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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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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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Celebrating National Candy Month This June

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/8-MvqzTyiOs June is National Candy Month, and there is no better way to kick off the summer than with a celebration of chocolate and candy. To mark the occasion, the National Confectioners Association’s (NCA) Carly Schildhaus conducted a nationwide media tour, sharing how chocolate and candy enhance Americans’ favorite activities all summer long. Packed full of holidays, traditions, and special occasions, the summer months are a reminder of the unique role chocolate and candy play in making memorable moments even sweeter. Whether their plans include camping, beach vacations, road trips, or family visits, most Americans will bring their favorite treats along for the fun. While they lean into the carefree spirit of the season, consumers still understand that chocolate and candy are treats. People in the U.S. enjoy chocolate and candy 2-3 times per week, averaging just 40 calories and about one teaspoon of added sugar per day. Here’s how consumers are treating during National Candy Month: · Top treats: Gummy candy, chocolate, taffy, lollipops, and hard candy top the list of consumers’ favorite summer treats. · Treating on the go: 86% of people going on a road trip will bring along chocolate and candy, 82% will share treats on a family visit, and 68% will hit the beach with their favorites in tow. · Everything and s’more: 78% of campers say they will treat themselves to chocolate and candy – and there’s no better way to end a summer day than around the campfire with s’mores. Of the people who enjoy them, 78% will opt for classic milk or dark chocolate in their s’mores, while 22% prefer more innovative ingredients. · Scream for ice cream: To dress up their ice cream cones, consumers say chocolate pieces, chocolate sauce, peanut butter candy, and gummy candy are their preferred toppings. Learn more: To learn more about National Candy Month, visit NationalCandyMonth.com for fun facts, tips for treating, and plenty of ideas and inspiration for how to celebrate this June and all summer long. Get in on the summer fun and follow NCA on Facebook, X, and Instagram, and join the conversation on social media by using #NationalCandyMonth. About the National Confectioners Association (NCA): The National Confectioners Association is the leading trade organization for the $48 billion U.S. confectionery industry. NCA advocates for an environment that enables candy makers to thrive and works to ensure that chocolate, candy, gum and mints are celebrated for their contributions to culture, society, the economy and everyday moments of joy. The industry employs nearly 58,000 workers in more than 1,600 manufacturing facilities across all 50 states and supports an additional 635,000 jobs in related fields. The U.S. confectionery industry has made a commitment to increasing transparency, providing more portion guidance options and educating consumers about the role of confectionery in a happy, balanced lifestyle. Learn more at CandyUSA.com or follow NCA on Facebook, X and Instagram. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 17, 2024 12:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Stupid Cancer Announces CancerCon Live 2024 in Austin, Texas

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Stupid Cancer, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering everyone affected by adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer, is thrilled to announce that CancerCon Live 2024 will take place in Austin, Texas for the first time ever. This landmark event, scheduled for August 15 - 18, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Austin, promises to bring together hundreds of young adult cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and advocates from across the country to share their experiences, gain valuable insights/resources, and build lasting connections. “We look forward to creating an unforgettable experience that empowers young adults affected by cancer and helps them connect with others who truly understand their journey.” says Alison Silberman, CEO of Stupid Cancer. CancerCon Live is the premier annual gathering for the AYA cancer community, offering a unique blend of education, support, and empowerment. This year's event in Austin will feature: Keynote Speakers: Hear from leading voices in the AYA cancer community, including survivors, healthcare professionals, and advocates, sharing their stories and insights on topics ranging from advancements in cancer treatment to survivorship challenges. Workshops and Panels: Participate in interactive sessions on a wide range of topics tailored to the unique needs of AYA cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers, covering mental health, fertility preservation, advocacy, career development, and more. Meet the AYA Community: Dedicated time for attendees to connect with peers, build lasting friendships, and expand their support networks in a supportive and inclusive environment. Exhibit Hall: Explore resources, products, and services from leading organizations committed to supporting the AYA cancer community as well as a few local small businesses. Social Events: Enjoy fun and engaging social activities designed to foster connections and create memorable experiences with some local Austin flavor. Local excursions: Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the city’s unique attractions, including Bat Watching under Congress Bridge and unlimited Skee-Ball at Full Circle Bar, to name a few, all while engaging in meaningful activities that support their personal and collective growth. “Austin’s dynamic and inclusive culture aligns perfectly with our mission to build a strong, supportive community for AYA cancer patients and survivors. We look forward to welcoming everyone to what promises to be our most impactful CancerCon yet,” says Eddie Mouradian, Director of Development. For over a decade, Stupid Cancer has brought together hundreds of patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates, and health professionals at the largest gathering of the AYA community - CancerCon (R). Now gathering both online and off, every CancerCon event is an immersive experience, led by transformative connection and education. The majority of conference attendees are AYA (age 15-39) cancer patients and survivors, but caregivers and health professionals of all ages are also welcome. CancerCon Live is hosted in a different US city each year as we seek to make the event always be within reach of our community at all times. Registration for CancerCon Live 2024 is now open. To register or learn more about the event, please visit cancercon.org. About Stupid Cancer Stupid Cancer’s mission is to help empower everyone affected by adolescent and young adult cancer by ending isolation and building community. Through innovative programming and strategic communications, the organization aims to provide support, resources, education, and a sense of community both online and in-person. For more information, please visit stupidcancer.org. For media inquires, contact: media@stupidcancer.org About Stupid Cancer:Stupid Cancer's mission is to help empower everyone in the adolescent and young adult (AYA) community by ending isolation and building community. Contact Details Alison Silberman +1 646-868-0087 media@stupidcancer.org Company Website https://stupidcancer.org/

June 12, 2024 02:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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ACTIVATE’S CUTTING-EDGE GAMING EXPANDS TO KANSAS CITY

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Activate, the world’s first active gaming facility and TikTok viral sensation, is thrilled to announce its first location in Kansas City, set to open on June 21, 2024. Building on the success of its openings in Dallas-Southlake, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Atlanta, and Houston-Katy, Activate provides a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that continues to capture the imagination of gamers everywhere. Activate Kansas City is located at 6900 W 119th St, Overland Park, KS 66209. Activate is transforming the gaming landscape, counting 11 locations in the United States and 13 locations across Canada with no signs of slowing down. Attracting over 2.6 million players worldwide, the experience blends cutting-edge technology with action-packed challenges for an adrenaline-fueled adventure. "Bringing our interactive and immersive gaming experience to Kansas City’s vibrant community is a significant milestone for us," expressed Will Gray, Director of Marketing at Activate Games. “We can't wait for locals to dive into our high-tech, adrenaline-pumping adventures that blend physical activity with digital gameplay. This opening marks our expansion into a dynamic new market and reinforces our commitment to delivering unforgettable experiences. Get ready, Kansas City – the future of gaming has arrived.” With over 11,000 square feet of fun, Activate Kansas City’s new state-of-the-art gaming facility welcomes all ages and skill levels, encouraging players to explore and create their own unique experiences. Here’s what to expect: Guests can sign up in groups of two to five players Through progress tracking via Activate’s high-tech electronic RFID wristbands, players can rack up points, level up, and earn prizes along the way. Top gaming rooms include the TikTok viral sensation Mega Grid with 500+ multi-activated rainbow-colored tiles, blasting the beaming bullseye in a game called Strike, and feel like a modern-day spy in the Laser room. Try Level 1 easy or take it to Level 10 extreme. Play as a team in cooperative mode, or challenge your friends in competitive mode games. In addition to Kansas City, Activate can be found in major U.S. markets such as Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, and New Jersey, along with Canadian markets such as Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Halifax, and Brampton. Additional Activate locations are set to open in 2024 across the United States in markets such as New York (Roosevelt Field), and Detroit, MI, along with internationally, including Dubai opening in the Fall, 2024 and launching in the UK in 2025. Activate operates over 30 locations across Canada, and the U.S. PLAN YOUR VISIT Book in advance to save time and ensure your preferred time is available. Each game lasts 1-3 minutes. The entire gaming experience lasts 75 minutes. Complete the waiver required for you to play in advance. Wear activewear and indoor runners. Age requirements: 10 and older. Where: 6900 W 119th St Overland Park, KS 66209. When: Sun-Thurs 9:30am - 10:00pm, Fri-Sat 9:30am - 11:00pm. For a sneak peek into Activate’s dynamic gaming experience and to keep tabs on the Activate Kansas City grand opening, click here. Join the Inner Circle to be the first to hear about new locations, behind-the-scenes information, deals, and more. Please find imagery assets here. Activate is the world's first active gaming experience where players #EnterTheGame. Activate offers a unique blend of physical activity and gaming that promotes a healthy lifestyle. Each Activate location provides fun and interactive rooms for players to compete, earn stars and track achievements. With the global headquarters located in Winnipeg, Canada, Activate has grown to 30 locations across Canada, the U.S. and now the world! To join the active gaming movement, visit playactivate.com. Follow Activate on social media: Facebook: Activate Instagram: @activategames TikTok: @activategames Contact Details Jalila Singerff +1 613-614-6777 jalila@jiveprdigital.com Company Website https://playactivate.com

June 12, 2024 09:27 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Busting the Myths Around Weight Loss Medication

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Obesity is one of the most common chronic health issues in the U.S. today, and can lead to or exacerbate many other significant physical and mental health challenges, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and depression. But GLP-1 injections are an impactful new tool that can help people on their weight loss journey. Recently, Dr. Craig Primack, the Senior Vice President of Weight Loss at Hims and Hers, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss the impact of obesity, common myths surrounding weight loss medications, and personalized options that can help. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/NGNz92bi7nY Research shows that even just 5-10% of body weight loss can improve blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, joint pain, sleep apnea, and other weight-related conditions. Weight loss drugs like GLP-1 medication are not only an exciting tool in the weight loss tool belt but can help to address the challenges associated with obesity. GLP-1 injections can support healthy weight loss along with a reduced calorie diet and increased exercise. Some common myths regarding weight loss medications, include: ● Many people assume that weight loss medications are magic. Weight loss drugs can be excellent tools for decreasing hunger and therefore reducing overall calorie intake, but their effects are not instant and should be combined with a healthy lifestyle approach, including a balanced diet and regular exercise. ● People also assume that the injections are painful. The injection is a very small needle that goes just under the skin. It feels like a small pinch, and is quite painless. For the most part, people do great with self-administering GLP-1 injections. ● Lastly, many people think that weight loss drugs come with dangerous side effects. Like all medications, there is a risk of side effects, but there are really only three common side effects associated with GLP-1’s, and they are generally mild: nausea, heartburn, and constipation. The benefits of these drugs far outweigh the risks for many, especially when compared to the health risks associated with being overweight. Hims & Hers’ personalized approach means custom treatment for individual needs to minimize these side effects. Known for its holistic, personalized approach to health and wellness, Hims & Hers is now offering access to GLP-1 injections designed for affordability and effectiveness. These are the four things you should know. ● Hims & Hers’ weight loss program is tailored to an individual’s needs and includes customized medication kits or GLP-1 medication, as determined appropriate by the healthcare provider. ● The science-backed and doctor-developed program is available 100% online for as little as $199 a month. ● Through the app, a licensed healthcare provider will work with you to decide the recommended treatment, plus provide realistic nutritional tips with easy to follow snack and meal ideas. ● Hims & Hers takes the safety of each customer very seriously. The pharmacies the brand works with provide sterile, single-use syringes with each GLP-1 shipment, and products are made with active ingredients from FDA regulated suppliers. And, injection medications are shipped in cold packs for temperature control in transit in the summer weather. For more information, visit hims.com/glp1 or forhers.com/glp1 About Dr. Craig Primack MD, FACP, FAAP, MFOMA Dr. Craig Primack is the Senior Vice President of Weight Loss at Hims & Hers. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois and subsequently attended medical school at Loyola University — The Stritch School of Medicine. He completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and in Pediatrics at Banner University- Phoenix, and Phoenix Children's Hospital. He received post-residency training in Obesity Medicine and is one of about 7,000 physicians in the U.S. certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. In 2006, Dr. Primack co-founded Scottdale Weight Loss Center in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he began practicing full-time obesity medicine. Scottsdale Weight Loss Center has grown since then to six obesity medicine clinicians in four locations around the greater Phoenix Metropolitan area.From 2019–2021, he served as president of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA), a society of over 5,400 clinicians dedicated to clinical obesity medicine. He proudly served on the OMA board from 2010-2024, most recently as ex-officio trustee. Dr. Primack routinely does media interviews regarding weight loss and regularly speaks around the country educating medical professionals about weight loss and obesity care. He is co-author of the book, “Chasing Diets.” Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

June 11, 2024 11:37 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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BELLAMI Launches “The Ponytail” in Collaboration with Celebrity Stylist Andrew Fitzsimons

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BELLAMI, the #1 hair extensions brand, globally, announces the launch of ‘The Ponytail’ in collaboration with celebrity hairstylist and long-time brand fan, Andrew Fitzsimons. With BELLAMI’s deep-rooted expertise in innovating high quality, luxury hair extensions and Fitzsimons’ aptitude for styling Hollywood’s elite including Jennifer Lopez, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Megan Fox and more, the duo has perfected this season’s biggest hair accessory: high-fashion, statement ponytails. “I’ve been using BELLAMI hair extensions on my clients for years, and I’ve always been impressed by their superior quality. It is unmatched,” says Fitzsimons. “That’s why collaborating with BELLAMI to develop ‘The Ponytail’ was a natural choice; it can elevate any style within minutes, and it’s not just for celebrities - it’s accessible to everyone.” BELLAMI and Fitzsimons’ new ready-to-wear ponytail collection is made of 100% Remy human hair, ensuring long-lasting durability. The high-quality hair works well with styling products and hot tools to achieve a variety of looks ranging from a sleek and polished wet ponytail to a voluminous teased updo and beyond. “The Ponytail” is designed to flawlessly blend with your natural hair while adding length and density. Each ponytail features an inside comb that easily secures the ponytail for maximum comfort without drooping. Whether for a special occasion or weekend getaway, ‘The Ponytail’ is the perfect accessory to enhance your look in under five minutes. “From social media to the streets, red carpet looks to the latest fashion trends, ponytails are everywhere, and extensions can make this look effortless and sophisticated,” says Laure Murciano, BELLAMI VP of Marketing. “Like BELLAMI, Andrew is committed to providing consumers with superior tools to help them achieve professional looks, like those he creates for his celebrity clientele. With our expertise and craftsmanship and Andrew’s creativity and styling aptitude, we have brought the ponytail trend to the forefront with these fun and easy-to-use ponytail extensions that are both accessible and high-impact.” The collection boasts 23 highly dimensional shades for seamless color matching for all hair colors, in 20” and 24” lengths to deliver an everyday snatched look or red carpet glam. The 24” incorporates additional features for added protection and wearability. “The Ponytail” is available on BELLAMIhair.com in 20” / 100g ($195) and 24” / 120g ($295). BELLAMI is available on Rakuten & Skimlinks via merchant ID: #50794. ABOUT BELLAMI Founded in 2012, BELLAMI is a global leader in high-end, luxurious, ethically sourced, and sustainably produced full-cuticle 100% Human Remy hair enhancement solutions for consumers and salon professionals. As the largest hair extensions brand in the world, collaborating with certified hair stylists, BELLAMI offers a full range of clip-in extensions and the four pro hair extension methods - sew-in wefts, tape-ins, keratin tips, i-tips. With complete control over their ethical sourcing, manufacturing & quality processes, BELLAMI ensures that every item is a conscious choice for sustainable, high-performing products. BELLAMI’s hair enhancement solutions and hair care are available via its e-commerce platform and company-owned stores, the BELLAMI Beauty Bars. BELLAMI is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. ABOUT BEAUTY INDUSTRY GROUP Established in 2004, Beauty Industry Group is an industry leader for professionally installed and DIY hair extensions and related beauty products. Beauty Industry Group's professional products are sold in more than 1,200 stores throughout North America and its collective brands service more than 30,000 salons across over 165 countries. Beauty Industry Group has offices in 6 countries and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT. ABOUT ANDREW FITZSIMONS Andrew Fitzsimons is an Irish-born, LA-based celebrity hairstylist and brand owner with more than two decades of experience in the beauty industry. His award-winning namesake haircare collection, Andrew Fitzsimons Hair, quickly achieved cult status with celebrities and influencers. As one of the most in-demand hair professionals in the world, Fitzsimons continues to maintain a client roster that includes Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Megan Fox, Hailee Steinfeld, Madonna and many more. The first season of his podcast, Unapologetic with Andrew Fitzsimons and Erica Cody, is available now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. Follow Andrew on Instagram at @andrewfitzsimons or on TikTok at @iamandrewfitzsimons. Contact Details Linsey Tilbor Rubin +1 732-991-5294 ltilbor@rellmc.com Company Website https://www.bellamihair.com/

June 11, 2024 08:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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ACTIVATE’S CUTTING-EDGE GAMING EXPANDS TO MISSISSAUGA

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Activate, the world’s first active gaming facility and TikTok viral sensation, is thrilled to announce its fourth location in Ontario, set to open in Mississauga on June 14, 2024. Following successful openings in Brampton, Burlington, and Scarborough, Activate offers an entertainment option like no other of unparalleled excitement that has sparked a nationwide gaming sensation. Activate Mississauga is located at 5980 Mclaughlin Rd, Unit 1, Mississauga, ON, L5R 3X9. Founded in Canada, Activate is transforming the gaming landscape, counting 13 locations across Canada and 10 locations in the United States with no signs of slowing down. Attracting over 2.6 million players worldwide, the experience blends cutting-edge technology with action-packed challenges for an adrenaline-fueled adventure. "Activate's expansion into Mississauga marks an exhilarating milestone in our journey to revolutionize gaming entertainment," expressed Adam Schmidt, Founder & CEO of Activate. "We are thrilled to introduce our action-packed challenges to a new market in Ontario. Our mission is to deliver an unforgettable social adventure, uniting friends and families and creating lasting excitement, camaraderie, and cherished memories." With over 9,000 square feet of fun, Activate Mississauga’s new state-of-the-art gaming facility welcomes all ages and skill levels, encouraging players to explore and create their own unique experiences. Here’s what to expect: Guests can sign up in groups of two to five players Through progress tracking via Activate’s high-tech electronic RFID wristbands, players can rack up points, leveling up and earning prizes along the way. Top gaming rooms include the TikTok viral sensation Mega Grid with 500+ multi-activated rainbow-coloured tiles, blasting the beaming bullseye in a game called Strike, and feel like a modern day spy in the Laser room. Try Level 1 easy or take it to Level 10 extreme. Play as a team in cooperative mode, or challenge your friends in competitive mode games. In addition to Mississauga, Activate can be found in major Canadian markets such as Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Halifax, and Brampton, along with U.S. markets such as Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, and New Jersey. Additional Activate locations are set to open in 2024 across Canada in markets such as Southern Ontario, Saskatchewan and B.C, along with internationally, including Dubai opening in the Fall, 2024 and launching in the UK in 2025. Today, Activate operates over 30 locations across Canada and the U.S. PLAN YOUR VISIT Book in advance to save time and ensure your preferred time is available. Each game lasts 1-3 minutes. The full gaming experience lasts 75 minutes. Complete the waiver required for you to play in advance. Wear activewear and indoor runners. Age requirements: 10 and older. Where: 5980 Mclaughlin Rd, Unit 1 Mississauga, ON, L5R 3X9. When: Sun-Thurs 9:30 am - 10:00 pm, Fri-Sat 9:30 am - 11:00 pm. For a sneak peek into Activate’s dynamic gaming experience, and to keep tabs on the Activate Mississauga grand opening, click here. Join the Inner Circle to be the first to hear about new locations, behind-the-scenes information, deals, and more. Please find imagery assets here. Activate is the world’s first active gaming experience where players #EnterTheGame. Activate offers a unique blend of physical activity and gaming that promotes a healthy lifestyle. Each Activate location provides fun and interactive rooms for players to compete, earn stars and track achievements. With the global headquarters located in Winnipeg, Canada, Activate has grown to 30 locations across Canada, the U.S. and now the world! To join the active gaming movement, visit playactivate.com. Follow Activate on social media: Facebook: Activate Instagram: @activategames TikTok: @activategames Contact Details Jive PR + Digital Jalila Singerff +1 613-614-6777 jalila@jiveprdigital.com Company Website https://playactivate.com

June 10, 2024 09:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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AmeriLife and Succession Capital Alliance Partner to Expand Distribution Platform for Advanced Life Insurance Solutions

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AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), a national leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities, and retirement planning solutions, announced today that it has partnered with Succession Capital Alliance (“SCA”), the innovator behind premium financing for life insurance and a leading provider of advanced life insurance solutions for financial professionals and their high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth clients. Per the agreement, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Succession Capital Alliance stands out in our industry for its unique approach to serving the high-net-worth life insurance market,” said Scott R. Perry, chairman and CEO of AmeriLife. “I’m excited to welcome Julian Movsesian and his team to AmeriLife as our newest partners. Succession represents a powerful addition to our growing distribution, and I look forward to working together.” Founded in 2004, SCA is known industrywide for its proprietary, nationally recognized Capital Maximization Strategy℠, an innovative strategy that finances policy premiums through custom loans tailored to each client’s unique circumstances to maximize the value of their life insurance assets. This approach – coupled with deep relationships with top carriers and financial institutions – has set SCA apart in the high-net-worth space and has helped financial professionals place more than $60 billion of life insurance and $6 billion of financed life premium since inception. Now, alongside AmeriLife, SCA will gain access to best-in-class shared services and one of the largest wealth distribution networks in the industry to expand its market opportunities and accelerate its already impressive growth. “Over the past 20 years, Succession Capital Alliance has grown into the premier partner for elite advisors across the nation in the advanced life insurance space,” said president and CEO Julian Movsesian. “Our partnership with AmeriLife will enable us to get to the next level, as it offers SCA the ability to expand our distribution channels and leverage AmeriLife’s technology, shared services, and deep analytical capabilities. I couldn’t be more excited for our team and the financial professionals we serve.” As AmeriLife Wealth Group continues to break through traditional distribution models, the addition of Succession Capital Alliance will help drive and fortify its wealth protection business, arming AmeriLife’s growing wealth affiliate network with advanced life, tax, estate, and succession planning solutions in service to the company’s holistic approach to the markets it serves. “Today’s announcement is another critical milestone achieved for AmeriLife Wealth Group and our ability to grow and sustain the next generation of wealth firms and their financial professionals,” said Mike Vietri, Chief Distribution Officer for AmeriLife Wealth Group. “SCA provides a distinctive offering that will not only elevate our life insurance business, but also expand protection solutions for more agents and their clients.” ### About Succession Capital Alliance Succession Capital Alliance, headquartered in Newport Beach, California, is the gold standard in advanced life insurance planning for advisors and their high-net-worth clients. With a singular focus on maximizing the performance of life insurance assets through Premium Financing, SCA leverages the Capital Maximization Strategy to provide leverage within a client's portfolio. For additional information, please visit SuccessionCapital.com. About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to provide insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as the leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities, and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and financial professionals and more than 100 marketing organizations and insurance agency locations nationwide. For more information, visit AmeriLife.com, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details AmeriLife Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 media@amerilife.com Succession Capital Alliance Adrina Movsesian amovsesian@successioncapital.com Partnership Inquiries Patrick Nichols corporatedevelopment@amerilife.com Company Website https://amerilife.com/

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