Music superstars to «take the stage» during virtual festival for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

MEMPHIS, Tennessee, Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Music’s biggest names in pop, R&B, country, Latin, indie, Gospel and more will unite to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®️ for a virtual festival called <a target="_blank"…

MEMPHIS, Tennessee, Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Music’s biggest names in pop, R&B, country, Latin, indie, Gospel and more will unite to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®️ for a virtual festival called Music Gives: Together #forStJude, on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. ET. The livestream will have all the makings of a summertime celebration – great music, delicious food and special edition souvenirs – with content across six stages to help raise awareness and support for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.®

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In addition to music spanning multiple genres, the concert will include intermissions with culinary content from some of America’s most recognized chefs to make at home and enjoy during the festivities. Viewers can tune in and watch on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and TikTok with additional announcements on Twitter.

The event will feature performances and special appearances by ABIR, AJ Rafael, Anthony Brown, Anthony Hamilton, Bobby Bones, Brad Paisley, Brett Eldredge, Cathy and Patrick Warburton, Cash Cash, CeCe Winans, Chef Lorena Garcia, Chef John Mitzewich, Chef Seamus Mullen, Chef Yisus, Coco Quinn, Darius Rucker, Drew Holcomb, For King & Country, Hot Chelle Rae, Jason Mraz, John McLaughlin, JD McCrary, Johnnyswimm, Jon Secada, Keith Urban, Kirk Franklin, La Energia Norteña, Lady A, Luis Fonsi, MAJOR., Mali Music, MercyMe, Natalia Jimenez, Randy Owen with ALABAMA, Pepa (Sandra Denton), Seal, Skillet, Tim McGraw, Third Eye Blind, Tye Tribbett and Us the Duo. The event will be hosted by Zach Sang, Montell Jordan, Frank Kramer, Omar Velasco and Argelia Atilano, former St. Jude patients Lindsey and Joel Alsup and CMT’s Cody and Marley. Lineup additions will be announced on @StJude social media channels.

«Summertime often brings people together for a favorite pastime: music festivals. During this time of social distancing, the incredible ambassadors and celebrity friends of St. Jude are ensuring that our summer does not go by without one, and leveraging their talent to make a huge difference for the children of the world,» said Richard C. Shadyac, Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. «At St. Jude, we are reminded that when we all come together to give for those who need it most, we can make a significant difference, which is why I hope you’ll join us for Music Gives: Together #forStJude on August 13 – six hours total of incredible content and artists. Most importantly, giving through events like this when the world is so disrupted enables us to continue to ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.»

To purchase limited edition event merchandise, visit Design by Humans at dbh.la/stjudetogether. To learn more about the event, visit stjude.org/musictogether, join the waiting room at youtube.com/stjude, and follow @StJude social media channels for real-time updates about star talent added to the lineup. This event is powered by First Tube Media, an always-on live content platform designed to deliver premium video content and must-watch live cultural moments in a safe setting.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on TwitterInstagram and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

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Panda Express® Partners with Actor Dakota Fanning for Annual Panda Cares Day™ Celebration in Support of Underserved Youth in Health and Education

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Following the establishment of its inaugural Panda Cares Day™ in 2019, Panda Cares®, the philanthropic arm of Panda Express®, commemorates its anniversary on August 8 every year with a celebration of giving back. In honor of the holiday this…

ROSEMEAD, Calif., Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Following the establishment of its inaugural Panda Cares Day™ in 2019, Panda Cares®, the philanthropic arm of Panda Express®, commemorates its anniversary on August 8 every year with a celebration of giving back. In honor of the holiday this year, Panda partnered with actor and children’s advocate Dakota Fanning, to host a virtual storytime for children across the country at eight Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals and 80 Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) chapters. Dakota surprised the children with a video message filled with words of encouragement, followed by a dedicated reading of «All Are Welcome» by author Alexandra Penfold & illustrator Suzanne Kaufman. For more than 20 years, Panda Cares’ vision has been to empower youth to learn, lead and thrive for brighter futures through health and education, creating powerful learning pathways and focused care for the holistic well-being of kids nationwide.

Actor Dakota Fanning Reads "All Are Welcome" by Author Alexandra Penfold & illustrator Suzanne Kaufman as Part of Panda Cares Day™ Celebration

BGCA drive-by parties and CMN Hospital visits took place at 88 locations in which Panda hosted the virtual storytime this week. As part of the celebrations, the organizations received a total of 88,000 books for the children, aimed at developing reading skills, enhancing critical thinking skills and broadening perspectives. In addition, curated through its Panda Cub Club™ enrichment initiative established earlier this year, Panda provided fun at-home activities to encourage learning through play. Both CMN Hospitals and BGCA are longtime partners of Panda Cares and have enabled the foundation to support millions of children and families over the years. 

«As a family business, we believe it is our responsibility to foster the spirit of kindness in our extended Panda family of guests and associates, and it has been an honor to witness everyone coming together to further our mission of inspiring better lives,» said Dr. Peggy Cherng, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Panda Express. «Panda Cares Day has a special place in our hearts for many reasons. The number 8 is the luckiest number in the Chinese culture, representing prosperity. The number is thought to bring good fortune in life, which is why we established Panda Cares Day on August 8—to share good fortune with the communities we serve.»

Following a commitment of $25 million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to fund Panda Cares Centers of Hope in 2019, Panda Cares unveils its 8th Center of Hope on Panda Cares Day 2020 at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, which is serendipitously celebrating its 8th anniversary this year. The Panda Cares Center of Hope inspires hope and promotes healing by providing specially curated programs that address each child’s entire well-being, including their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs. Therapeutic play, art therapy, and counseling services are just a few examples of a wide range of offerings at Panda Cares Center of Hope designed to give children the courage and strength to thrive. Since last year, Panda and CMN Hospitals have debuted Center of Hope locations across several hospitals in the U.S. including California, Texas, Nevada, Hawaii, Washington D.C., and Arizona.

To extend the festivities to its guests, the American Chinese brand has organized a virtual fundraiser on August 8, to continue to drive donations to support children in underserved communities. When a guest places an order on the Panda Express mobile app or website using the promo code ‘PandaCaresDay,’ Panda Express will donate 28 percent of the pre-tax sales to their local CMN hospital.

Panda Cares is funded through the in-store and online donation box program and associates at Panda Express, Panda Inn, and Hibachi-San as well as Panda Restaurant Group partners and founders. The foundation provides food, funding and volunteer services to underserved youth, and disaster relief efforts. For more information about Panda Cares, please visit PandaCares.org. For media inquiries, please contact Panda@havasformula.com.  

About Panda Express®
On a mission to inspire better lives, Panda Express® is the largest Asian dining concept in the U.S. Family-owned and operated since 1983 by co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew and Peggy Cherng, Panda Express is best known as a trailblazer for creating a wide variety of industry-first recipes, including its best seller the Original Orange Chicken® and award-winning Honey Walnut Shrimp™, which have defined the category of authentic American Chinese cuisine. Each dish at Panda Express is thoughtfully crafted with quality ingredients and inspired by bold Chinese flavors and culinary principles. The restaurant brand has more than 2,200 locations and has introduced American Chinese cuisine to twelve international countries. Powered by this global family of associates, Panda Cares®, Panda’s philanthropic arm, has raised more than $216 million and dedicated countless volunteer hours in bettering the health and education for over 12 million youths, as well as supporting communities in need since 1999. In 2020, the organization established the Panda Cares Scholars Program to provide the necessary funding, academic support and leadership development to help high school and college students learn, lead and thrive towards a bright future. For more information about Panda, visit pandaexpress.com, or find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. 

Unveiling of Panda Cares Center of Hope at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, IL

 

Patients at Lurie Children's Hospital Enjoy a Surprise Reading from Actor Dakota Fanning in Honor of Panda Cares Day™

 

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Ocean New Media, LLC Signs Multi-Series Deal With Entertainment One To Stream More Than 200 Hours Of Content On Free TV In LatAm

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Ocean New Media, LLC, owned by  Olympusat, Inc., one of the largest independent media companies specializing in the ownership, distribution, production and technical services of Spanish- and English-language networks, announced today it secured a multi-year licensing partnership with Entertainment One (eOne) to distribute more than 200 hours of its content on Olympusat newly launched AVOD service Free TV™ in LatAm. …

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Ocean New Media, LLC, owned by  Olympusat, Inc., one of the largest independent media companies specializing in the ownership, distribution, production and technical services of Spanish- and English-language networks, announced today it secured a multi-year licensing partnership with Entertainment One (eOne) to distribute more than 200 hours of its content on Olympusat newly launched AVOD service Free TV™ in LatAm. 

The deal spans eOne’s expansive catalogue including Bitten (seasons 1-3), Haven (seasons 1-5), Turn: Washington’s Spies (seasons 1-4), Rogue (seasons 1-4), Saving Hope (seasons 1-5), Matador (season 1), The Enfield Haunting (3-part series), Ice (seasons 1-2) and Klondike (3-part series).

«Entertainment One as a talent-driven independent Studio is home to one of the best original world-class artists and storytellers behind some of the most iconic characters and shows,» said Aurora Bacquerie, Senior Vice-President of Content Acquisition and Channels of Olympusat. «We believe the eOne catalog will really appeal to both our existing and new customers, as we continue to take FREE TV to more markets around the world.»

Series Descriptions

Bitten: Based on the New York Times best-selling novels by Kelley Armstrong, Bitten is set in a world where werewolves live undetected amongst humans. Laura Vandervoort (Smallville, Ted) stars as Elena Michaels, the world’s only female werewolf. The series follows Elena’s dangerous struggle between the new life she’s created and her loyalty to The Pack.

Haven: Haven, based on the Stephen King’s novella The Colorado Kid, is the story of FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose, Graceland) and her investigation of a seemingly normal seaside town. Across the seasons, Audrey’s quest to understand both herself and the great mysteries of Haven, a town harbouring dark and mysterious secrets, will drive her even deeper down the supernatural rabbit hole.

Turn: Washington’s Spies: In the treacherous and volatile Revolutionary War, unassuming farmer Abraham Woodhull (Jamie Bell, Billy Elliot) and his friends form America’s first spy ring, turning the tide in the country’s battle for independence.

Rogue: Starring Thandie Newton (Westworld), Rogue revolves around Grace (Newton), a morally and emotionally conflicted undercover detective who is tormented by the possibility that her own actions contributed to a family tragedy. Grace’s search for the truth is further complicated by her forbidden relationship with Jimmy (Marton Csokas, The Luminaries), the crime boss who may have played a hand in the crime. The series explores loss, grief, identity, family bonds, second chances and redemption.

Saving Hope: In Saving Hope, the Hope Zion Hospital is left in chaos when its charismatic Chief of Surgery, Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks, Altered Carbon), falls into a coma, putting his fiancé and fellow surgeon, Alex Reid (Erica Durance, Supergirl), in a state of shock. Along with newly arrived star surgeon, Joel Goran (Daniel Gillies, The Originals), Reid races to save Harris’ life. As the action unfolds, the comatose Harris explores the hospital halls in the form of a spirit, questioning whether or not he is a figment of his own imagination. 

Matador: The irreverent, adrenaline-filled series chronicles the unlikely rise of Tony «Matador» Bravo (Gabriel Luna, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), a professional soccer player for the LA Riot who comes to be known as much for his antics off the field as his moves on it. But what his fans and family don’t realize is that it’s all a cover—in truth, he is a skilled covert operative executing missions for the CIA.  Agent Bravo nicknamed «Matador» after he takes out a top player known as «The Bull» during try outs for the team, finds himself suddenly thrust into a clandestine world.  But, in balancing his duelling roles, he will be forced to confront the question of his true identity… and it is this mission which may prove to be his most dangerous. 

The Enfield Haunting: Adapted from Guy Lyon Playfair’s book «This House is Haunted,« The Enfield Haunting draws on extensive documentation, recordings and witness statements recorded at the time. To this day, the incident remains the most documented account of poltergeist activity in British history and the basis of horror films including The Conjuring 2. The Enfield Haunting stars Timothy Spall (Harry Potter, The King’s Speech) as Maurice Grosse, a rookie paranormal researcher, BAFTA nominated actress Juliet Stevenson (Emma, Truly Madly Deeply) as Maurice’s wife Betty and award-winning actor Matthew Macfadyen (Ripper Street, Pride and Prejudice) as Playfair, an experienced investigator who approaches the case with skepticism. 

Ice:  Executive produced by Antoine Fuqua (The Magnificent Seven), Ice delves into the dark, gritty and dangerous underbelly of the diamond trade with an all-star cast featuring Cam Gigandet (Twilight, Easy A, The O.C.), Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory, Law & Order), Ray Winstone (The Departed, The Sweeney) and Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games series, Forsaken).

Klondike: Starring Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), Abbie Cornish (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan), Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight) and Sam Shepard (Bloodline), Klondike is an event mini-series of epic proportion inspired by the true stories of those who hunted for wealth and battled for survival in the brutal Yukon Territory. At the center of the action are Bill Haskell and Byron Epstein – childhood best friends who risk everything to pursue their dream of striking it rich during the 1890’s gold rush. Lured into this treacherous landscape by the prospect of riches, they endure the unforgiving elements and discover that the deadliest threats are always human.

The deal was brokered by David Hanono, VP Latin America, International Distribution, eOne.

About eOne
Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne) is a talent-driven independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. As part of global play and entertainment company Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), eOne’s expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its extensive reach and scale, and a deep commitment to high-quality entertainment, eOne unlocks the power and value of creativity.

eOne brings to market both original and existing content, sourcing IP from Hasbro’s portfolio of 1500+ brands, and through a diversified network of creative partners and eOne companies including: international feature film distribution company Sierra/Affinity; Amblin Partners with DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; Makeready with Brad Weston; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Daisybeck, Blackfin and Whizz Kid Entertainment; live entertainment leaders Round Room Live; world-class music companies Audio Network, Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning emerging content and technology studio Secret Location.
www.entertainmentone.com

About Olympusat:
Olympusat, Inc., based in West Palm Beach, Fla., is an established leader in the Hispanic television and media space through its HD Spanish-language and English-language premium television networks. It is one of the largest independent media corporations specializing in ownership, distribution, production and technical services with offerings that include the top-rated Spanish-language movie channel Cine Mexicano, the popular Ultra HD Plex, Faith & Family Suite and SVOD Suites representing some of the biggest networks in the industry. Content is comprised of original productions, dubbed content from Europe and Asia, and licensed in-language content from the U.S., Spain and Latin America. Olympusat provides Spanish dubbing services in its Mexico City facilities for the U.S. and Latin American Hispanic market. Recently has launched Free TV™ Application, the top Ad-Supported, On-Demand Video Service,  available in Latin-American market including Mexico, through Google Play Store, Apple Store, via Web Browser (at freetv.com), and mobile apps for Apple’s iOS as well as Google’s Android.
For more about Olympusat visit Olympusat.com

Olympusat – Media Contact:
Jesús Piñango
Senior Director of News
Email: jesus@olympusat.com

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BD Announces Voluntary Recall of ChloraPrep™ 3 mL Applicator in Specific U.S. Territories and Countries

FRANKLIN LAKES, New Jersey, Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, announced a voluntary recall on <span…

FRANKLIN LAKES, New Jersey, Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, announced a voluntary recall on June 23, 2020 for specified catalog numbers of the ChloraPrep3 mL applicator due to possible fungal contamination, which only affects climate zone IV regions in specific U.S. territories and countries (see list of catalog numbers and regions impacted by this issue below).

BD has identified that storage of the ChloraPrep3 mL Applicator in regions of the world with high heat and humidity, where product may be consistently exposed to temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) and 75% relative humidity for more than six months, may result in the growth of Aspergillus penicillioides. The recall does not apply to any states in the United States, it only applies to the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa.

This recall does not include 3 mL applicators found in kits. It also does not include any other ChloraPrep™ product presentations. All other ChloraPrep™ products are manufactured with different packaging materials that are not affected by this issue.

As part of the voluntary recall to the user level, the company notified customers and distributors affected by the recall and provided guidance on the potential impact when the affected products were used.

Through internal product quality testing, BD has identified that storage of the ChloraPrep™ 3 mL Applicators where product may be consistently exposed to temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) and 75% relative humidity for more than six months can result in the growth of Aspergillus penicillioides, a type of fungus, resulting in a breach in the outer package integrity.

The Aspergillus penicillioides within the packaging can contaminate the surface of the applicator and/or gloved hands of the health care professional and then consequently the sterile field. Contamination of skin preparation products with Aspergillus penicillioides may lead to serious systemic infection, sepsis, illness and death. If the fungus is introduced into the patient’s bloodstream during placement of an intravascular catheter, the catheter would most likely have to be removed, necessitating another procedure. Aspergillus penicillioides infection of a surgical site may result in the need for medical and surgical interventions and long-term treatment with antifungal drugs.

To date, no complaints, adverse events, injuries or deaths have been reported related to this voluntary recall.

At the time of the recall, BD informed customers and distributors in the affected territories to discard all remaining inventory of the impacted ChloraPrep™ 3 mL applicators (see list of impacted catalog numbers below) and committed to replacing product affected by the recall.

Affected U.S. Territories/Countries

American Samoa

Nicaragua

Bahrain

Northern Mariana Islands

Brazil

Oman

Colombia

Panama

Costa Rica

Paraguay

El Salvador

Puerto Rico

Guam

Qatar

Guatemala

Saudi Arabia

Hong Kong

Singapore

India

United Arab Emirates

Kuwait

U.S. Virgin Islands

 

 

Affected Catalog Numbers in U.S. Territories

260400

ChloraPrep® One-Step 3 mL Applicator – Clear

260415

ChloraPrep® One-Step 3 mL Applicator – Hi-Lite Orange

930400

BD ChloraPrep™ Clear 3 mL Applicator

930415

BD ChloraPrep™ Hi-Lite Orange™ 3 mL Applicator

This recall is limited to the U.S. territories and countries listed above. This recall does not affect any other ChloraPrep™ product presentations, regardless of geography.

Customer inquiries related to this recall, as well as adverse reaction/events experienced with the product should be addressed to BD Customer Support: 1-800-526-4455 (Toll Free) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET.

FDA MedWatch Reporting
Adverse reactions/events experienced with the use of any of these products should also be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

About BD
BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company supports the heroes on the frontlines of health care by developing innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD and its 65,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help enhance the safety and efficiency of clinicians’ care delivery process, enable laboratory scientists to accurately detect disease and advance researchers’ capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. By working in close collaboration with customers, BD can help enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care. For more information on BD, please visit bd.com.

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Aymée Nuviola on CALA: «I have coronavirus and I’m already in the recovery process»

MIAMI, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — In an interview on the program «Cala,» on the U.S. network MegaTV, singer Aymée Nuviola revealed that she has contracted Covid-19.

«It happened a few days ago, and fortunately, I’m already in the final stages of the recovery process,» affirmed the Cuban American vocalist from her home in Miami.

«I realized that something unusual was happening to me because I was undergoing mood swings, I went from…

MIAMI, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — In an interview on the program «Cala,» on the U.S. network MegaTV, singer Aymée Nuviola revealed that she has contracted Covid-19.

«It happened a few days ago, and fortunately, I’m already in the final stages of the recovery process,» affirmed the Cuban American vocalist from her home in Miami.

«I realized that something unusual was happening to me because I was undergoing mood swings, I went from anxiety to wanting to sleep all the time, until finally, I lost my sense of smell and taste and decided to take the coronavirus test, which came out positive,» Aymée recounted.

Humorously, she added that, luckily, she hadn’t «lost her taste» for her husband and representative, businessman Paulo Simeón.

Just last night on «Cala,» the singer and actress, nicknamed «La Sonera del Mundo,» who played the part of her compatriot Celia Cruz in a series on the Telemundo network, said that Simeón had also come down with the coronavirus.

«He’s in more delicate shape than I am because he’s asthmatic: he’s physically weak, feeling fatigue and just really very tired.»

The problem took the singer by surprise as she was in the midst of promotion of her new album, Viento y tiempo (‘Wind and Time’), recorded with famed Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba at the Blue Note club in Tokyo.

Last night’s show also featured an appearance by Bogotá Mayor Claudia López to analyze the coronavirus situation in her city, where the number of cases is now approaching 100,000.  

Despite the number of infected, López expressed satisfaction with her handling of the problem. «We’ve got the lowest mortality rate in the world among cities with more than 5 million inhabitants,» she noted in a chat via Skype with TV host Ismael Cala. Colombia’s capital city has 7,400,000 inhabitants and has registered slightly more than 2,500 deaths due to Covid-19.

«It’s very hard to face this pandemic. It poses a challenge that inspires us to bring out the best in each one of us because Bogotá has high population density and a lot of poverty,» she said on «Cala.»

In her interview with Cala, the Colombian leader acknowledged her differences with President Iván Duque, with whom she said she’d had a «democratic and respectful discussion» on how to deal with the crisis. «He wants to open up the economy, reactivate it, and I’m prioritizing care for people’s lives, for their health,» she remarked.  

«Cala,» hosted by Ismael Cala, is broadcast on Mega TV throughout United States. Ismael is a life and business strategist. For five and a half years he was the host of «Cala,» on CNN en Español. A businessman and social entrepreneur, he is the author of eight bestsellers on topics of leadership, entrepreneurship and personal development, including El poder de escuchar (‘The power of listening’), and Despierta con Cala (‘Wake up with Cala’). He was born in Santiago, Cuba in 1969, and holds a degree in Art History from Oriente University. He is the President and founder of Cala Enterprises Corporation and the Ismael Cala Foundation.

MegaTV, a property of Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS), Inc., is a television operation with distribution in open signal, cable and satellite and affiliates in the United States and Puerto Rico. SBS is also the owner of 17 radio stations located in key U.S. Hispanic markets.

CALA is broadcast Monday to Friday at the following times:  

Miami: 10:00 pm
U.S. National: 10:00 pm ET / 9:00 pm CT/ 7:00 pm PT

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The Dancing Panda Trend unleashed with Indian Trap’s latest release! CUARENTENA (NA NA NA)

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Cuarentena (na na na) is the Quarantine Release by Indian Trap. Indian Trap is a hugely popular artist from iTrap Records who has released multiple hits featuring artists such as KresZenzia, Chris Scholar, Vivaswan, Tyeler Reign, and more. Cuarentena (na na na) is one of Indian Trap’s latest hit-on-hit releases shaking the music industry one after the other. It features Max Cortés and the Madhouse and is a hilariously relatable spanish trap song about…

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Cuarentena (na na na) is the Quarantine Release by Indian Trap. Indian Trap is a hugely popular artist from iTrap Records who has released multiple hits featuring artists such as KresZenzia, Chris Scholar, Vivaswan, Tyeler Reign, and more. Cuarentena (na na na) is one of Indian Trap’s latest hit-on-hit releases shaking the music industry one after the other. It features Max Cortés and the Madhouse and is a hilariously relatable spanish trap song about the Quarantine issued by several states over the spread of COVID19 and the boredom of being stuck at home. The song’s timely release and massive social media push resulted in huge success. The song is on the Spotify top 50 lists all over the world, and its reach keeps growing.

Cuarentena(na na na) is amassing this success not only through the absolute dope-ness of this song, but also through a well-timed campaign. It recently released the paired lyrical video for Cuarentena (na na na) which you can check out on Youtube. Already trending over and over because of a popular dancing panda, this is one the freshest, most exciting music video released. We ask Indian Trap and Tejasvita Negi, the graphic designer and animator for most of the visual content released by the team about the success behind the Cuarentena (na na na) campaign.

Q: How did Cuarentena (na na na) come about?
Indian Trap: The song came about at the beginning of the quarantine when it first began hitting us how most of us are limited to what we can do during this time. So the intention of the song was to enjoy the quarantine and make it not only fun and productive as a process for us, but to bring this entertainment and fun to the people.

Q: Did you expect the success Cuarentena (na na na) has achieved?
Indian Trap: We actually had no idea it would do this well, and it is doing extremely well. It is in the Spotify top 50 charts all over the world and still growing. We wanted to do something different and interesting for the lyrical video. And that’s where Tejasvita comes in with her expertise.

Q:What was the process behind the music video?
Tejasvita: Well, we were looking into trends earlier, keeping up with what is most popular during the time. Initially there were two routes that the video was going to take – one purely relatable in boredom or just absolutely fun -But seeing how lasting the quarantine was going to be, and keeping in the theme of the song, to entertain, we decided to go the fun route. Initially we were wondering if we should go down the ‘Tiger King: Joe Exotic & Carole Baskin‘ trend, but really I realised something ever-loved should be the base of this whole campaign, which is why we chose to look for a theme around cute, funny animals. After that, it was just about scouring the internet for the best, funniest animal video.

Q:Why a focus on animals, Tejasvita?
Tejasvita: I work with a lot of companies, and when we decided on being a source of fun, encouragement, and excitement with this video, I knew we had to keep in theme by combining both dance videos and ridiculous animal videos. Animal videos draw in anyone. Everyone usually goes with people-focused content due to relatability. Through research, observation, and seeing my own content consumption during the quarantine I asked the question, ‘Why not animals?’ They are the most popular subject online, after babies.

Q:Did you predict the dancing panda trend?
Tejasvita: Well we really focused on the entire video being a balance, but the dancing Panda (who coincidentally was the star of the video for us) took off. We decided to capitalize on the dancing panda strength as well and based our campaign around its hilarity. It has been hugely popular with over 20 million impressions on facebook, growing day by day.

Q:Did you know you were going to be a part of something so big?
Tejasvita: It feels absolutely amazing to be a part of this and the Indian Trap team; I never in my wildest dreams imagined being a part of something so big. The Indian Trap sound is so unique, and my skillset works so well with it in combining my indian traditional perspective with the popular art media scene not only in the U.S. but all over the world – it feels almost serendipitous to be a part of it all. It only encourages me further to push my boundaries and explore content creation more freely and bringing it to a wide audience, Indian Trap being popular all over the world.

Q:What’s next for Indian Trap?
Indian Trap: We are so glad the whole team worked together in unison creating such an amazing campaign, pushing the dancing panda, and giving the Indian Trap movement an even bigger push. We are only beginning, the World has a lot more of the Indian Trap magic coming its way.

Check out more about Tejasvita on her social media @tejasvitanegi on twitter and instagram, or visit her website at http://www.tejadesign.com

Check out Indian Trap releases, including Cuarentena (na na na) on all music platforms. Learn more about Indian Trap on the social media @indiantrap on twitter and instagram, @indiantrapmusic on facebook or visit http://www.indiantrap.com to stay up-to-date with the latest releases!

 

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Alcohol Justice Reports California Health and Safety Advocates Alarmed by Increase in Binge Drinking During Shelter-in-Place Orders

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Results of a new survey on alcohol drinking habits during California’s Covid-19 shelter-in-place order reveals a disturbing rise in binge drinking and easier access to alcohol due to lifting of some alcohol restrictions when the pandemic began.

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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Results of a new survey on alcohol drinking habits during California’s Covid-19 shelter-in-place order reveals a disturbing rise in binge drinking and easier access to alcohol due to lifting of some alcohol restrictions when the pandemic began.

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In an effort to prevent large group gatherings, Governor Newsom ordered closure of indoor dining, bars and nightclubs. To offset the ensuing revenue loss to the alcohol industry, Newsom declared alcohol «essential» and the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) lifted regulations on take out and home delivery of alcoholic beverages.

To determine how easier access to alcohol impacts alcohol behaviors, Alcohol Justice, an alcohol industry watchdog organization and the Institute for Public Strategies (IPS), a public health agency, conducted the Los Angeles County Alcohol Shelter-In-Place (SIP) Survey, an online pilot survey of 218 alcohol-using residents of Los Angeles County. The results show an increase in binge drinking and that people who ordered alcohol for delivery or to-go, were more likely to binge drink

«This report confirms that high-risk drinking has increased during quarantine,» said Sarah Blanch, Vice President of Organizational Development at IPS. «It also shows that people making use of the new alcohol delivery services and other relief measures are significantly more likely to engage in risky drinking.»

The survey respondents were greater than age 21, with a primary residence in Los Angeles County (including the City of Los Angeles), and confirmed that they had at least one drink of alcohol in the past 12 months. Respondents were asked to compare their alcohol use before March 2020, to their drinking habits in May or June of this year, during the SIP order. The survey shows:

  • Compared to pre-SIP, 28% of respondents (n=60) reported more frequent binge drinking, (defined as a session of 5+ drinks for males, 4+ for females).
  • 42% of respondents purchased alcohol through delivery or to-go and also increased binge drinking.
  • During SIP, 28% of Caucasian respondents engaged in binge drinking weekly or more, compared to 23.6% of Hispanic respondents and 20% of African-American respondents.
  • After SIP, 37% of African-American and 38% of Hispanic respondents were more likely to have increased binge drinking.
  • Compared to pre-SIP, drinking while socializing via an internet-connected device increased 52%.

Health and safety advocates say there is an urgent need to discontinue delivery and to-go services for alcohol.

«The state seems to have really doubled down on alcohol sales as a way to save the economy during the pandemic, and these data shows extra sales means more binge drinking,» said Carson Benowitz-Fredericks, Research Manager for Alcohol Justice. «When we see policies that encourage reckless drinking at a time when it’s even harder than usual to get medical, mental health, or even basic financial assistance, we need to stop thinking of it as «saving» anything.»

Overconsumption of alcohol is implicated in several hazardous outcomes, including accidental injury, violent crime, suicide attempts, and intimate partner violence. Moreover, research suggests that alcohol’s effects on the immune system may predispose individuals to contracting the coronavirus and worsen the outcomes once exposed. According to a leading scientific journal, consuming alcohol seems to be a risk factor for contracting Covid-19 and the severity of the disease.

«Why should we continue to help the alcohol industry increase their already massive profits and lift policies that make it easier for binge drinking, which leads to increased community harms?» said Maurina Cintron, Co-Chair, LA DAPA (Los Angeles Drug and Alcohol Policy Alliance). «This is another prime example of big industry profits taking priority over youth and young adults.»

The release of the SIP survey results follows a news conference in late July by the California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA), calling on Governor Newsom to remove alcohol from the Essential Services list during the pandemic. A major concern is too much access to alcohol in L.A. County where 80% of communities have more alcohol businesses than what ABC recommends.

«ABC rarely denies alcohol licenses and in fact has contributed to social, racial and health inequities by allowing alcohol overconcentration in historically disadvantaged communities throughout California said Gilbert Mora, Co-Chair, California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA). «During this critical time, we are dealing with a health epidemic, ABC’s complicity with the alcohol industry is costing lives. Please text the word CAPA to 313131 to send a message to the Governor asking him to make public health essential, not alcohol.»

California currently suffers over 10,500 alcohol-related deaths, 165,000 alcohol-related hospitalizations and $35 billion in related economic harm. Download the full SIP Survey report and results here.

IPS and Alcohol Justice invite the public to discuss this issue during a Twitter chat August 12th at 10 am. Follow the discussion and give us your opinion, by using the hashtag #SIPAlcoholLA on Twitter.

Contacts: Cynthia Nickerson (IPS) 323-675-8785
cnickerson@publicstrategies.org 
Michael Scippa (AJ) 415 548-0492           
michaels@alcoholjustice.org

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Blue Shield of California and Cricket Health Collaborate to Transform Kidney Care for Members

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Blue Shield of California and Cricket Health today announced a new innovative, personalized and comprehensive care coordination program for members who have late-stage chronic kidney disease or end-stage renal disease at no additional cost to them.

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OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Blue Shield of California and Cricket Health today announced a new innovative, personalized and comprehensive care coordination program for members who have late-stage chronic kidney disease or end-stage renal disease at no additional cost to them.

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Through the long-term collaboration, Cricket Health will offer a multidisciplinary care team that includes nurses, pharmacists, social workers, dieticians and trained patient mentors to provide an evidence-based approach to help patients better manage chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease.

The team, available online and by phone, works closely with the participating member’s medical providers including primary care physicians, nephrologists and other specialists to ensure that, as much as possible, the patient remains healthy, at home, and out of the hospital. The program is especially relevant in today’s Covid-19 environment, and is available to members enrolled in Blue Shield’s fully insured Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) benefit plans.

«We recognize that for too long, the healthcare system in the U.S. has fallen short of providing patients who suffer from kidney disease – an estimated 37 million Americans – with the highest quality health care at an affordable cost,» said Seth Glickman, M.D., chief health officer, Blue Shield of California. «By working with Cricket Health, we can reimagine kidney care and expand health care options for members with late-stage chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease so they can live the healthiest lives possible.»

Blue Shield’s claims data and Cricket’s advanced data analytics capabilities are used to identify members with or at risk for chronic kidney disease, and Cricket invites them to participate in the program. Once enrolled, Cricket Health will deploy a multidisciplinary care team and virtual programs with the goal of slowing progression of the disease, reducing health complications, and avoiding emergency room visits or hospitalizations.

By intervening well before kidney failure, Cricket Health can deliver an evidence-based, personalized kidney care plan for each patient that improves health outcomes. For members whose kidney disease does progress, Cricket Health will help them understand their treatment options — such as in-center dialysis or transplant — and empower them to make their preferred choice.

«This collaboration will fundamentally change what a kidney disease diagnosis means for patients, putting them in control of their kidney-care journey,» said Arvind Rajan, CEO, Cricket Health. «Our comprehensive approach to chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease care focuses on preventive care, slowing progression of the disease, and when needed, getting the treatment that’s right for them. Together with Blue Shield, we will support their members with a multidisciplinary care team that reaches patients in the safety and comfort of their homes.»

This offering comes at a critical time, as those living with chronic kidney disease or end-stage renal disease have an elevated risk of complications from Covid-19. By offering remote care, via phone or virtually online, Cricket Health’s approach to kidney care is designed to keep Blue Shield members living with kidney disease healthy at home, and out of clinics or hospitals whenever possible.

This innovative kidney care is the latest example of Blue Shield of California’s Health Reimagined initiative to transform the healthcare system for individuals, families and communities, and also address health inequities often found among minority communities. Kidney disease impacts communities of color disproportionately and Blue Shield’s collaboration with Cricket Health seeks to expand access to quality kidney care.

About Cricket Health
Cricket Health is a comprehensive kidney care provider with a personalized, evidence-based approach to managing chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. Cricket works with payers and providers to identify patients who are at risk, acts early to slow progression of the disease, and delivers patient-centered, personalized kidney care through a multidisciplinary care team. If a patient progresses to end-stage renal disease, Cricket educates them about their treatment options and delivers patient-centered care, whether it is transplant support, home dialysis, conservative care, or in-center dialysis. Founded in 2015 and based in San Francisco and Cambridge, the company’s leadership includes some of the leading experts in nephrology, health care, and technology.

Learn more at www.crickethealth.com or follow us @crickethealth.

About Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California strives to create a healthcare system worthy of its family and friends that is sustainably affordable. Blue Shield of California is a tax paying, nonprofit, independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association with over four million members, 6,800 employees and more than $20 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 in San Francisco and now headquartered in Oakland, Blue Shield of California and its affiliates provide health, dental, vision, Medicaid and Medicare healthcare service plans in California. The company has contributed more than $500 million to the Blue Shield of California Foundation since 2002 to have an impact on California communities.

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New Study Reveals Latinos Are Transforming Cultural Connections During COVID-19

NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Nielsen’s latest Diverse Intelligence Series consumer report, Cultural Connectivity Transformed: How Latinos are connecting while social distancing, explores how the Latino community is connecting through the COVID-19 pandemic.

As one of the groups to feel the disproportionate effects of job loss and health impacts during the COVID-19 pandemic, Latinos have come to rely on media and social channels more than ever to educate,…

NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Nielsen’s latest Diverse Intelligence Series consumer report, Cultural Connectivity Transformed: How Latinos are connecting while social distancing, explores how the Latino community is connecting through the COVID-19 pandemic.

As one of the groups to feel the disproportionate effects of job loss and health impacts during the COVID-19 pandemic, Latinos have come to rely on media and social channels more than ever to educate, inform, and entertain. And although this group continues to face significant challenges, they are not buckling under pressure. Instead, they are tapping into their collectivist culture and virtual social networks to stay connected, weathering the storm by tapping into their resilient roots.

The report demonstrates how trusted influencers, brands, and media are leveraged both pre-COVID and during the pandemic, to keep Latinos engaged, entertained, but most importantly, informed. Data indicates that these networks will remain the trusted conduits for information transfer within the Latino community for the post-pandemic recovery.

Latinos continue to be key factors in stimulating the country’s economy with their immense buying power, which increased by 69% in just nine years, outpacing non-Hispanics, which increased by 41% during the same time.

«Hispanics are a collectivist culture, placing strong value on the needs of the community as a whole and maintaining close connections with each other. As COVID-19 began to spread, the subsequent social distancing measures threatened the in-person social networks that Latinos relied upon,» said Stacie de Armas, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Consumer Engagement. «The Latino community has long exhibited an outsized use of digital connections, however as a result of the circumstances of COVID-19, Latinos intensified their use of digital platforms to a greater degree than the total market, including use of social media and trusted content channels such as TV and radio to inform, communicate, share experiences and seek support.»

Key insights from the Diverse Intelligence Series report include:

The U.S. Hispanic population frequently makes headlines for its growth and for being a key contributor to the economy, labor force, and the electorate.

  • Latinos will be the primary contributors to total U.S. population growth for the next 40 years, comprising 53% of the growth in the next five years and 68% of the growth up to 2060.
  • Latinos will contribute more growth than any other population segment, a factor compounded by a projected growth decline among the non-Hispanic white population.
  • In 2019, Hispanics accounted for $1.7 trillion in buying power, which is 11% of the total buying power of the U.S.

Multigenerational households are the nexus of the Hispanic community.

  • Hispanics are 40% more likely to live in multigenerational households, and the median age of their households is only 29, compared to 38 years of age in non-Hispanic U.S. households.
  • Over the next ten years, the disproportionately younger Latino community will over contribute based on their relative size to the economic recovery, through home purchases and the acquisition of goods and services.

Latinos choose content that is trusted and speaks to them culturally first, regardless of language.

  • Latinos are increasingly connecting with their trusted networks through social media. Latinos are 57% more likely to use social media as a primary source of information about COVID-19.
  • More than one-third of Hispanics spent more time listening to the radio as a result of COVID-19 (37%) compared with only 24% of white non-Hispanics.
  • Another 48% of Latinos reported that listening to their favorite radio host helped them feel more informed and less stressed.

As COVID-19 news and health information began to dominate our everyday lives, the mobile phone became a mainstay of connectivity.

  • 98% of the total U.S Hispanic population owns one, and they spend over 30 hours a week on a smartphone.
  • Although there was a similar number of Spanish language news and talk shows airing in the category and time period from 2019 to 2020, we see a 71% increase in social media activity around those programs vs. the year prior. Social media activity around English language primetime news and talk only increased by 17%.
  • The smartphone serves as a conduit for Latino essential workers to stay in touch with their families, networks, and trusted information sources. Knowing the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 in Latino communities, 61% of Hispanics say they have been watching or listening to the news more often, compared with 54% of non-Hispanics.

Video games have come to the forefront of stay-at-home activities for Hispanics during the pandemic.

  • Hispanic gamers use gaming consoles to stream a variety of content such as gamer commentaries, reviews, live streams and news.
  • 31% of all Hispanics say they have increased their time spent playing video games online or on a gaming device since the outbreak.
  • 8 in 10 Hispanic gamers say they have used their mobile device to play video games in the past three months.

«Hispanics rely upon their physical and digital networks as conduits of information, underscoring the interdependence of collectivism and social networks. These networks serve more than just a social appetite; they serve as the conduit of trust, truth and cultural connection,» said Stacie de Armas.

To learn more and download the full report «Cultural Connectivity Transformed: How Latinos are connecting while social distancing», visit www.nielsen.com/latinos. Join the discussion on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About Nielsen’s Diverse Intelligence Series In 2011, Nielsen launched the Diverse Intelligence Series, a robust portfolio of comprehensive reports which focuses solely on diverse consumers’ unique consumption and purchasing habits. The series has become an industry resource to help brands better understand and reach diverse customers. To learn more about Nielsen’s Diverse Intelligence research series, visit www.nielsen.com.

About Nielsen Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. Nielsen is divided into two business units. Nielsen Global Media provides media and advertising industries with unbiased and reliable metrics that create a shared understanding of the industry required for markets to function. Nielsen Global Connect provides consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers with accurate, actionable information and insights, and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that companies need to innovate and grow.

Our approach marries proprietary Nielsen data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge.

An S&P 500 company, Nielsen has operations in over 100 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.nielsen.com.

 

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Robert Margolis, MD Joins WelbeHealth Board of Directors

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — WelbeHealth today announced the appointment of Robert Margolis, MD to its Board of Directors.

«Bob’s decades of visionary leadership in managed care will be extremely valuable in helping us accomplish our mission of bringing high quality, compassionate, aligned care to underserved communities,» said Si France, MD, Founder and CEO of WelbeHealth. «We’re honored to have him on our team and look…

MENLO PARK, Calif., Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — WelbeHealth today announced the appointment of Robert Margolis, MD to its Board of Directors.

«Bob’s decades of visionary leadership in managed care will be extremely valuable in helping us accomplish our mission of bringing high quality, compassionate, aligned care to underserved communities,» said Si France, MD, Founder and CEO of WelbeHealth. «We’re honored to have him on our team and look forward to benefiting from his experience and counsel.»

Dr. Margolis was a founder and managing partner of California Primary Physicians Medical Group, the predecessor to HealthCare Partners. Under his leadership as managing partner and CEO, HealthCare Partners became a highly respected and innovative physician-owned and operated medical group, independent physician association, and management services organization. Dr. Margolis also served as co-chair of the DaVita HealthCare Partners board of directors.

Dr. Margolis has been a pioneer of managed care for over 30 years. He has served as a member of the healthcare policy advisory council for Harvard Medical School and the advisory board of the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC. He has served as a board member of the MLK Community Health Foundation, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG), California Hospital Medical Center – Los Angeles, and the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP).

Dr. Margolis joins WelbeHealth’s board alongside biotech entrepreneur Errik Anderson; Chip Adams, Chairman of the Center for Conscientious Leadership; healthcare economist Michael Zubkoff, PhD; Gregory Grunberg, MD, Managing Director at Longitude Capital; Jon Lim, Partner at F-Prime Capital Partners; Liam Donohue, Founding Partner at .406 Ventures; and WelbeHealth CEO Si France, MD.

About WelbeHealth

At WelbeHealth, our mission is to unlock the full potential of our most vulnerable seniors with empathy and love. We do it through PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), a comprehensive medical and social care model with a decades-long track record of improved quality of life, life expectancy, and personal empowerment for frail seniors. As part of our programs, most participants are able to live safely and independently in their own homes and communities rather than receive care in a nursing home. For more information, please visit welbehealth.com.

Contact: Maricela Cueva, maricela@vpepr.com

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