Did you know you come into contact with 300 surfaces every 30 minutes, exposing you to 840,000 germs? Or that only about 5% of people wash their hands correctly? And that 80% of communicable diseases are transferred by touch?
Did you know that this can all be prevented by proper hand hygiene? Dial® and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America teamed up again this year to celebrate Global Handwashing Day (October 15th) by giving the gift of clean and moisturized hands.
As part of their Healthier Futures™ program, Dial® and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America hosted an interactive and educational experience at P.S./I.S. 218 to teach children in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program healthy hygiene habits. This is the third year Dial® has partnered with a charitable cause as part of Global Handwashing Day. In 2017, Dial® pledged to donate $50,000 to expand access to handwashing stations throughout impoverished communities worldwide and to increase awareness of sanitary habits. This year, they will donate a $100,000 check in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Even though Global Handwashing Day has now passed, National Handwashing Awareness Week is actually from December 2nd – 8th.
Be sure to stock up on your Dial soaps and spend the extra few seconds at the sink – your health is in your hands!