply every morning when you're getting ready for the day 

"We're excited to partner with Kim Raver to highlight how a healthy mouth is an important part of a healthy body," said Philip Durocher, Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Oral Care Marketing, Colgate-Palmolive.  "At Colgate, we're committed to providing simple solutions to protect and improve mouth health and our Colgate Total® line offers a complete oral care regimen to protect and maintain a healthier, white smile."     

To help women achieve better health and wellness as promoted through National Women's Health Week, Colgate will donate $25,000 to HealthyWomen.  HealthyWomen is the nation's leading health information resource for women that educates, informs and empowers women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families.   For more information on Colgate Total® Advanced Whitening™ toothpaste and the entire regimen of products visit www.colgatetotal.com.

About Colgate-Palmolive
Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on oral care, personal care, home care and pet nutrition. Colgate-Palmolive sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world, under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, Elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet. For more information about Colgate-Palmolive's global business, visit the Company's website at www.Colgate.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® , Colgate's global oral health education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com.

About Colgate Total Products
The Colgate Total® line features a broad portfolio of products that provide a range of oral care benefits.  Each product has a formula that helps improve the health of your mouth, to make you confident you are taking better control of your oral care.  Colgate Total® toothpaste has an antibacterial formula clinically proven to actively fight plaque germs for 12 hours. It is the only toothpaste both approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)* and accepted by the American Dental Association to fight plaque and gingivitis. Colgate Total® toothpaste also is the number-one toothpaste recommended most by dentists and hygienists.

*Colgate Total® toothpaste is approved through the New Drug Application process to help prevent plaque, gingivitis and cavities. Not approved for the prevention or treatment of serious gum disease or other diseases.

About HealthyWomen
HealthyWomen is the nation's leading nonprofit health information source for women. It's mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. To learn more, visit www.HealthyWomen.org.

SOURCE Colgate-Palmolive