P&G’s Metamucil® Announces “Do More Than You Think” Contest Winner
Winner’s Charity, The LAM Foundation, receives $100,000 donation to do more for community
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CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metamucil is proud to announce the winner of the “Do More Than You Think” contest, Rebecca N. of Pennsylvania. Rebecca’s winning essay about the LAM Foundation was chosen out of nearly 1,500 written entries on deserving health and wellness organizations. As the grand prize winner, Rebecca’s charity will receive a $100,000 donation in her name to continue to do more for people living with LAM, a rare lung disease, and Rebecca and a guest will receive a trip to New York City to attend a taping of “The Dr. Oz Show.”
The “Do More Than You Think” contest launched on October 1, 2013 and ended on March 14, 2014. From October 4 through December 16, contestants were asked to write a brief essay explaining why their favorite health and wellness charity should receive the $100,000 donation. After the nominees were narrowed down to eight finalists by a panel of judges selected by P&G (NYSE: PG), voting was opened to the public on February 14, 2014 and ran through March 14, 2014. More than 22,000 votes were cast.
“We are so honored to have been selected as the recipient of the donation amongst the many other deserving charities,” said Sue Sherman, Executive Director of The LAM Foundation. “The overwhelming support of our community during the voting period is a testament to how dedicated we all are to finding a cure for LAM. We are grateful to Rebecca for nominating us and thankful to Metamucil for sponsoring the contest and recognizing how much more health and wellness organizations can do with financial support.”
Throughout the contest, Metamucil partnered with long-time Metamucil user, iconic television, stage and screen actor, Tony Danza. Tony believes in “doing good to feel good” and will be participating in an in-person check presentation to congratulate Rebecca and The LAM Foundation.
Proud sponsor of the “Do More Than You Think” contest, Metamucil is made with a 100 percent natural psyllium fiber and proven to help promote digestive health† and lower total and bad LDL cholesterol to promote heart health.* Metamucil can also help maintain healthy blood sugar levels as part of a healthy diet.†
Read Rebecca’s winning essay on DoMoreThanYouThink.com.
Created and introduced for the first time in 1934 by G.D. Searle & Co., Metamucil powder was acquired by P&G in 1985. Made with 100% natural psyllium fiber, Metamucil flavors (Orange, Pink Lemonade and Berry Burst) 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.
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The LAM Foundation urgently seeks safe and effective treatments, and ultimately a cure, for lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) through advocacy and the funding of promising research. We are dedicated to serving the scientific, medical and patient communities by offering information, resources and a worldwide network of hope and support.
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 1.8 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.