VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Funds generated from several USANA distributor events held over the past several months in Vancouver were pooled together to aid the victims of the devastating Nepal earthquake. An extraordinary $14,500 CA was raised through events held to teach others about creating a lifestyle of health and abundance.
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity of generating funds at our events for a great cause," said Karen Shumka, Executive Diamond Director from Vancouver. "When the destructive earthquake occurred, we knew it was the right time to step in and assist with a large donation."
According to the United Nations, more than 3 million people require aid, with close to half needing immediate assistance. The money raised from the event will be funneled through the USANA True Health Foundation to ensure every penny raised will go to those in need. Just last week, the Foundation sent a check of $50,000 to Nepal for food and urgent supplies.
"Our distributors work hard every day to make a difference in the lives of people around the world," said Jeremy Lunt, USANA's general manager in Canada. "Our leaders were grateful to help make a difference by doing what they could to assist the victims of Nepal."
Hosts of USANA independent distributor events that generated funding for Nepal's relief efforts include the following:
Ani and Ian Black, One-Star Diamond Directors
Karen Shumka, Executive Diamond Director
Connie Yao and Cecilia Li, Foundation Executive Eight-Star Diamond Directors
Vincent, Mable and Adrian Chan, Foundation Executive Eight-Star Diamond Directors
Kimberley Rowe, Gold Director
Nousha Behbahanian, Gold Director
Jean and Peter Cheung, One-Star Diamond Directors
Dave Li, Ruby Director
Vivian Lee and Alex Tai, Diamond Directors
Lisa Liming Li, Executive Two-Star Diamond Director
Rosa Liang, Diamond Director
Mary Chen, Diamond Director
Lyne and Germain Lafortune, Foundation Executive Diamond Directors
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 ongoing charitable efforts. Its mission is to provide the most critical human necessities to those suffering or in need. The 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).
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