Hisamitsu Donates To NYC Healthcare Heroes

By Happi Staff | 05.18.20

Celebrates “Salonpas Day” by giving patches to philanthropic program.

Hisamitsu America, which has celebrated today, May 18, as "Salonpas Day," is shifting the focus of this year's celebration. Typically, the company passes out free samples to the public; this year, the pain relief patch company has donated more than 40,000 of its large pain relief patches to NYC Healthcare Heroes, a city-wide philanthropic program.
NYC Healthcare Heroes was launched with a $20 million donation by the Debra and Leon Black Family in partnership with Aramark, the world's largest US-based provider of food, facilities and uniforms, to support the 100,000-plus New York City healthcare professionals on the front lines combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. The program—launched in partnership with the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, Robin Hood, New York City's largest poverty fighting organization, and the American Red Cross—is providing 
NYC Healthcare Heroes packages of shelf-stable food, household cleaning and personal care products, as well as OTC medicine including the Salonpas Pain Relief Patches, to staff at hospitals across the five boroughs through June. In coordination with Aramark, which is donating labor to provide procurement, assembly and delivery services, Red Cross volunteers are distributing the packages to hospital staff. 
"We are honored to be a part of this 'NYC Healthcare Heroes' initiative and to help ease the pain of New York City's medical heroes who serve so bravely on the front lines," said John Incledon, President, Hisamitsu America.