Photo: World champion boxers Timothy Bradley and Austin Trout join USANA Founder Dr. Myron Wentz and Co-CEO Dave Wentz at the Children’s Hunger Fund Food Pak event. (PRNewsFoto/USANA Health Sciences)
At USANA’s recent International Convention, company associates, athletes and celebrity partners came together to assemble 150,000 meals and raise $160,000 for charity—all in a span of four days.
The nutrition company incorporated several humanitarian projects into its annual event, held in USANA’s hometown of Salt Lake City. The schedule included a large-scale Food Pak event benefitting the Children’s Hunger Fund, a charitable partner dedicated to feeding malnourished children around the world. USANA had support from NFL Network correspondent and former American Ninja Warrior host Jenn Brown, as well as world-champion boxers Timothy Bradley, Austin Trout and Juan Diaz, who helped associates and employees pack more than 150,000 meals.
During another segment of the convention, the annual USANA Champions for Change 5K, participants ran the streets of downtown Salt Lake City dressed as superheroes. Heart surgeon and Daytime Emmy Award-winning host Dr. Mehmet Oz hosted the event alongside Amy Purdy, an actress, snowboarder and Paralympic bronze medalist who shared her story in the popular TED talk Living Beyond Limits. Oz and Purdy are also among the high-profile celebrities and athletes who donated their photos for the USANA 2016 Influencer Calendar, with all proceeds going to the USANA True Health Foundation.
By the close of the convention, participants had raised more than $160,000 in support of the foundation. The funds will provide critical necessities to those suffering or in need—the mission of the USANA True Health Foundation.
“We want USANA to be the healthiest family on earth, and that means strengthening our bodies and stretching our hearts,” USANA Co-CEO Dave Wentz said in a statement. “We want to reach out to the world and share the goodness that is within all of us. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to those who selflessly lift the loads of others.”