USANA True Health Foundation Sponsors 777 Project - One Man To Run 7 Marathons In 7 Days On 7 Continents

USANA True Health Foundation Sponsors 777 Project - One Man To Run 7 Marathons
                          In 7 Days On 7 Continents

Journey Benefits KidsCan Charity in New Zealand

PR Newswire

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 14, 2013

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --One man will prove his love for
children in need this Valentine's season by attempting to run seven marathons
in seven days on seven continents. USANA True Health Foundation, a USANA
Health Sciences' (NYSE: USNA) charity, is proud to support marathon runner,
adventure mountain climber and speaker Mike Allsop on his 777 Project, which
will benefit the KidsCan nonprofit organization in New Zealand.



Allsop's adventure will be tracked via GPS. For each leg of the marathon he
completes, additional money will be raised for KidsCan. The journey begins
Feb. 16 and proceeds as follows:

  oFeb. 16 - Falkland Islands (Antarctic ecozone)
  oFeb. 17 - Santiago, Chile (South America)
  oFeb. 18 - Los Angeles (North America)
  oFeb. 19 - London (Europe)
  oFeb. 20 - Casablanca, Morocco (Africa)
  oFeb. 23 - Hong Kong (Asia)
  oFeb. 24 - Auckland, New Zealand (Oceania)

"Partnering with the USANA True Health Foundation on this project is the
perfect fit," Allsop said. "I've been taking USANA's products for a while now
and have been quite astounded with the results. I believe in USANA's products,
and I believe in the foundation's mission to help people in need, and that's
exactly what KidsCan charity mission is all about."

KidsCan is an organization dedicated to supporting the physical and
nutritional needs of disadvantaged New Zealand children. It aims to help
children to reach their full life potential.

The USANA True Health Foundation donated $2,000 NZD to KidsCan during a
celebration in Auckland Feb. 2. The foundation will donate an additional
$1,000 NZD for each one of the seven marathons Allsop completes. If all seven
legs are completed, the foundation will donate another $1,000 NZD bonus — with
a possible donation totaling $10,000 NZD.

"Mike is a great role model," said USANA True Health Foundation President
Elaine Pace. "His goals and values surrounding this project are very similar
to the mission of the USANA True Health Foundation. We're proud to support
Mike's philanthropic and physical efforts to help motivate and inspire
disadvantaged children."

As part of Allsop's own philanthropic efforts he regularly visits high schools
and colleges, talking to teenagers about goal-setting and achieving their own

Follow Mike on his journey at

About USANA True Health Foundation: The USANA True Health Foundation 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 International Relief Teams 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
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Media Contact:
Elaine M. Pace, President
USANA True Health Foundation
(801) 954-7200

SOURCE USANA True Health Foundation

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