Media Alert: Vitamin Relief USA(TM), General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (GNC) And United Planning Organization Kick Off Vitamin Donation to Washington, D.C. Head Start Children

What: Everyday, Vitamin Relief USA™ ( ) provides multi-vitamins to almost 20,000 children, teens, adults and seniors who are at risk for malnutrition in 40 states throughout the U.S. Recently, Vitamin Relief USA teamed with GNC, the largest global specialty retailer of nutritional supplements, to ensure that 2,000 Head Start students receive their basic nutritional needs each day. This is possible by GNC’s recent donation of 24,000 bottles of children’s multi-vitamins. United Planning Organization, the parent organization of Head Start programs in DC, has also donated staff time to distribute the vitamins. The event celebrates this important collaborative effort designed to support the health and academic success of DC at-risk children. Why: The event is to raise awareness of the connection between proper nutrition and academic performance. Because of the donation, thousands of at-risk children now have access to their recommended daily allowance of essential vitamins and minerals, which will contribute to the children’s quality of life and their ability to succeed. When: Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 10:00 a.m. Where: Malcolm X School 1351 Alabama Ave, SE Washington, DC 20032 Who: Gail Montgomery, president of Vitamin Relief USA Joe Bresse, Vice President of GNC A representative from the Head Start Bureau Mark Brunell, quarterback of the Washington Redskins Supporters of Vitamin Relief USA, including U.S. Senators, Members of Congress, D.C. City Council members, parents and teachers of the children receiving the vitamins will also be in attendance. Contact: Ned Schano Lori Cuonze Euro RSCG Magnet Euro RSCG Magnet 412/456-4708 202/448-5307

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