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Metamucil and Tony Danza Announce Top 8 Finalists in “Do More Than You Think” Contest

Voting period commences in search for health and wellness charity to receive $100,000 donation

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 9:00 am EST

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"I am excited to see which organization voters choose for the $100,000 donation"

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metamucil is asking Americans to help them select one charity to win a $100,000 donation as part of the “Do More Than You Think” contest. Last fall, Metamucil teamed up with Tony Danza to launch the contest and inspire Americans to Do More—get healthy and help others do the same. Nearly 1,500 entries were received and now it’s up to America to choose a winner from the top eight finalists.

As someone who makes healthy living and philanthropy a part of his life, long-time Metamucil user, iconic television, stage and screen actor, Tony Danza knows the importance of giving back.

“It was great to see so many Americans nominate their favorite health and wellness organizations that are doing more to encourage healthy living in their communities,” said Danza. “I’m a big believer in the motto of America: 'E pluribus unum' – 'Out of many, one' – or as my dad would say, 'We’re all in this together, pal.'”

“I am excited to see which organization voters choose for the $100,000 donation,” he continued.

Among the top eight finalists are:

  • Compass, Inc.
  • Food Bank of Southern Iowa
  • HealthPartners, Inc.
  • Heartland Borderwalk Foundation
  • The LAM Foundation
  • MOMobile Dignity Health
  • Patient AirLift Services
  • Turnstone Center for Adults and Children with Disabilities

Voting for the “Do More Than You Think” contest opened to the public on February 14, 2014 and will run through March 14, 2014. Metamucil will announce the winning charity in March 2014.

Votes can be cast at DoMoreThanYouThink.com. The nominator of the winning organization will receive a trip to New York City to attend a taping of “The Dr. Oz Show.”

Metamucil is a multi-health fiber supplement that promotes digestive health and helps lower cholesterol to promote heart health.* It is the only leading fiber supplement on the market that contains psyllium fiber, which forms a thick gel that traps and removes some cholesterol and waste. This process helps lower total and LDL cholesterol levels in the body. Metamucil can also help maintain healthy blood sugar levels as part of a healthy diet.Metamucil has a low glycemic index, a measure of the effect of dietary carbohydrates on blood sugar levels.

How to Vote For Contest

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older as of the last day of the month prior to the date of entry. Void where prohibited. Voting deadline 11:59:59 PM (ET) on 3/14/14. See Official Rules at www.DoMoreThanYouThink.com for details including voting period.

About Metamucil

Created and introduced for the first time in 1934 by G.D. Searle & Co., Metamucil powder was acquired by Procter & Gamble in 1985. Made with 100% natural psyllium fiber, Metamucil flavors (Orange, Pink Lemonade and Berry) fit any lifestyle when you are looking to increase your fiber intake. Metamucil is the number one doctor and pharmacist1 recommended fiber brand. For more information, visit http://www.metamucil.com.

About Procter & Gamble

P&G serves approximately 4.8 billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Ace®, Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Duracell®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Fusion®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Iams®, Lenor®, Mach3®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, Prestobarba®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, Wella®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

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1Based on Pharmacy Times 2013 survey (fiber supplements, laxatives – bulk/fiber categories)

* Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk, as in Metamucil, may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. One adult dose of Metamucil has at least 2.1 grams of this soluble fiber.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Contact:

Procter & Gamble
Scott Popham, Global Digestive Wellness, 513-622-0219
popham.sw@pg.com
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MSLGROUP
Stephanie Sobala, 646-500-7854
stephanie.sobala@mslgroup.com