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California Association of Non-profits (CAN) ?Impact? Award ? June 2002

?CAN's first-ever Impact Award goes to Vitamin Relief USA ä /The Healthy Foundation of Murrieta, California for the impacts it's already made on thousands of disadvantaged children,? says Florence L. Green, CAN Executive Director.

The association noted several reasons for the award. One in particular: this past winter, parents, teachers and site staff participating in the Vitamin Relief USA ä program reported surprising changes they noticed in children taking The Healthy Foundation vitamins. The children had greater energy, better concentration, fewer illnesses and absences, improved grades, more stable emotions and higher self-esteem.

?CAN is proud to have Vitamin Relief USA ä /The Healthy Foundation as a member and as part of our state's nonprofit community. Its creative and collaborative work fighting malnutrition nationwide truly represents the best of nonprofit thinking, resources and action,? remarked Green.

Dietary Supplement Education Alliance (DSEA) ?Heroes Awards? ? March 2003

The Dietary Supplement Education Alliance (DSEA) introduced the first annual ?DSEA Heroes Awards? Natural Products Expo West on March 7, 2003 by honoring two important charities distributing vitamins to children in need across America and throughout the world.

Announced in front of an applauding crowd of industry supporters gathered at a breakfast reception, the awards were presented by Elliott Balbert, chairman of the board of directors of the DSEA, to Michael Morton, executive director of Vitamin Relief USA ä /The Healthy Foundation and Howard Schiffer, executive director of Vitamin Angel Alliance.

?The dietary supplement industry is very proud of the efforts of these two important organizations that are making a difference in the lives of so many children throughout our country and around the world,? said Elliott Balbert. ?The DSEA is delighted to recognize Vitamin Relief USA ä /The Healthy Foundation and Vitamin Angel Alliance, and we look forward to honoring other important industry public service programs in the future.?

? Celebrating Excellence Award? from The Campaign for Better Health ? November 2003

Vitamin Relief USA ä /The Healthy Foundation (THF) received the ?Celebrating Excellence Award? from The Campaign for Better Health. J ames S. Gordon, M.D., former Chair of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, presented the ?Celebrating Excellence Award? to President Dr. Hyla Cass and Executive Director Michael Morton. Dr. Gordon states, ?Vitamin Relief USA ä /The Healthy Foundation is making a major contribution to our children's health and to our understanding of the powerful role nutrition can play in all of our mental and emotional functioning.?

? Celebrating Seniors? Award from Senior Friendly Communities of America ? March 2004

1000 seniors in Riverside began a daily multivitamin program called Vitamin Relief USA Senior Support?. Today, hundreds of participants, like 80 year-old Wanda Whorton, report that the free vitamin program has helped seniors feel better, take better care of themselves and live a healthier lifestyle.

In response to this success, Senior Friendly Communities of America (SFCA) chose Vitamin Relief USA? as the first recipient of their ?Celebrating Seniors? award. ?Vitamin Relief USA Senior Support? is contributing to the over all health and well-being of seniors in Riverside . Their close collaboration with the civic leaders of Riverside , which is America 's first Senior Friendly Community, has been invaluable to seniors. It is only natural that Vitamin Relief USA Senior Support? program be recognized as a important part of a Senior Friendly Community,? says SFCA's President, William Timmons.


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