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MRSA EDUCATION INITIATIVE FOR CHILDREN IN BROOKLYN SCHOOLS

MRSA EDUCATION INITIATIVE FOR CHILDREN IN BROOKLYN SCHOOLS
Lutheran HealthCare, N.Y.C. Councilman Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Forest City Ratner Companies, the future Brooklyn Nets with former star Albert King, and N.Y.S. State Senator Martin J. Golden to hold press conference

WHO:
Keeping our hands clean is one of the most important things we can do to avoid getting sick and spreading germs. In response to concerns raised over recent cases of staph infections in children, the following partners will provide alcohol-based hand sanitizers and MRSA education to Brooklyn schools.

Attendees to include: (full assembly with students, teachers, color guard and school officials) 

  • Wendy Z. Goldstein, Lutheran HealthCare President and CEO
  • Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., N.Y.C. Councilman
  • Forest City Ratner Companies
  • Martin J. Golden, N.Y.S. State Senator
  • Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President
  • Dr. Norma Villanueva, Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Health, Lutheran Family Health Centers
  • Albert King, Brooklyn Born Retired Nets Star


WHAT:
With funding from Councilman Recchia, Forest City Ratner, the Nets, and Senator Golden, teachers in 19 elementary
and middle schools in the councilman's district and 13 schools in Lutheran's School Health Program will receive
1,200 12 ounce bottles of hand sanitizer. MRSA facts, hand washing tips, and details on the initiative will be
distributed to schools and parents in multiple languages.

WHERE:
P.S. 101 Auditorium, 2360 Benson Avenue, Brooklyn

WHEN:
Thursday, November 8, 2007 at 9 a.m.

Careful hand washing with soap and water is the recommended way to keep hands clean and free of bacteria. Hand sanitizers are an easy, helpful and fast way to cut down the spread of germs. For more information talk to your doctor, school nurse or visit the CDC online at www.cdc.gov/Features/MRSAinSchools. If you don't have a primary care physician and want to find one in your area please call 718-630-RXRX (7979).

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