SOURCE: EP Global Communications, Inc.

August 13, 2007 13:15 ET

Disability Awareness Night at the Pittsburgh Pirates

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwire - August 13, 2007) - On August 14, 2007, the Pittsburg Pirates, EP Global Communications, Inc. (OTCBB: EPGL), the Financial Designs, Inc. and CVS/pharmacy will welcome cheering fans to Pittsburgh's PNC Park for Disability Awareness Night (DAN). As part of this DAN event, just prior to the game at home plate, the EP Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Dr. Robert Arnhold and to Greg Zitney and Cecil Rosenthal from Best Buddies for their work, life, and advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities. The award is presented by EP Global Communications, Inc. and EP Foundation for Education. EP Global Communications, Inc. publishes the nation's most highly respected peer-reviewed journal serving the special needs community, Exceptional Parent. The EP Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award is named after the late founder and editor-in-chief of Exceptional Parent, a true advocate for people with special needs.

Dr. Robert Arnhold is the director of the Adapted Physical Activity Program at Slippery Rock University. He also serves as consultant to Special Olympics International developing curricular materials for its Camp Shriver initiative. On hand to present the award to Dr. Arnhold will be Mark Stallsmith, Special Care Planner of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company's (MassMutual) Financial Designs, Inc.

Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization founded in 1989 and dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment. Best Buddies is an international organization that has grown from one original chapter to more than 1,300 sites across the world. On hand to present Greg Zitney and Cecil Rosenthal with their awards will be Scott Jackson, District Sales Manager for CVS/pharmacy.

DAN is a national program intended to increase awareness and support for the 54.6 million Americans classified as having some form of intellectual or physical disability in the United States. The DAN Program, which now encompasses both Major League and Minor League baseball venues, is supported nationally by MassMutual and their highly acclaimed SpecialCare(sm) program which helps parents and caregivers effectively integrate financial planning discipline into a thorough, customized life plan for families caring for children and adults with disabilities and special needs. MassMutual has been the exclusive national financial services sponsor of DAN since 2003. The DAN Program is also supported in part by CVS/pharmacy as part of their CVS All Kids Can program dedicated to serving the needs of children with disabilities. In addition to raising awareness, the DAN event provides an opportunity for many clients and staff of local disability organizations to attend the ballgame, thanks to free tickets donated by MassMutual and CVS/pharmacy.

"Our goal is to help all Americans understand that we will become a stronger nation and better human beings when we learn to regard people with disabilities and special needs as people to be respected, not as problems to be confronted," said Joseph M. Valenzano, President and CEO of EP Global Communications, Inc.

"Given MassMutual's longtime support of people with disabilities and other special needs and their families, we are extremely proud to be calling attention to their cause through our sponsorship and participation in the Disability Awareness Night program," said Mark Stallsmith, Special Care Planner of MassMutual's Financial Designs, Inc. "Our goal, and the goal of those we will honor, is to help people with disabilities to live dignified and fulfilling lives."

"At CVS we wholeheartedly believe that All Kids Can, and by participating in Disability Awareness Night we bring to light the importance of inclusion and respect for all people no matter what their circumstance," said Scott Jackson, District Manager for CVS/pharmacy.

Disability Awareness Night began in the summer of 2002 when Exceptional Parent magazine combined forces with the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox to create the first event of its kind focused on people with special needs.

About EP Global Communications

Based in Johnstown, PA, 36-year-old EP Global Communications, Inc. is an award-winning publishing and communications company providing information for families and professionals involved in the care and development of people with disabilities and special healthcare needs. EP uses a multi-media approach to disseminate information via: its publication, Exceptional Parent; Web site (; custom communications projects; the EP Bookstore of disability books, videos and DVDs; live and on-line interactive seminars through EPLiveOnLine, a joint venture with Vemics, Inc.; and community outreach programs such as the national Disability Awareness Night (DAN) campaign.

About MassMutual Financial Group

MassMutual Financial Group is the fleet name for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its affiliates, with more than $450 billion in assets under management at year-end 2006. Assets under management include assets and certain external investment funds managed by MassMutual's subsidiaries.

Founded in 1851, MassMutual is a mutually owned financial protection, accumulation and income management company headquartered in Springfield, Mass. MassMutual's major affiliates include: OppenheimerFunds, Inc.; Babson Capital Management LLC; Baring Asset Management Limited; Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC; MML Investors Services, Inc., MassMutual International LLC and The MassMutual Trust Company, FSB. MassMutual is on the Internet at

About CVS/pharmacy

CVS/pharmacy is America's premier integrated pharmacy services provider, combining a leading pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company with the largest retail pharmacy chain in the U.S. The Company is the No. 1 provider of prescriptions in the nation, filling or managing more than 1 billion prescriptions annually. Through its unmatched breadth of expertise and scale, CVS Caremark is transforming the delivery of pharmacy services in the U.S. The Company is uniquely positioned to drive value for pharmacy healthcare customers by effectively managing costs and improving healthcare outcomes through its 6,200 CVS Caremark stores; its pharmacy benefit management, mail order and specialty pharmacy division, Caremark Pharmacy Services; its retail-based health clinic subsidiary, MinuteClinic; and its online pharmacy, General information about CVS Caremark is available through the Investor Relations portion of the Company's website, at, as well as through the pressroom portion of the Company's website, at

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