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Crest® and Oral-B® Pro-Health® Partner with Luke Joeckel to ‘Go Pro'

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Pro-Health and Joeckel Donate to Dress for Success to Support The Women of Dress for Success ‘Go Pro'</i> </p>

Friday, April 26, 2013

Crest® and Oral-B® Pro-Health® Partner with Luke Joeckel to ‘Go Pro'

11:12 EDT Friday, April 26, 2013

CINCINNATI (Business Wire) -- Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health are excited to announce their partnership with Luke Joeckel, offensive tackle from Texas A&M, and congratulate him on being the 2nd overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Joeckel has partnered with Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health to ‘Go Pro' with his oral care and to help others ‘Go Pro' in their careers, with a donation to the international non-profit organization Dress for Success.

“Going pro in life is just as important as going pro in football and that is why I have partnered with Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health for the ‘Go Pro' program,” said Joeckel. “My mother has supported me throughout my football career and I wouldn't have been able to achieve my dreams of becoming a professional athlete without her. In honor of my mother, I wanted to show my support for Dress for Success and help women ‘Go Pro' and feel confident as they begin their new careers.”

As part of the partnership, Joeckel and Crest and Oral-B are providing a donation to the Dress for Success organization to help women ‘Go Pro' in their work and life. Dress for Success is a non-profit organization that provides professional attire and career development to disadvantaged women. Along with the monetary donation, Crest and Joeckel are also donating Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health products to help promote good oral health and help the participating women feel confident as they enter the workforce.

“A healthy, confident smile can leave a lasting impression on potential employers as we prepare women to re-enter the workforce and achieve professional success,” said Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide. “We believe every woman deserves the opportunity to achieve their goals and we are delighted to partner with Luke Joeckel and Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health to help the women of Dress for Success ‘Go Pro.'”

“Crest and Oral-B are on a mission to help take America's oral health from good to pro with our Pro-Health products,” said Rishi Dhingra, P&G North America Marketing Director. “That is why we are thrilled to partner with the NFL, Luke Joeckel and Dress for Success on the Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health ‘Go Pro' program. Each of these partners illustrates a key component of the ‘Go Pro' movement. Luke and Dress for Success exemplify how the right support system can help you ‘Go Pro' in life and your career. The NFL Draft provides the largest stage in sports where the conversation is focused solely on athletes going pro. Overall, we couldn't ask for better partners for our program.”

When used together, Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste, Crest Pro-Health Multi-Protection Rinse, and the Oral-B Pro-Health All-in-One Toothbrush provide up to 4x better plaque reduction with regular use vs. a regular manual toothbrush and anti-cavity toothpaste. The Pro-Health product line includes:

  • Crest Pro-Health Healthy Fresh Toothpaste delivers comprehensive protection for your teeth and protects all these areas dentist check most: cavities, gingivitis, plaque, sensitivity, tartar, whitening, and fresh breath. Suggested Retail Price: $4.25 (4 oz) $4.75 (5.8 oz)
  • Crest Pro-Health Multi-Protection Rinse kills 99% of germs** that can cause plaque, gingivitis and bad breath. Suggested Retail Price: $5.99 (500 mL) $7.29 (1L)
  • Oral-B Pro-Health All-In-One Toothbrush has been clinically proven to remove more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush with its CrissCross® bristles, which are angled at 16° to attack plaque from the right angle. Suggested Retail Price: $4.99

To learn more about Luke Joeckel's partnership with Crest and Oral-B visit: www.crest.com/gopro/

For more information on the Crest Pro-Health line of products, visit: www.crestprohealth.com or www.facebook.com/crest

ABOUT CREST

A trusted leader in oral health, Crest was the first oral care brand to secure the ADA Seal of Acceptance for a clinically proven fluoride toothpaste. Since first introducing fluoride toothpaste 54 years ago, it is estimated that Crest has helped prevent more than half a billion cavities in the United States. Headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, Crest is owned and distributed by Procter & Gamble.

ABOUT DRESS FOR SUCCESS

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 125 cities in 15 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 700,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. Visit www.dressforsuccess.org to learn more.

ABOUT PROCTER & GAMBLE

P&G serves approximately 4.6 billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Fairy®, Gain®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun®, Fusion®, Ace®, Febreze®, Ambi Pur®, SK-II®, and Vicks®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 75 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

** in laboratory tests

For Procter & Gamble
Elyzabeth Massucci, 646-500-7829
elyzabeth.massucci@mslgroup.com

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