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Peru introduced ten new routes to access the Historic Sanctuary of Machupicchu

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Peru introduced ten new routes to access the Historic Sanctuary of Machupicchu during the high season, from June 1 to October 15, 2024 and from December 30 to 31, 2024. Also, within this period, the visitors maximum capacity at this wonder of the world expanded to 5600 per day. The routes are articulated and programmed with established capacity and shifts in order to preserve the archaeological heritage and guarantee an optimal visitor experience. Peru has developed initiatives to ensure the long-term sustainability of its tourism sector. The country's commitment to sustainable tourism practices protects its emblematic destinations. For example, Machu Picchu is the first tourism destination to achieve carbon neutral international certification. PROMPERÚ provides the WhatsApp number (+51 944-492-314) of IPERÚ, a member of the Tourist Protection Network, available 24 hours a day from Monday to Sunday. Travelers can contact this number to receive information and assistance. The IPERÚ service, provided by the government free of charge, offers tourists official and up-to-date information about the country. A detailed infographic with the Machupicchu attractions that are included in each route can be downloaded here. Peru Export and Tourism Promotion Board (PROMPERÚ). We are the government agency in charge of the development and implementation of global strategies to position Peru via the promotion of its image, touristic destinations, added value exports and inversions. Contact Details José Carlos Collazos jcollazos@promperu.gob.pe Company Website http://www.promperu.gob.pe

June 20, 2024 10:12 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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FuelRod Launches Free Battery Swaps at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

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FuelRod, a leading provider of portable power solutions, today announced an exclusive promotion sponsored by Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). This groundbreaking initiative, which runs through November 30, allows travelers at AUS to swap their depleted FuelRod chargers for fresh ones at no cost. This marks the first promotion of its kind at any airport, highlighting FuelRod’s commitment to ensuring travelers have reliable access to power and a stress-free travel experience. Travelers passing through AUS can now enjoy the convenience of swapping their depleted FuelRods for fully charged ones up to 10 times per month, free of charge. This hassle-free process can be completed at any of the several FuelRod kiosks throughout the airport by simply selecting the “swap” button, entering a phone number, and exchanging the used rod for a fresh one. Phone numbers are collected to track the 10-use limit. For travelers who prefer not to provide a phone number, the standard swap fee of $1 applies. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is the first airport to offer such a promotion, setting a new standard for passenger comfort and convenience. This collaboration with FuelRod reflects a shared commitment to keeping travelers charged and connected by ensuring a reliable portable power source for their devices. FuelRod aims for this promotion to inspire similar initiatives nationwide, bringing sustainable charging solutions to travelers across the country. “We are extremely proud of our partnership with Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and their support of our vision for easily accessible, eco-friendly charging for travelers on the go,” said Joe Yeagley, FuelRod Co-founder. “AUS, as the first airport to sponsor the FuelRod “Swap” service, exemplifies Texas hospitality and demonstrates their commitment to providing an elevated experience for their passengers.” About FuelRod FuelRod is a California-based company specializing in portable power solutions. The developer of the FuelRod kit, the first reusable, portable charging system, FuelRod allows you to charge your mobile device on the go and then recharge or swap it for a fresh one. With a growing network of kiosks nationwide, FuelRod ensures your devices stay powered virtually wherever you go. Learn more at fuel-rod.com. Contact Details Razor Sharp PR Ray Young +1 512-694-6097 ray@razorsharppr.com Company Website https://www.fuel-rod.com/

June 20, 2024 09:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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Full Pull Launches Real-Money Gaming Sports App, Bringing Legal Gaming to Truck and Tractor Pulling for the First Time

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Full Pull Entertainment, a pioneering force in the world of truck and tractor pulling, today announced the launch of Full Pull Picks, its highly anticipated legal skill-based gaming sports app. The Full Pull Picks rollout marks a historic moment for the 75-year-old sport, giving motorsport enthusiasts their first chance at placing legal bets on the sport, just in time for the Budweiser Dairyland Super Nationals in Tomah, WI. With a rich history, truck and tractor pulling has evolved from its grassroots origins into a spectacle captivating millions of fans worldwide. Full Pull Picks is built on a unique peer-to-peer, player adjusted payouts system, where all entries are placed together in a pool, and payouts are based on the collective entries of the participants, adding an extra layer of excitement to the events, and ensuring a fair and transparent gaming experience. As a special offer this weekend, Full Pull will provide up to $20 for all first-time deposits. Full Pull Picks is available for motorsport fans in Alaska, California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin. “Full Pull’s mission is to enhance the fan experience and grow the sport of truck and tractor pulling among existing and new audiences,” said Chase Richardson, Co-Founder and CEO of Full Pull Entertainment. “We think truck and tractor pulling is the most thrilling motorsport in this country. We know that real money gaming enthusiast will soon become fans as well.” This launch follows Full Pull’s recent announcement of its 2024 summer streaming schedule. The 16-week, 32-session schedule will be packed with exhilarating action and will include expert pull-by-pull commentary, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, and live analysis for the first time from all major pulling associations. Full Pull’s streaming feature, Full Pull LIVE, broadcasts major pulling leagues such as the National Tractor Pullers Association, Inc., & Outlaw Truck & Tractor Pulling Association, ensuring fans stay connected with the latest developments in the sport. Fans can choose a monthly subscription on Full Pull LIVE priced at $39.99, providing unlimited access to all sessions throughout the season. For those interested in specific sessions, a session-only pass is available at $25 per session. Full Pull LIVE is now available on multiple streaming services including Roku and Fire TV. To experience the thrill of tractor pulling, fans can visit the iOS App Store or Google Play, search for “Full Pull” and tap “Download.” Full Pull Picks is also available via the web at http://fullpullpicks.com. About Full Pull Established in 2021, Full Pull Entertainment is a trailblazing force in the world of truck and tractor pulling. The platform offers detailed data and engaging content, catering to both new and seasoned fans, guiding them through the excitement of the betting process. With strong industry relationships, Full Pull is not only redefining fan engagement but also propelling a 75-year-old sports phenomenon into the 21st century with a dynamic blend of tradition and innovation. For more information about Full Pull, to watch live streamed pulling events, or to sign up for their real-money DFS contests, please visit https://www.fullpull.us. # # # Established in 2021, Full Pull Entertainment is a trailblazing force in the world of truck and tractor pulling. The platform offers detailed data and engaging content, catering to both new and seasoned fans, guiding them through the excitement of the betting process. With strong industry relationships, Full Pull is not only redefining fan engagement but also propelling a 75-year-old sports phenomenon into the 21st century with a dynamic blend of tradition and innovation. For more information about Full Pull, to watch live streamed pulling events, or to sign up for their real-money DFS contests, please visit https://www.fullpull.us.\ Contact Details Jackson Gaskins jgaskins@hotpaperlantern.com Company Website https://www.fullpull.us

June 19, 2024 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Expert Tips to Support and Celebrate Aging Pets

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Many pet owners struggle with the reality of their furry friends aging. Dr. Stacey Bone, veterinarian and senior pet advocate with Hill’s Pet Nutrition recently talked about the importance of embracing, not fearing, this natural process and how proper nutrition and care can help pets live bold in their older years. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/nhs96_Yu3Uc According to a 2019 study by The American Animal Hospital Association, 80% of pet owners do not realize the age at which their pet is considered a senior pet – which is typically age 7. Just like humans, pets’ biology changes as they age, but getting older doesn't have to make life any less exciting. Pet parents fear aging, because “getting old” is associated with slowing down and losing the spirit and vibrancy that makes their pets special. The fear associated with owning a senior pet can potentially lead to inadequate care for senior pets, resulting in health issues and decreased quality of life. There are attainable ways to support your senior pet’s changing needs. Knowing how to best care for your pet – from tailored nutrition for senior pets to regular veterinary care - can help pet parents continue to experience a full life together.   Tailored Nutrition for Senior Pets Hill’s Pet Nutrition is raising awareness of the unique nutritional needs of senior pets and how important it is to switch to a food designed specifically for seniors, such as Hill’s Science Diet Senior Vitality. The right nutrition can help senior pets live life to the fullest, so it is important to transition your pet to a senior pet food that meets his or her needs. Hill’s Science Diet Senior Vitality is made for older pets’ changing biology, including balanced minerals for heart and kidney health, omega-6 fatty acids and vitamin E for healthy skin and coat, and easy-to-digest ingredients to support digestion. Hill’s Science Diet Senior Vitality improves senior pets’ everyday ability to get up and go. It features nutrition that can help support the brain function, interaction and overall energy and vitality of your senior pet. In a clinical study, pet parents observed increased affection and stamina in as little as 28 days when their pets ate Senior Vitality dry dog food. The best food for aging pets is one formulated to keep up with their changing nutritional requirements. Talk with your veterinarian to ensure your dog or cat is getting the right nutrition at each lifestage.   Encouraging Senior Pet Adoption There are many animals in shelters across the nation who need homes, and some of the most overlooked pets include seniors. Hill’s Pet Nutrition is encouraging people to consider opening their hearts and homes to a senior pet in a shelter. Senior pets tend to spend the longest time at shelters and are often viewed as unadoptable based on the misperception that they likely have behavioral issues. In reality, many of these animals were companions to elderly people who passed away or moved to an assisted living facility. Only 25% of senior pets get adopted, compared to a 60% adoption rate for younger pets, according to the ASPCA. Puppies and kittens are cute, but they also need a ton of extra attention and training. On the other hand, senior pets are overflowing with love and their laid-back personalities make them perfect for lots of different homes. Along with expert care from shelter staff, quality nutrition can play a vital role in helping shelter pets be healthy, happy and more adoptable. That’s why Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program provides science-led nutrition to hundreds of shelters across North America, helping more than 14 million pets find new homes since 2002. For more information, visit hillspet.com and search ‘Senior Care’ to learn more about care and nutrition for senior pets. About Dr. Stacey Bone: Dr. Stacey Bone brings over 16 years of expertise to his role as a small animal veterinarian, where he currently serves both as a relief veterinarian and as a senior brand manager at Hill's Pet Nutrition. Within Hill's, he is part of the Prescription Diet marketing team, driving the company's strategic vision in the U.S. market. With a heartfelt commitment to geriatric pet care, Dr. Bone focuses on areas critical to the health of senior pets, including advanced nutrition, comprehensive disease management, and the importance of preventive care. That passion led him to found a company dedicated to creating products that address the unique issues of senior pets. His work is characterized by a deep understanding of veterinary science, coupled with genuine care for his animal patients. Dr. Bone is an advocate for educating pet parents about the impactful role that nutrition plays in senior pet health: “Most pet parents do not like to acknowledge that their pet is getting older, but celebrating aging, rather than fearing it, can help those animals live long, full lives. In partnership with your veterinarian, it is important to transition your pet to a senior pet food that meets his or her needs. Providing age-appropriate nutrition supports overall energy and mobility and can help pets live life to the fullest.” Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 18, 2024 04:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Unveiling the Food, Beverage & Restaurant Trends Set to Revolutionize Dining Experiences in 2024

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Whether you're indulging in a quick bite on the go or savoring an elegant, fine dining experience, discover how restaurants are integrating fresh flavors, cutting-edge technology, and eco-friendly solutions to transform your dining experience. A nationwide media tour was conducted live from the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show®, featured industry experts Christine Johnson and Caitlin Rodgers, who provided an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the latest food trends and culinary innovations that are setting the stage for the future of dining. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/4mSjocVU8Rg Topics that were discussed with stations across the country live from McCormick Place in Chicago at the National Restaurant Association Show included: • The latest restaurant industry trends, news, and insights from the Show floor. • The dynamic mix of flavors that are igniting creativity and innovation in food and beverage menus across the nation. • How technology is elevating the dining experience — from enhancing customer loyalty to automating pick-up and drive-through ordering • Advancements in sustainability and zero-waste initiatives. The National Restaurant Association Restaurant Show stands as the epicenter of foodservice innovation and inspiration, the most pivotal, must-attend event for professionals from every corner of the industry. This year, the Show attracted more than 58,000 foodservice professionals from across the United States and around the globe, representing 124 countries. The Show floor spanned over 723,400 square feet—over 12 football fields—offering attendees the opportunity to explore products and services from 2,240 exhibitors across more than 900 categories. Plans are already underway for the 2025 National Restaurant Association Show, which will take place from May 17-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago. For more information and to relive the highlights of the 2024 Show, visit www.nationalrestaurantshow.com. ### About The National Restaurant Association Show The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show® is the Western Hemisphere's most influential foodservice event showcasing industry innovations and trends. Each year (starting in 1919), the Show brings together restaurant operators and foodservice professionals for four days of celebrity-led demos, exhibits, sampling, education and networking. The Show unites a global community and enables exploration of the latest advancements in food, beverage, equipment, technology and solutions driving the industry forward. The Show is owned and operated by Informa in partnership with the National Restaurant Association. Visit www.nationalrestaurantshow.com for more information. About Informa Informa is a leading international B2B markets, live and on-demand events and digital services group. They connect businesses and professionals in 30+ industries with the knowledge they need to learn more, know more and do more. Informa has hundreds of global brands, products and services and employs 11,000 employees in ~30 countries worldwide. Informa Connect is a content-led, live and on-demand experiences business which connects professionals with knowledge, ideas and opportunities. Informa Connect, a community of over 1,000 colleagues globally, offers connection through events, media and research. They service a number of different industries including Foodservice, Finance, Bio Tech and Pharma, Pop Culture, Marketing, Law, Energy, HR, Sustainability, Construction. Visit Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 18, 2024 03:19 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Rack Room Shoes Announces Winners of the 2024 Teacher of the Year Contest

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Rack Room Shoes, held its annual Teacher of the Year contest, which allows customers to nominate deserving and dedicated teachers who have made a positive and influential impact. Each winning teacher is awarded a $10,000 technology grant for their school and a $500 Rack Room Shoes gift card. After a thorough selection process, Rack Room Shoes is proud to recognize five outstanding teachers: Glorian Cardona, a first-grade teacher at St. Joseph Catholic Parish School in Athens, Georgia Hilary Hadley, a first-grade teacher at Coosa Valley Elementary in Cropwell, Alabama Kendria Jones, a ninth-grade teacher at Pine Bluff Junior High in Pine Bluff, Arkansas Grace Norton, a first-grade teacher at Northern Elementary in Lexington, Kentucky and Shantana Valdez, a middle school teacher at Santa Rosa Middle School in Santa Rosa, New Mexico The 2024 Teacher of the Year Contest began with an open call for nominations, inviting individuals from across the country to share stories of their favorite teachers and how these educators have positively influenced their lives or the lives of their children. More than 388 teachers were nominated, each deserving recognition for their exceptional dedication. After a public vote period, the five winning teachers were chosen. "We are honored to recognize these exceptional teachers who have gone above and beyond to shape the lives of their students," said Brenda Christmon, senior director of brand communications at Rack Room Shoes. "Their dedication, passion, and commitment to education inspire us all. Through this contest, we aim to celebrate their remarkable achievements." In previous years of the contest, the schools in need of technology used their grants to buy iPads for classrooms, podcast equipment, Apple TVs, Smartboards, STEM teaching support materials, and even equipped an entire special needs classroom with new desks. The Teacher of the Year Contest is a testament to Rack Room Shoes' commitment to making an impact in the communities we serve. About Rack Room Shoes Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Rack Room Shoes is known as an innovator in the shoe industry for over 100 years. Rack Room Shoes operates more than 520 locations nationwide under the Rack Room Shoes and Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse brands. Both brands offer a great variety of on-trend styles for women, men and children in athletic, comfort and dress categories, while providing a delightful and trusted shopping experience for our valued customers. Through Rack Room Shoes Gives, our ongoing philanthropic program, we provide ways in which customers and employees can seek support for charitable organizations, instilling trust and inspiration in the communities we serve. Contact Details Dejah Gilliam +1 704-501-4567 dejah.gilliam@rackroom.com Brenda Christmon +1 704-491-1850 brenda.christmon@rackroom.com

June 18, 2024 01:12 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Handlery Hotel to “Brighten Up” Union Square With a Summer of Lights

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Handlery Hotels, California’s oldest family-owned and operated hotel company, is shining a light on San Francisco neighborhoods with their Summer Lights celebration from June through August. Beginning June 15, the Handlery Union Square Hotel will kick off the celebration by lighting up the hotel with new dynamic streaming lights. Part of a complete refurbishing of the exterior façade, the lights brighten up the Union Square area as it continues to make a comeback. “We had the bright idea that we should support the City’s efforts to help neighborhoods in San Francisco continue positive steps for the benefit of the residents and our visitors,” said Jack Handlery, General Manager of the hotel. To recognize Pride month, the Handlery Family is donating $10,000 to SF LGBT Center in the Castro neighborhood. Come July, the family will donate another $10,000 to the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center in the Tenderloin. To wrap up the summer, a final $10,000 will be given to the Booker T. Washington Community Service Center. “We’re hoping this inspires others to give back to San Francisco’s neighborhoods and support the City by the Bay as it returns to its beauty,” remarked Jack Handlery. About Handlery Hotels Handlery Hotels, founded by Harry Handlery in 1928, have been serving guests for just shy of 100 years. Two ideally located properties welcome guests visiting both northern and southern California: Both hotels, The Handlery Union Square Hotel in San Francisco and Handlery Hotel San Diego, feature outdoor heated swimming pools, onsite parking, and are conveniently located to local attractions. Check out San Francisco’s new “ Splash Play Stay Summer Package ”. Frequent guests can take advantage of the Handlery Rewards program, which offers one free night after every 10 nights you stay at either California location. For more information, please visit www.handlery.com. Media please note: For interview requests and photos, please contact Robin Carr at (415) 971-3991 or robin@landispr.com. ### Contact Details Landis Communications Inc. Robin Carr +1 415-971-3991 handlery@landispr.com

June 18, 2024 08:02 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Wellness And Dietary Supplement Company Safety Shot Reports Bringing World's First Patented Rapid Blood Alcohol Detox Solution To Market

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By Anthony Termini, Benzinga The last nine months have been busy for Safety Shot (NASDAQ: SHOT), a developer of over-the-counter and prescription-grade health and wellness products based in Jupiter, Florida. The company launched its eponymous beverage – Safety Shot, a groundbreaking drink that alleviates the effects of alcohol – in the third quarter of 2023. Since then, Safety Shot has been actively building its business and market share. What Makes The Safety Shot Beverage So Unique? The Safety Shot beverage’s makers share that it’s a proprietary blend of natural ingredients carefully crafted to reduce blood alcohol levels. It is a holistic solution designed to support liver and brain function and to swiftly alleviate the effects of alcohol consumption. There are certainly other “hangover cures” marketed as treatments for overindulgence. While some are herbal remedies, others include large amounts of sugar. Still others rely on caffeine, which science suggests may be unwise. It is a reliance on science that makes Safety Shot’s solution unique. While other “remedies” may relieve some of the symptoms of alcohol consumption, they do not address its harmful effects. Safety Shot says its patented formula is a precise combination of nootropics, vitamins, amino acids and minerals formulated to support the maintenance of muscle and brain function. Backed by extensive research, Safety Shot accelerates recovery because it helps the body process alcohol more efficiently. This provides liver support by reducing alcohol absorption. Safety Shot also helps restore the central nervous system, cognition and the motor cortex. As such, it can improve mental and physical well-being. Academic research published by the National Institutes of Health has shown that some of the ingredients in Safety Shot can “improve the brain’s supply of glucose and oxygen, have antihypoxic effects, and protect brain tissue from neurotoxicity.” Safety Shot Is Addressing A Chronic Problem And A Huge Market Opportunity According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 178,000 people die from excessive alcohol use each year in the United States. To address a component of this chronic problem, Safety Shot is developing a concentrated form of its functional beverage platform that could be used to treat alcohol poisoning in hospitals and other emergency settings. “With 52 million people rushed to the ER each year due to acute alcohol consumption, we believe that prescription-grade Safety Shot could be used in a variety of settings,” said Dr. Glynn Wilson, Safety Shot’s Chief Scientific Officer. At the same time, the company remains committed to the booming global consumer market for hangover cure products. That market is estimated by Zion Market Research to reach roughly $9.5 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 14.5% over 2023-2032. More than a third of that total will come from the United States. Recent Distribution Deals Translate To Nationwide Availability In May, Safety Shot entered into an agreement with GoBrands, Inc., the company that owns online consumer goods and food delivery service GoPuff. "We are thrilled to launch Safety Shot with GoPuff, a company with millions of monthly shoppers, offering a unique and reliable experience for customers nationwide," said Josh Wagner, Safety Shot’s Chief Revenue Officer. The national reach of GoPuff is augmented by its regional retail distribution strength. The company owns BevMo!, which has stores throughout California, Arizona, and Washington. Its Liquor Barn subsidiary puts Safety Shot into more than 20 stores in Kentucky. Within weeks of announcing the GoPuff deal, Safety Shot also entered into distribution agreements with major distributors such as Capital Drugs, Prime CSB, Mr. Checkout and BM Distributors. The deals expand Safety Shot’s footprint in key markets. The BM alliance puts Safety Shot into stores throughout Southern California and gives it an immediate presence in Las Vegas, where it reaches a core tourism audience. According to Josh Wagner, Safety Shot's Chief Revenue Officer, the Prime CSB opportunity opens up “two high-volume regions that make up a significant part of our overarching Northeast expansion efforts.” Furthermore, the Capital Drugs agreement gives Safety Shot shelf space in 300 drug stores across the United States and enhances the brand’s identity as a functional wellness beverage. At the same time, the company is working on expanding its B2B sales strategy by working with restaurants and bars (and the distributors that service them) to expand Safety Shot’s availability. The Safety Shot Team Includes Leaders In The Wellness And Dietary Supplement Industry Safety Shot, which was built on a foundation of robust clinical data, has added a number of key executives to its management team and advisory board. Among them is David Sandler, the company's Chief Operating Officer, who has over three decades of experience in the health and nutrition industry. David J. Long, the CEO and co-founder of Orangetheory Fitness, has also joined the company’s Board of Directors, as has newly appointed CEO Jarrett Boon, who has more than 30 years of experience creating and growing successful businesses. The Honorable Jack Brewer, M.Ed., a White House Presidential Appointee and Former Ambassador, joined Safety Shot’s board in 2023. Safety Shot Continues To Build On A Solid Foundation In addition to its recent distribution pacts and management appointments, Safety Shot has also enlisted a number of celebrity influencers to help promote the brand. These include record-breaking pro skateboarder Danny Way, Multiplatform Entertainer Matthew Espinosa and mixed martial artist Jorge Masvidal. Additional funding for Safety Shot’s operations and promotional efforts was recently secured through the successful private placement of a pure equity investment from private institutional investor, Core 4 Capital Corp. Safety Shot raised gross proceeds of $5 million in the arrangement, which company management says will help it create its own product category – rapid alcohol detoxification. Click here for more information about Safety Shot’s blood alcohol-reducing beverage. Investors interested in owning shares of Safety Shot stock can begin their research at Compass Live Media. Image sourced from Shutterstock Benzinga is a leading financial media and data provider, known for delivering accurate, timely, and actionable financial information to empower investors and traders. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details Benzinga +1 877-440-9464 info@benzinga.com Company Website http://www.benzinga.com

June 18, 2024 08:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Shedding Light on Cystic Fibrosis

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a rare, progressive, and genetic disease that currently affects about 40,000 people in the United States. CF is the result of a defective gene, inherited from each parent, and the disease can impact people of all races and ethnicities. Recently, KC White, Board Chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss the disease, her personal journey, and how the Foundation is helping progress care and treatment options. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/8wj8u0JEqLU CF is a life-shortening disease that prevents our bodies from clearing mucus. This can lead to lung infections, poor nutrition, lung disease, and a host of unique challenges that can impact every aspect of a person’s life. When it was first discovered, it was considered a fatal pediatric disease. But due to transformative advancements in treatments and high-quality care, the life-expectancy for someone born with CF today is 56. While that number is climbing there is still a long way to go and unfortunately, not all people with CF equally benefit from this progress. KC White was elected chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2022 after serving on the Board since 2005. Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 3, White has been a committed volunteer and inspiring advocate for the Foundation since childhood and is the first person with CF to serve as board chair. When she was diagnosed, she wasn’t expected to live past high school age, but her family refused to accept that fate, which prompted their dedication to the Foundation’s work. Because of recent treatments known as modulators, about 90% of the CF population (including KC) experienced an incredible transformation in their health. With this though, comes navigating unplanned challenges including careers, finances, family, and more. In addition to fueling the research, particularly in genetic therapies, that will lead to transformative treatments for the entire CF population, the CF Foundation works to support the CF community in all aspects of their lives through support programs and fostering connection opportunities. The CF Foundation is committed to finding a cure and providing all people with CF the opportunity to lead long, fulfilling lives. The Foundation is aggressively funding research and drug development, advancing high-quality, specialized care, and partnering with and advocating for the CF community. For more information, visit CFF.ORG About KC White KC White was elected chair of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 2022 after serving on the Board since 2005. Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 3, White has been a committed volunteer and inspiring advocate for the Foundation since childhood, speaking at her first Foundation event when she was only 9 years old. She is the first person with CF to serve as board chair. White received her Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2022 and currently serves as an assistant instructor in the program. She is also the Head Varsity Women’s Lacrosse coach for the Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Tigers. She and her husband, Justin, have one son, Mac. About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a donor-supported nonprofit organization leading the relentless pursuit of a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation is committed to providing all people with CF the opportunity to lead long, fulfilling lives by funding research and drug development, advancing high-quality, specialized care, and partnering with and advocating for the CF community. The Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. The organization supports and accredits a national network of over 130 CF care centers recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease. Also, the Foundation manages support programs and fosters connection opportunities for the CF community. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation’s impact is made possible by the work of nearly 70 local chapters across the country. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 17, 2024 01:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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