September 21, 2006 | Mark Paradies

Clean Hands Week Press Release

It is National Clean Hands Week September 17-23 and Back to School time. This is to try to raise awareness about the role clean hands play in preventing the spread of infectious disease. Clean Hands Prevent Disease Save Lives is the mission for the Clean Hands Coalition, for which Dr.Will and Henry the Hand Foundation are founding members. For activities during National Clean Hands Week visit

Exciting news is that Henry the Hand’s School Kit is available to start the School year off on the right foot to reducing absenteeism and try to prevent the September “spike” in illness that occurs each year. Visit to order your School Kit and download free posters and Coloring Book to post or give away, in order to teach the children the true primary prevention for infectious disease. More than 22 million school days are missed each year due to the common cold (CDC). Some viruses and bacteria can live between 20 minutes and 2 hours on a desk top, cafeteria table or door knob.(CDC)

Thank you for helping to “spread the word not the germs”.

Just for the health of it!

Dr Will

Henry The Hand Foundation

11714 US 42

Cincinnati, Oh 45241

Henry the Hand’s 4 Principles of Hand Awareness:

1. WASH your hands when they are dirty and BEFORE eating.

2. DO NOT cough into your hands.

3. DO NOT sneeze into your hands.

4. Above all, DO NOT put your fingers into your eyes, nose or mouth.

The 4 Principles of Hand Awareness have been endorsed by the AMA and AAFP.

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