USANA True Health Foundation: A Year Of Taking Action
SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 20, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --It has been a year of charity
for USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA). Since the inception of the
USANA True Health Foundation in March, USANA, its employees, its associates
and friends of the company have raised more than $3 million in monetary and
Usanimals™ children's supplement donations, with $2.3 million in monies and
vitamins donated to those in need this year.
"The only way we are able to do so much good is through the generous donations
from USANA associates and employees," said USANA True Health Foundation
President Elaine Pace. "With sincere gratitude I'm pleased to report that we
have surpassed our goal in donations this year. With all the help we've been
able to render in eight months, we expect to exceed our donation goal for next
year as well."
The USANA True Health Foundation's primary partner for disaster relief is
International Relief Teams (IRT). IRT is vigilant in choosing appropriate
responses to emergency situations so resources can be effectively leveraged.
The Foundation has donated $90,000 to relief efforts through IRT.
"It's been a year racked with sudden tragedy," said USANA True Health
Foundation board member David Haynes. "It gives me peace of mind to know that
people can count on us to offer assistance in their time of need. Although the
Foundation is new, I look forward to a long and meaningful future of making a
difference around the world."
oDisaster relief—$50,000 to aid victims of flooding in the Philippines
oDisaster relief—$30,000 to support victims of Hurricane Sandy
oDisaster relief—$10,000 to help victims of Typhoon Bopha
oMusician support—Musician Chris Collier will donate all proceeds from his
hit single to Children's Hunger Fund through the USANA True Health
oChildren's Hunger Fund support (CHF)—More than $2.2 million to aid in
CHF's mission to improve the lives of poor children and their families
through cash and Usanimals donations.
The USANA True Health Foundation fundraising efforts have also made an impact.
At USANA's 20^th International Convention in August, the Foundation raised a
total of $270,000 over the course of the three-day event. $60,000 of that
donation was raised from its USANA Champions for Change 5K, where associates
and residing Salt Lake residents showed up in superhero costumes and supported
the Foundation's cause.
In October, the WTA made a generous donation of $25,000 to the USANA True
Health Foundation. USANA and the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) have been
longstanding and loyal partners since 2006.
The USANA True Health Foundation has three categories to which anyone can
donate: Area of Greatest Need: Immediate Help, Children's Hunger Fund and
Sanoviv Medical Assistance.
For more information about the USANA True Health Foundation or to find out how
you can donate, please visit USANAfoundation.org.
About USANA True Health Foundation: The USANA True Health Foundation (NYSE:
USNA)is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by Dr. Myron
Wentz, USANA's founder, and USANA CEO Dave Wentz, to help expand and enhance
USANA's on-going charitable efforts. Its mission is to provide the most
critical human necessities to those suffering or in need. USANA True Health
Foundation has an active partnership with organizations such as HealthCorps
and the Children's Hunger Fund, which share the same vision of making the
world a happier and healthier place. Learn more at our website
(www.USANAfoundation.org), follow us on Twitter (@USANAfoundation), or like us
on Facebook (www.facebook.com/USANAfoundation).
Elaine M. Pace, President
USANA True Health Foundation
SOURCE USANA Health Sciences, Inc.
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