SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 04/22/13 -- Vemma Nutrition Company demonstrated its continued support of the HealthCorps mission to address the childhood obesity crisis by sponsoring and attending the nonprofit's annual fundraising gala event. Vemma Founder and CEO BK Boreyko, Co-Founder Karen Boreyko and Vice President of Marketing and Brand Development, Mark Patterson attended the gala.
Hosted at Gotham Hall in New York City, the Grassroots Garden Gala honored leaders in their fields who are making significant contributions to the health and well being of American youth.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, HealthCorps Chairman, renowned heart surgeon and two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning host of two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning "The Dr. Oz Show," and his wife Lisa Oz co-hosted the Gala, which also celebrated the work of Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources and founder of the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center as well as Marlo Thomas, actress, producer and social activist.
Grassroots Garden Gala guests were also treated to special live musical performances by Grammy-winning Hip Hop artists Naughty by Nature, and Jermaine Paul (winner of The Voice Season 2) who also recently performed at Vemma Revolution Convention at the Mirage in Las Vegas earlier this month.
"Dr. Oz is an amazing leader in his field and in the community, and I am always happy to support the work he and his foundation are doing in communities across the country to help our youth live healthier lives," BK Boreyko commented.
Vemma has been a long-time financial contributor and has served as a HealthCorps Community Sponsor since 2006. In addition, BK Boreyko is an active HealthCorps Advisory Board Member. Vemma's support of HealthCorps is closely tied to the company's mission to help to improve the lives of children around the world through improved health and nutrition.
Founded in 2004 by BK Boreyko, Vemma Nutrition Company is rapidly growing as one of the premier industry leaders specializing in premium liquid nutrition. Every week, thousands of people join the company's mission to make a positive difference in the lives of others through the sharing of the clinically studied Vemma formula. The Vemma brands -- including Verve, a healthy energy drink -- coupled with the company's rewarding business opportunity help people to live a better quality of life, both physically and financially. Vemma is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, and distributes its products through a global network of independent Brand Partners.
HealthCorps®, a 501 © 3 co-founded by Dr. Oz, the two-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning host of the two-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning "The Dr. Oz Show," and his wife Lisa, is building a movement to fight childhood obesity by getting to the underbelly of the crisis and helping Americans discover what they are really hungry for and why.
HealthCorps "Coordinators" carry out unique in school and community programming targeting high-need populations. Using peer mentoring to deliver a progressive curriculum in nutrition, fitness and mental strength, HealthCorps Coordinators give teens purpose, help develop human character and inspire an interest in health and culinary arts careers.
HealthCorps also serves as a unique research laboratory -- exploring the complex, underlying causes of the obesity crisis and discovering and communicating solutions. HealthCorps is bringing many initiatives together to address the "Whole Child" and activate the students' mind, body and spirit. As a result, HealthCorps is transforming the educational paradigm one school at a time.
The program network currently spans 66 schools in 14 states and the District of Columbia.
In the fall of 2012, we introduced HealthCorps University, a new "train the trainer" professional development program that makes the HealthCorps principles and curriculum available to virtually any school.
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