GNC and March of Dimes Team Up In WalkAmerica

Highlighting the Importance of Folic Acid In Preventing Birth Defects



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Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from March of Dimes and GNC

    NEW YORK, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Participants in the annual March of
 Dimes WalkAmerica will fill the streets of American cities this weekend. Since
 it's beginning in 1970, WalkAmerica has raised more than $1 billion in the
 fight against birth defects.
     This year GNC has joined March of Dimes as a corporate sponsor, stressing
 the importance of nutrition, specifically folic acid, in the prevention of
 serious birth defects.
     Folic acid, a B-vitamin, is critical in the development of the
 neurological system, adequate levels in women of childbearing age are
 necessary and readily available in common foods and vitamin supplements.
 
     SOT
     *  Jane Massey, Executive V.P. and C.O.O., March of Dimes
     *  Bill Benda, MD, Director of Medical and Public Affairs - National
        Integrative Medicine Council
 
     B-roll
     *  WalkAmerica footage
     *  GNC store
     *  Folic Acid and Multi-Vitamin shots
     *  Women looking at vitamins
     *  Healthy foods graphic
 
     Video Provided By: March of Dimes & GNC
 
 

SOURCE March of Dimes and GNC
    NEW YORK, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Participants in the annual March of
 Dimes WalkAmerica will fill the streets of American cities this weekend. Since
 it's beginning in 1970, WalkAmerica has raised more than $1 billion in the
 fight against birth defects.
     This year GNC has joined March of Dimes as a corporate sponsor, stressing
 the importance of nutrition, specifically folic acid, in the prevention of
 serious birth defects.
     Folic acid, a B-vitamin, is critical in the development of the
 neurological system, adequate levels in women of childbearing age are
 necessary and readily available in common foods and vitamin supplements.
 
     SOT
     *  Jane Massey, Executive V.P. and C.O.O., March of Dimes
     *  Bill Benda, MD, Director of Medical and Public Affairs - National
        Integrative Medicine Council
 
     B-roll
     *  WalkAmerica footage
     *  GNC store
     *  Folic Acid and Multi-Vitamin shots
     *  Women looking at vitamins
     *  Healthy foods graphic
 
     Video Provided By: March of Dimes & GNC
 
 SOURCE  March of Dimes and GNC