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4th Annual Celebration of Angels

Vitamin Angels hosted the Celebration of Angels at Natural Products Expo East in Boston Friday. Money was raised, "Austin Powers" paid a visit and about 1,000 in attendance learned of the nonprofit's work to bring vitamin supplements to children around the world. See the night's events in pictures:

(L-R) Bryttany Philie, 9; Tyler Philie, 12; Margret Philie, 6; and their mother, Gina Philie, take a break after climbing a "rock wall" and dancing to the reception's band.

In the last five years, Vitamin Angels has delivered more than 500 million suppliments to children around the globe. The organizations hopes to reach 15 million children in 2010.

Peter Hefele, senior vice president of business development for VitaQuest, announces a $150,000 donation to Vitamin Angels

Volunteers, including Frena Berry (left) and Peter Latvis of Living Harvest Foods dish up Tempt hempmilk ice cream at the Vitamin Angels recetion

Tim Avila of Z Sweet announces a coupon program, in which merchants and consumers can donate to Vitamin Angels with each purchase from a variety of products.

"Austin Powers" was on hand to help Dan Mullen, a broker, adjust his own Austin look, which was very groovy, baby.

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