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Cetaphil sponsors summer program for children with skin disease


FORT WORTH, Texas — Cetaphil, a brand of cleansers and moisturizers, announced that it is partnering with Camp Wonder, an initiative of the Children's Skin Disease Foundation. Cetaphil will sponsor the organization by donating a portion of the proceeds of a special edition moisturizing cream, available exclusively at Walgreens. The brand is also granting $100,000 to fund camp activities and more. The official partnership kicked off in June, to coincide with the annual Camp Wonder.

Camp Wonder is a medically staffed summer program that gives children ages secen to 16, who suffer from serious and fatal skin diseases, the opportunity to feel "normal" and simply have fun. The week-long camp is fully funded by The Children's Skin Disease Foundation (CSDF), an organization founded in May 2000 by Francesca Tenconi.

"This unique partnership resulted from a personal meeting with Tenconi and her family," explains Francois Fournier, president of Galderma Laboratories (makers of Cetaphil), L.P. headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. "We have been deeply touched and impressed by Francesca's exceptional courage and commitment to improve the lives of children suffering from severe skin conditions, a cause that aligns with Galderma's mission."

The special edition Cetaphil moisturizing cream, $14.99 (16 oz.), will be available beginning September at Walgreens stores.

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