NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The CLEAN & CLEAR® Brand has been inspiring confidence in girls for years through products that provide solutions to teens' unique skincare needs. Today, the expert in teen skincare is officially launching a partnership with the United Nations Foundation's Girl Up Campaign at an event in New York City. Featuring celebrity guest Nigel Barker, the event will kick off a collaborative mission to educate teens in the U.S. on how to raise awareness and funds to help fellow girls around the globe via exclusive Girl Up 2 Go kits, the CLEAN & CLEAR Girl Up HERo program found at Facebook.com/cleanandclear, and Girl Up Clubs.
"We believe that caring is contagious and girls have the power to change the world," said Johnson & Johnson Group of Consumer Companies, Vice President, U.S. Marketing- Skillman Beauty, Janis Smith-Gomez. "In the U.S., we have a highly engaged network of teens who want to help, and by joining forces with the United Nations Foundation's Girl Up Campaign, we are able to strengthen this girl-to-girl link through our CLEAN & CLEAR Facebook community and beyond."
The United Nations Foundation's Girl Up campaign raises awareness of the issues that girls in developing countries face. "We are excited about the partnership with CLEAN & CLEAR," said Girl Up director Gina Reiss-Wilchins. "Together we can engage a network of teens that will help the United Nations reach more girls worldwide than ever before."
While girls at the New York City event will have the opportunity to experience life as a teen in Malawi, Liberia, Guatemala and Ethiopia through interactive activities, girls across the nation who are unable to attend can visit the CLEAN & CLEAR Facebook page to learn how they can get involved and sign up to be a Girl Up HERo. HERoes are an active and committed network of girls who will raise money and mobilize friends to get involved with the Girl Up campaign. While many are needed, the CLEAN & CLEAR Brand will select one HERo to travel to NYC with her best friend for a visit to the United Nations and a two-day mini-mentorship at the offices of Seventeen and Cosmopolitan.
As the exclusive partner of Girl Up 2 Go, the makers of CLEAN & CLEAR are offering teens the first-ever Girl Up 2 Go kit, available for $25. The Girl Up 2 Go Kit contains all the information and assets a teen needs to start a fundraiser in her hometown and will be available at GirlUp.org in October 2011. If a teen wants to start a Girl Up Club – local, self-organized groups of girls who come together around a common commitment to change the lives of adolescent girls in developing countries – she can apply for a $500 award, brought to you by the CLEAN & CLEAR Brand.
For more information on the partnership, the "Unite for Girls Tour" launch event, the Girl Up HERo program, Girl Up 2 Go kits or Girl Up Clubs, please visit www.Facebook.com/CleanandClear or www.GirlUp.org.
About the CLEAN & CLEAR® Brand
The CLEAN & CLEAR® Brand, one of the brands of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., has a strong and successful heritage in answering the skin care needs of young women. The line includes more than forty products to help maintain clean, noticeably clear, beautiful skin, and complement the lifestyles of young women. CLEAN & CLEAR® Skincare is committed to understanding its consumers and delivering solutions to meet their needs with the most innovative skincare technology. A global skincare brand, CLEAN & CLEAR® Skincare is currently available in 90 countries such as Australia, Brazil, China and Poland. For more information about the CLEAN & CLEAR® Brand and its product offerings visit www.cleanandclear.com.
About Girl Up
Girl Up, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation, gives American girls the opportunity to channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that help some of the world's hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. Through Girl Up's support, girls have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders. Teens are encouraged to give a "High Five" to girls in developing countries by donating $5 or more to provide girls with such basic needs as access to school supplies, clean water, life-saving health services, safety from violence and more. Founding campaign partners include MTV Networks, National Coalition of Girls' Schools, WNBA Cares, Girls Up, GBCHealth, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry, Girls Inc., and 10x10. Go to GirlUp.org to learn more.
About the United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation, a public charity was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner's historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We build and implement public/private partnerships to address the world's most pressing problems, and work to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through our campaigns and partnerships, we connect people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The campaigns we conduct reduce child mortality, empower women and girls, create a new energy future, secure peace and human rights, and promote technology innovation to improve health outcomes. These solutions are helping the UN advance the eight global targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For more information, visit www.unfoundation.org
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