HOLBROOK, N.Y., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout the 2012 holiday season, Vitamin World® raised over $530,000 on behalf of Vitamin Angels® during their "Be an Angel. Make a Difference" campaign.
An estimated 190 million children in the world suffer from vitamin A deficiency (VAD) and 350,000 go blind from vitamin A deficiency every year. These donations help to provide vital nutrition in the form of nutritional supplements, to developing countries, communities and individuals in the U.S. and around the world.
"Vitamin World is privileged to help address the urgent need to help combat childhood vitamin deficiency," said Vicki McGuire, Senior Vice President of Vitamin World.
"Through our participation in Vitamin Angels, we want to ensure that children around the world have the ability to reach their full potential with a healthy start in life. With the overwhelming generosity of our customers we are making great strides in that direction."
About Vitamin World®
The first Vitamin World store opened its doors in 1976. Headquartered in Long Island, NY, Vitamin World® manufactures over 700 superior-quality vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other nutritional supplements in our own state-of-the-art facilities. Today, Vitamin World® owns and operates over 400 retail locations nationwide. To find a store near you call 1-800-381-9000 or visit us online at www.vitaminworld.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OfficialVitaminWorld
About Vitamin Angels®
Vitamin Angels® is a non-profit organization that began in 1994.Their mission is to mobilize and deploy private sector resources to advance availability, access and use of micronutrients, especially vitamin A, among at-risk populations in need. Vitamin Angels reduces child mortality worldwide by connecting essential nutrients with infants and children under five. Essential nutrients enable young immune systems to fight infectious diseases, helping children attain good health and the opportunity to lead meaningful and productive lives. To learn more visit www.VitaminAngels.org
CONTACT: Vicki McGuire
Sr. VP, Vitamin World
SOURCE Vitamin World