$15,000 Donation to Help Support Downtown L.A. YMCA Efforts to
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Global nutrition company Herbalife
(NYSE: HLF) has announced a $15,000 donation as part of its ongoing
commitment as Official Nutrition Sponsor of the 2015 YMCA Stair Climb
for Los Angeles.
This is the third straight year Herbalife will serve as the Official
Nutrition Sponsor of the YMCA Stair Climb. The $15,000 donation will
help support the downtown YMCA's programs that promote youth
development, healthy living and social responsibility.
The YMCA stair climb—taking place on Friday, September 25—will showcase
a range of Herbalife sports nutrition products throughout the event,
including Herbalife's popular H30 hydration product and its effervescent
Liftoff® energy product, all designed to keep athletes of all levels
fueled during competition. Herbalife products will be placed into 4,000
gift bags prepared by the YMCA for stair climb participants.
"Herbalife is committed to promoting a healthy, active lifestyle among
people of all fitness levels, regardless of where they are on their
nutrition and wellness journey," said Amy Greene, senior vice president,
global engagement, Herbalife. "We are honored to partner with the YMCA
of Downtown Los Angeles and to be the official nutrition sponsor of this
year's YMCA Stair Climb."
97 Herbalife employees are expected to climb the 1,664 stairs it takes
to reach the pinnacle of the US Bank tower in Downtown Los Angeles—the
tallest building west of the Mississippi. Several independent Herbalife
members were also on hand at the Herbalife booth.
The sponsorship further highlights Herbalife's commitment to playing an
active role in the Los Angeles community—an area known for its large
Latino community and served by the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles.
The agreement with the YMCA is part of Herbalife's broader community
engagement program aimed at promoting good nutrition as part of a
healthy, active lifestyle. For example, during September alone,
Herbalife has supported the Los Angeles triathlon, the Nautica Malibu
Triathlon, the DC Nation's Triathlon in Washington D.C., and the 2015
ITU World Triathlon Grand Final and World Championships in Chicago, with
many Herbalife employees and members also participating in the events.
Herbalife also works with the Red Cross Los Angeles to provide disaster
relief and protein recovery snacks to blood donors. Herbalife also
supports a number of local charities and organizations, such as ‘A Place
Called Home', the Children's Institute Inc., and the Union Rescue
Mission to help provide nutrition support to vulnerable children and
families in the L.A. area.
Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people's
lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management,
energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively
to and through dedicated Independent Herbalife Members in more than 90
countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide problems of poor
nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality products, one-on-one
coaching with an Herbalife member and a community that inspires
customers to live a healthy, active life.
We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife
programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also
sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the
globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many
The company has over 7,800 employees worldwide, and its shares are
traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of $5
billion in 2014. To learn more visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com.
About YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles
YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles (LA Y) is a non-profit organization
dedicated to strengthening communities by supporting youth development,
healthy living and social responsibility. Welcoming individuals of all
ages, faiths and backgrounds, the Y is committed to nurturing everyone's
potential in spirit, mind and body. No one is turned away due to the
inability to pay. Serving Los Angeles since 1882, the LA Y is comprised
of 26 branches and three resident camps that stretch across 100 miles of
Los Angeles County. Through unique programs and services, YMCA of
Metropolitan Los Angeles provides more than a quarter million families
each year with the tools and encouragement to learn, grow and thrive.
For more information, visit www.ymcala.org.
About Stuart M. Ketchum Downtown YMCA
Ketchum-Downtown YMCA is one of 26 branches of YMCA of Metropolitan Los
Angeles, a non-profit organization that serves more than a quarter
million families each year. Welcoming individuals of all ages, faiths
and backgrounds, the Y is committed to nurturing everyone's potential in
spirit, mind and body. No one is turned away due to the inability to
pay. Through programs that promote youth development, healthy living and
social responsibility, Ketchum-Downtown YMCA inspires its community to
learn, grow and thrive. For more information about Ketchum-Downtown
YMCA, visit www.ymcala.org/ketchum-downtown.
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