(Kearny, NJ) November 7, 2006 –Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., has donated $75,000 to Vitamin Angel Alliance’s 2007 ‘Operation 20/20’campaign, according to Howard Schiffer, founder and president of Vitamin Angels. The announcement was made at Vitamin Angels’ “Celebration of Angels” event on October 5th at the Natural Products EXPO East show in Baltimore, MD. During the event, Vitamin Angels raised $1.5 million in cash and product, representing half of the funding needed to support ‘Operation 20/20’ for the first year.
‘Operation 20/20’ is a global campaign in 26 countries, to save 4.5 million children from going blind due to Vitamin A deficiency in 2007. ‘Operation 20/20’ is a major step forward in Vitamin Angels’ global initiative to eradicate childhood blindness resulting from vitamin A deficiency worldwide by the year 2020.
“Operation 20/20 will give these children a chance at a better life” said Schiffer. “Pharmachem Laboratories has been with us from the start and are consistently one of the first companies to reach out and help during disasters such as the tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. This company continues to provide assistance before they are even asked.”
Pharmachem has been involved with Vitamin Angels’ ongoing effort to prevent vitamin deficiency diseases in Tibet’s at-risk children since its inception in 2003. In April, Pharmachem doubled its previous commitment and now continues to provide two million multiple vitamins monthly to this effort.
Vitamin Angels, a non-profit charity organization dedicated to providing basic nutrition around the world, organizes monthly donations with ingredients from Pharmachem Laboratories, tableting and bottling from Tishcon Corporation, and in-country assistance from the Terma Foundation, a non-profit humanitarian organization focusing on Tibetan health crises.
“The gift of sight is priceless,” said Bruce McAdams, vice president of public affairs for Pharmachem. “By contributing to Vitamin Angels we can have an enormous impact in reducing malnutrition and preventing blindness in children around the world. We are happy to be part of this admirable work.”
Last year alone, Vitamin Angels shipped over 100 million supplements to over 40 countries throughout the world, including South Asia’s tsunami and the U.S. Hurricane Katrina victims.
Pharmachem Laboratories, Kearny, NJ, develops, supplies and manufactures a variety of high-quality, efficacious food ingredients under the strictest quality control. For more information, call 1-800-526-0609 or visit www.pharmachemlabs.com
Vitamin Angels is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to providing basic nutrition and fighting vitamin A deficiency childhood blindness around the world since 1994. Last year, Vitamin Angels donated more than 100 million supplements to people in need in 40 countries around the world. For more information or to make a donation to Vitamin Angels visit www.VitaminAngels.org.
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