DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ProPhase Labs (NASDAQ: PRPH), makers of Cold-EEZE, and a leader in over-the-counter (OTC) natural cold remedies, has announced its support for The Daily News Readers Care to Feed the Hungry Canned Food Drive (DNRC), a thirty-year tradition of collecting non-perishable food donations throughout New York City. Cold-EEZE will bring Married to Jonas stars Kevin and Danielle Jonas to assist in collecting much needed food items at an event on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 12:00 pm 2:00 pm EST at Engine 8, Ladder 2, Battalion 8 Firehouse located at 165 East 51st Street (between 3rd Avenue and Lexington Avenue).
America's favorite reality sweethearts, Kevin and Danielle Jonas from E!'s hit show "Married to Jonas", will host this food drive event and those who attend will have the chance to meet, take pictures with and receive autographs from the Jonas'. City Harvest delivers the food it collects throughout the year to the more than 1 million New Yorkers facing hunger each year, including most recently those people who have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy. This year, City Harvest will collect more than 42 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry and deliver it free of charge to some 600 community food programs throughout New York City.
"We're pleased to join forces with The Daily News, City Harvest and Kevin and Danielle Jonas to offer New Yorkers some much-needed relief during this difficult time," said Ted Karkus, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ProPhase Labs. "As a New Yorker myself, I know the importance of this initiative and am humbled to be a part of it both personally and professionally."
"Every year City Harvest is thankful for all of the organizations who help us achieve our mission," said Robyn Stein, Director of Corporate Partnerships for City Harvest. "We appreciate that Cold-EEZE as well as Mr. and Mrs. Jonas have made the needs of hungry New Yorkers and Hurricane Sandy victims a priority during this holiday time."
Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy is the #1 pharmacist-recommended cold remedy and is clinically proven to safely and effectively reduce the duration of the common cold by nearly half. Cold-EEZE recently introduced its Daytime/Nighttime QuickMelts® which dissolve quickly in your mouth without water and deliver the same amount of active ingredient (zinc gluconate) as one clinically-proven and #1 pharmacist recommended Cold-EEZE lozenge. Cold-EEZE also offers a convenient and great tasting Oral Spray version which in just two sprays, also deliver the same amount of cold remedy (active ingredient zinc gluconate) as one Cold-EEZE lozenge. Cold-EEZE is available in the cold remedies aisle at over 40,000 fine retail locations including all major food stores, drug chains and mass retailers. To find a retailer or buy online please visit http://www.coldeeze.com.
About ProPhase Labs
ProPhase Labs is a diversified natural health medical science company. It is a leading marketer and manufacturer of the Cold-EEZE® family of lozenges clinically proven to significantly reduce the severity and duration of the common cold. Cold-EEZE customers include leading national retailers, chain food, drug and mass merchandise stores, wholesalers and distributors, as well as independent pharmacies.
ProPhase Labs has several wholly owned subsidiaries including a manufacturing unit, which consists of an FDA registered facility to manufacture Cold-EEZE lozenges and fulfill other contract manufacturing opportunities. ProPhase also owns 50% of Phusion Laboratories LLC ("Phusion"). Phusion licenses a revolutionary proprietary technology that has the potential to improve the delivery and/or efficacy of many active ingredients or compounds. Phusion will formulate and test products to exploit market opportunities within ProPhase's robust OTC distribution channels. For more information visit us at www.ProPhaseLabs.com.
About City Harvest
Now serving New York City for 30 years, City Harvest (www.cityharvest.org) is the world's first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city's hungry men, women, and children. This year, City Harvest will collect more than 42 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms. This food is then delivered free of charge to some 600 community food programs throughout New York City by a fleet of trucks and bikes. City Harvest helps feed the more than one million New Yorkers that face hunger each year.
SOURCE ProPhase Labs