Emerson Ecologics Sponsors Vitamin Angels' 100 Days of Giving Campaign to Help Reduce Child Malnutrition Campaign launches on Emerson Ecologics website to encourage customer participation

BEDFORD, N.H., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Emerson Ecologics, LLC, the leading provider of professional-grade nutritional supplements to the healthcare practitioner market, today announced their partnership with Vitamin Angels in support of their 100 Days of Giving campaign. Emerson Ecologics is participating in this matching program to encourage customers to also support the 100 Days of Giving campaign. Vitamin Angels is a non-profit, 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to reducing child malnutrition and mortality, domestically and around the world, by connecting essential nutrients, especially vitamin A, to at-risk populations of infants and children under five.

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Vitamin Angels' 100 Days of Giving is a collaborative campaign which aims to raise $250,000 through public donations which are matched by sponsors in an effort to reach an additional 2 million children in 2012. As a 100 Days sponsor, Emerson Ecologics has launched an online campaign (www.emersonecologics.com/vitaminangels) enabling customers to make a donation while placing their order. One hundred percent of customer, as well as, Emerson Ecologics' employee donations will be matched, up to $25,000, now through January 1, 2012.

"Nutrition is essential for good health. It is the very foundation of Emerson's philosophy and an integral part of the healing practices of the healthcare practitioners we serve," commented Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO, vice president of quality and education, Emerson Ecologics. "When essential nutrients cannot be obtained through diet, nutritional supplements provide a viable alternative to supporting health. These children don't have access to the nutrition they need, putting their lives at risk. Vitamin A supplements may seem like such a simple solution, but the impact on these lives is profound."

"Emerson believes whole-heartedly in the Vitamin Angels mission and is proud, and passionate, to be helping them towards achieving their goal," said Andy Greenawalt, CEO, Emerson Ecologics. "We want to encourage our customers to contribute to this worthy cause as well. Through this matching donations program, we are helping other donors to the 100 Days of Giving campaign make their gift go twice as far."

"Emerson's commitment to our 100 Days of Giving campaign is huge," said Howard B. Schiffer, President, Vitamin Angels. "Emerson is fully committed to not only ensuring that their customers get the best in nutrition, they are also dedicated to making sure that millions of children around the world have the nutrients they need to lead meaningful and productive lives. We are proud to have Emerson's support on this important initiative!"

Vitamin A plays an essential role in the development and maintenance of a child's vision, immune system and structural integrity of cells. Vitamin Angels' cost to reach one child with vitamin A for one year is $0.25. The 100 Days of Giving campaign is part of Vitamin Angels' overall effort to increase their reach in 2012. Donations can be made at www.vitaminangels.org, www.emersonecologics.com/vitaminangels, or by calling 800.654.4432.

About Emerson Ecologics

Emerson Ecologics, LLC is the leading provider of products and services to the professional integrative healthcare community servicing Naturopathic, Chiropractic and Medical Doctors, Licensed Acupuncturists, Dieticians, Nurses, and more. The company distributes over 20,000 products from hundreds of industry leading manufacturers. As a result of their broad product offering, e-commerce capabilities, and commitment to the industry's focus on safety and quality, Emerson Ecologics serves as the one-stop source of products, services and educational solutions for the integrative healthcare practitioner. Emerson Ecologics is GMP registered by NSF. For more information, visit the company's website at www.emersonecologics.com.  

About Vitamin Angels

Vitamin Angels is dedicated to reducing child mortality worldwide by advancing availability, access and use of essential micronutrients, especially vitamin A, among at-risk populations worldwide. In 2010, Vitamin Angels connected over 22,500,000 children in 43 countries, including the US, with the vital nutrients they need as a foundation for good health. To learn more about global malnutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, and Vitamin Angels' solution for change, visit www.vitaminangels.org.

Contact:
S. Nicole Trombly
Emerson Ecologics
800.654.4432
pr@emersonecologics.com

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