Nature’s Answer launches #Road2WellnessTour in support of American Cancer Society
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — Nature's Answer on Tuesday formed the Nature's Answer Foundation, and in partnership with the American Cancer Society, will launch its first annual #Road2WellnessTour.
"The effort to support the American Cancer Society and other initiatives, educate people about cancer prevention, and find a cure for cancer is so important to all of us at Nature's Answer," stated Frank D'Amelio, Jr., CEO Nature's Answer. "Many of us unfortunately have first-hand experience in dealing with this terrible disease. We decided to time the launch of the Nature's Answer Foundation and the cross-country tour with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, capping it off by arriving at the Making Strides walkathon in our own community."
Led by D'Amelio, along with a group of New York-based colleagues and supported by like-minded corporate sponsors, the group will ride their motorcycles more than 4,000 miles, raising money through donations from sponsors, sale of promotional items and from a portion of the total sale proceeds of Nature's Answer products during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The journey begins Oct. 1, in Los Angeles with stops in Phoenix, Denver, Memphis and Nashville, Tenn. and Hershey, Pa.. The tour finishes Oct. 15, 2017, in Long Island, New York, at the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walkathon at Jones Beach.
Along the way, D'Amelio and the team will stop at key retailers and other partners to raise awareness and donations on a local level in communities across the U.S. The tour also will feature extensive social media using #road2wellnesstour, including frequent updates and live stream coverage on Facebook (Nature's Answer); Twitter (@natures_answer); and Instagram (naturesanswer and road2wellnesstour).
NuGo Nutrition launches line of protein cookies
OAKMONT, Pa. — NuGo Nutrition is expanding its line of products by launching NuGo Protein Cookies, a gluten-free, vegan pea protein cookie.
"We're proud to have made a deliciously baked cookie satisfying the consumer demand for plant-based protein products that cater to many lifestyles," stated David Levine, NuGo CEO. "Consumers who eat gluten-free and vegan can now enjoy the classic cookie flavors they crave, while getting the protein and fiber they need."
The cookies join the lineup of NuGo vegan, gluten-free protein bars.
NuGo Protein Cookies will be available at Whole Foods Market nationally and many other retailers soon.
Reliefband gains distribution through ABC, Good Neighbor Pharmacy
HORSHAM, Pa. — Reliefband, a wearable, drug-free solution for nausea, on Tuesday announced a distribution partnership with AmerisourceBergen.
“Today’s healthcare environment necessitates a partner that has the size, reach and scale to deliver a product to patients at the right time,” stated Nick Spring, CEO of Reliefband Technologies. “This new relationship will significantly strengthen and grow our business, increasing our ability to provide innovative solutions to our customers.”
The Reliefband device is worn on the underside of the wrist, and uses the body’s own neural pathways to naturally regulate the mechanisms causing nausea without drugs. When activated, the Reliefband device emits gentle pulses through the skin stimulating the median nerve at the P6 pressure point located on the underside of the wrist. This stimulation generates a signal that travels through the body’s central nervous system to the higher emetic center of the brain. The signals modulate the neural pathways between the brain and the stomach, via the vagus nerve to relieve nausea.
This hospital tested and clinically proven therapy works as well as a leading prescription anti-emetic medication, without side effects such as drowsiness or constipation, Reliefband stated.