BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Consumer Healthcare – the makers of Allegra® Allergy – announced today that it is supporting Bike to Work Day events across the country as a way to help reduce air pollution and to get more people outdoors this spring. Allegra Allergy is an antihistamine that helps relieve allergy symptoms that can hold some people back from truly enjoying this season. Bike to Work Day is an annual observance on which people are encouraged to ride bicycles to work instead of driving, as a more environmentally friendly form of transportation. It takes place on May 19th in most locations and on June 28th in Denver, Colorado.
"Air pollution is one of the world's biggest global health problems, so a lot of people feel like there isn't anything they can do to make a difference but we want them to know that isn't the case. Every step counts – or in this case, every bike ride," said Holly Sisson, Senior Marketing Manager, Sanofi Consumer Healthcare. "That's why we are supporting Bike to Work Day this year – it's a great way for people to get involved, while also getting outside and enjoying the spring season."
A recent survey found that a majority of Americans (88%) are concerned about the impact of air pollution on their overall health. It also found that most Americans (90%) wish there was more they could do to get involved and help reduce air pollution. Participating in Bike to Work Day is a great place to start.
A variety of Bike to Work Day events are available across the country. Allegra will be supporting those taking place in Philadelphia, PA, Dayton, OH, Chattanooga, TN, Denver, CO and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. In certain locations, Allegra will also be working with local bike share programs to offer free 24-hour bike passes in recognition of Bike to Work Day. For additional information as these events near, follow Allegra on Twitter and Facebook.
About Allegra® Allergy
Allegra® Allergy is an oral antihistamine that is available over-the-counter at full prescription strength to relieve indoor and outdoor allergy symptoms, including sneezing, runny nose, itchy watery eyes, and itchy nose or throat. It provides fast,** non-drowsy relief that starts in just one hour and stays strong for 24.*** Allegra can be used by adults and children 12 years of age and older. For more information, visit www.Allegra.com.
Sanofi, a global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Sanofi is organized into five global business units: Diabetes and Cardiovascular, General Medicines and Emerging Markets, Sanofi Genzyme, Sanofi Pasteur and Consumer Healthcare. Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY).
*This survey was conducted online using Toluna's QuickSurveys methodology between January 22, 2017 and January 24, 2017 among 1,256 adults (ages 18 and over) in the USA. Respondents for Toluna QuickSurveys are selected from among those who have agreed to participate in Toluna surveys. Toluna's SmartSelectTM methodology was used to promote sample representativeness. SmartSelect relies on statistical matching rather than probability sampling to select survey respondents, based on demographic, attitudinal and behavioral characteristics that match those of the target population. Figures for age, gender, region, race/ethnicity, education and income are also weighted to bring them into line with their actual proportions within the population. Because the sample is based on those who agreed to participate in Toluna surveys, no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.
**Starts working in one hour. Use only as directed.
*** Applies to adult formulations only.
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