Dr. Oz--Master Of Ceremonies At USANA Champions for Change 5K Charity Event
All proceeds go to the USANA True Health Foundation, benefiting people in need
SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA), a global nutritional company, is hosting its inaugural super-hero-themed USANA Champions for Change 5K charity event on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 7:00 am at EnergySolutions Arena in downtown Salt Lake City (100 South 300 West). Dr. Mehmet Oz, two-time Emmy® Award-winning host of the The Dr. Oz Show, will serve as the master of ceremonies for the event, help lead a celebrity-filled warm-up and run alongside supporters of the USANA True Health Foundation, which will receive 100% of all proceeds.
"USANA's relationship with HealthCorps, founded by Dr. Oz, developed out of a shared commitment to spreading health and wellness," said Dave Wentz, USANA's chief executive officer. "USANA and HealthCorps® are both advocates of healthy living, and I recently spoke at a wellness event Dr. Oz hosted in New York City. That he would want to support our foundation, which provides critical health necessities for those in need, seemed only natural."
Dr. Oz will kick off the USANA Champions for Change event and lead the pre-run warm-up along with celebrity trainer Kathy Kaehler, Olympic gold medalist, Derek Parra, and former WNBA all-star, Jennifer Azzi. On-site registration begins at 6 a.m., with the race beginning at 7 a.m.
Participants age 12 years and older cost $25, and children under 12 years cost $15. Participants are encouraged to dress up as a super hero and run, walk or even leap tall buildings in a single bound to raise money for this worthy cause. To pre-register for the 5K event, visit www.usanafoundation.org.
"Every dollar generated from this event will go directly to USANA True Health Foundation to provide essential needs, such as nutrition, shelter, medical assistance, and health education, to deserving people around the world," said Elaine Pace, president of USANA True Health Foundation.
The first 3,000 registrants will receive a free commemorative super-hero-themed t-shirt! Participants will also have a chance to win great prizes, including gourmet chocolate from Caputo's market, breadbasket from Great Harvest, caramel goodies from The Forbidden Fruit, etc.
USANA True Health Foundation is grateful for the support of its many sponsors, which include: California Pizza Kitchen, Tony Caputo's Market, I Declare, Wasatch Baskets, Great Harvest, Shirodhara Day Spa, The Forbidden Fruit, Tagges Famous Fruit, Office Depot, Drive Marketing, Ferrari Color, West Wind Litho, and Arco Packaging.
About USANA: Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a U.S.-based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements, personal care, energy, and weight-management products in their FDA-registered facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. USANA's products, tested by NSF International and used by more than 600 professional athletes, are developed by the company's award-winning team of scientists and sold directly to Preferred Customers and Associates throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and through USANA's wholly-owned subsidiary in China, BabyCare, Ltd.
Named one of Outside magazine's "Best Places to Work" for four consecutive years, USANA has received more than 100 state, national and international accolades, including Utah Best of State, Stevie Awards, Australian Business Awards, NutriSearch Editor's Choice and others.
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