Johnson & Johnson Announces U.S. "Champions of Care" Program Finalists as Part of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Sponsorship

Johnson & Johnson Announces U.S. "Champions of Care" Program Finalists as Part
                  of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Sponsorship

Program Celebrates Those Who Go Above and Beyond in Caring for Others

Public Vote to Select Winner from May 5-25 for Trip to 2014 FIFA World Cup

PR Newswire

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 5, 2014

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson, the
Official Healthcare Sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, announced
today the six finalists for the US Champions of Care program, which was
created to shine a spotlight on people who go above and beyond to do
extraordinary things in caring for others.

Johnson & Johnson announces U.S. “Champions of Care” program finalists as part
of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ sponsorship.

Developed by Johnson & Johnson in support of its 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™
sponsorship, the Champions of Care program invited individuals across the
country to celebrate the most caring people in their lives and share their
inspirational stories. From these stories, six finalists were selected and are
profiled at Beginning today, the public will select
the grand prize winner who will attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ final
match in Rio de Janeiro on July 13.

The Champions of Care program is a key element of the Johnson & Johnson CARE
INSPIRES CARE™ campaign, based on the belief that one act of care can inspire
another and, ultimately, create a more caring world. As part of its CARE
INSPIRES CARE™ campaign, Johnson & Johnson is also inviting people to share
their caring stories on the CARE INSPIRES CARE™ Facebook page. Every like and
share on the CARE INSPIRES CARE™ Facebook page will be tracked via the
"Caremeter" on the page, and people can participate in the conversation using
#JNJ and #inspirecare. Johnson & Johnson has partnered with global NGO, Save
the Children, as part of the program, and reaching key milestones will be
celebrated throughout the months leading up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup

"Through Champions of Care, Johnson & Johnson is celebrating those who
selflessly care for others each and every day, and the six finalists are true
examples of those who make a real difference in their communities," said Holly
Means, Vice President, Corporate Equity Strategy and Sponsorships, Johnson &
Johnson. "Caring is at the core of Johnson & Johnson, and we are proud to
celebrate those who care and inspire others to care through acts both big and
small through our sponsorship of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™."

The need for the program was reinforced by findings from a nationwide survey
conducted by Johnson & Johnson to better understand Americans' sentiments on
caring. The survey indicated that more than half (52%) of Americans believe
that our nation has become less caring over the past five years. Further, the
research found that nine out of ten Americans believe that caring should be
encouraged more in our society and that everyone can find an extra five
minutes a day to show they care, and inspire others through their actions.

Karla Martinez, co-host of Univision's Despierta America, serves as ambassador
for the Champions of Care program in the US and is helping to spread awareness
of the impact that simple acts of care can have on the lives of others and
society as a whole.

"Selecting six finalists from all of the incredible stories was not an easy
task, and no matter who wins, each of the finalists is truly a 'Champion of
Care,' said Ms. Martinez. "I am proud to be part of this program and work with
Johnson & Johnson to help show how one individual can make a difference in
making the world a better place, and can inspire others to do the same."

The six Champions of Care U.S. finalists are:

Dr. Elissa Brown, Westchester, NY - A clinical psychologist, Elissa works
tirelessly on the prevention and treatment of childhood trauma and
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). After seeing the need for free access
to therapy in her community, she in 2011 established the Child HELP
Partnership, a program that provides free therapy services to underserved
children in the New York City area dealing with trauma or grief.

Corinne Cannon, Washington, D.C. - A challenging night with her sleepless
four-month old led Corinne to explore the connection between not having enough
diapers for a baby and maternal depression. At the time, the closest diaper
bank to her Washington, D.C. home was in Pennsylvania. This motivated her to
help struggling families by establishing the D.C. Diaper Bank in 2009, which
to date has distributed over 900,000 diapers to families in need.

Amalia Gonzalez, Chicago, IL - At 24 years old, Amalia has dedicated her life
to caring for her sister with cerebral palsy. This commitment not only
involves being a full-time caregiver, but also volunteering in her community
to make her sister proud. While attending college and now as she pursues her
professional career, Amalia has remained committed to her sister's care, and
also devotes countless hours to make a lasting impact in her community.

Maria Jaramillo, South Houston, TX - A teacher for 11 years in the
underprivileged Hispanic community where she grew up, Maria wanted to create
real change by helping her students overcome their insecurities and develop
the confidence, skillset and ambition needed to continue their studies in
college. With Maria's guidance and dedication, hundreds of her students have
gone on to earn college degrees and follow their career dreams.

Erik Tobiason, Barnard, VT - Erik combines his professional skills as a
contractor and dedication to caring for others to build homes and schools for
those worst affected by natural disasters. Erik also encourages volunteerism
amongst high school students and has taken over 200 young people with him on
his projects, as he believes their work at a young age will be the force that
helps in future disasters.

Marty White, Elmsford, NY - A teacher for 25 years, Marty is dedicated to
instilling values in his students that resonate beyond the classroom. From the
very beginning of his career, Marty has taught his students the importance of
volunteerism and giving back to the local area. His work has impacted
thousands and has inspired more than two generations to dedicate time to care
for others in their community.

Consumers can read more about the six finalists and vote for the story that
most inspires them to care by visiting The public
can vote once per day for their favorite finalist from May 5-25, 2014.

Through CARE INSPIRES CARE™ and as the Official Healthcare Sponsor of the FIFA
World Cup™, Johnson & Johnson aims to foster caring among people every day,
provide resources to help care for and enable a healthier future for the
families and communities in Brazil, and support and care for the fans,
volunteers, and players, at this year's highly anticipated tournament.

About Johnson & Johnson
Caring for the world, one person at a time, inspires and unites the people of
Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science - bringing innovative
ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.
Our approximately 128,000 employees at more than 275 Johnson & Johnson
operating companies work with partners in healthcare to touch the lives of
over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

About Save the Children
Save the Childrenis the leading, independent organization that creates
lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world.
For more information on Save the Children, please visit, or follow onTwitterand Facebook.

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