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Colgate-Palmolive Awards Starlight Fun Centers(TM) to Hospitals Through Online Contest
Date:2/3/2009

"Show The Love" In Your Community With A Simple Mouse Click

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For children who may be anticipating surgery, enduring long outpatient treatments or fighting loneliness after visiting hours have ended, Fun Centers provide a comforting break. Colgate-Palmolive is partnering once again with Starlight Children's Foundation, and this year will donate 100 Starlight Fun Centers(TM) to children's hospitals throughout the country. By providing these mobile entertainment units, hospitalized children can forget about their illnesses for a moment and enjoy games and movies right at their bedside.

To build on this initiative, Colgate will also be hosting "Show The Love," an online contest to award additional Fun Centers to this year's participating hospitals. Now through Friday, Feb. 27, residents can log onto www.colgate.com/showthelove to vote for their local, participating hospital. All participating hospitals will receive a Fun Center and the 3 hospitals that garner the most online votes will receive a second Fun Center -- doubling the fun! Starlight Fun Centers(TM) are designed to bring instant entertainment with a brand-new Nintendo Wii(TM), DVD player, Sharp AQUOS(TM) LCD television and interactive games.

"Demand for our Fun Centers continues to grow, and especially during this difficult economic time, it is reassuring for us, for our hospital partners and most importantly, for the children and families we serve, to know that Colgate has remained steadfast in its support for the last 19 years," said Paula Van Ness, CEO of Starlight Children's Foundation.

"Colgate is committed to caring and is focused on providing families with resources that help enhance their lives," said Marie Agnes Daumas, Marketing Director, Colgate-Palmolive. "This program is a great example of how a simple click of your
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