DSEA SupplySide East Fundraising Dinner Inspires New, Old Supporters

BALTIMORE, MD--May 13, 2004--The Dietary Supplement Education Alliance (DSEA) fundraising dinner May 6 at the SupplySide East trade show was notable for the generous donations of both new and old supporters.

More than 70 guests were briefed on current DSEA projects, including the monthly education program targeting all 535 members of Congress and the preliminary results of a groundbreaking health impact study by the Lewin Group which will reveal the health care cost savings that could be realized if supplements were broadly applied to public health. The landmark study will be the cornerstone of a major education campaign aimed at legislators, media and consumers.

“We were extremely pleased with the generous donations pledged that evening by new supporters including Cyvex Nutrition, Ocean Nutrition, the Saw Palmetto Berries Cooperative, Sierra Mountain Minerals, and totalhealth for longevity magazine,” said Michael McGuffin, DSEA secretary/treasurer and president of the American Herbal Products Association. “We also appreciated additional pledges from our long time supporters including Bastyr University, Natrol, Bioriginal, Virgo Publishing, GNC, Kemin, Pharmachem, Technical Sourcing International, and Zila.”

A generous sponsorship from Capsugel ensured that 100 percent of the proceeds from the $250 per plate dinner at McCormick & Schmick's will benefit DSEA education and communications initiatives. Almost $50,000 was donated during the course of the evening, bringing the DSEA fundraising total over the past three years to over $1.5 million to date.

For more information, contact Deb Knowles at (941) 349-9044 or [email protected].

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