July 10, 2010

Save a Life with a few Clicks? ~ Sandja Brügmann

Here’s an article via the lovely Sandja, of Refresh Agency.  We’re lovin’ what they are doing with VivaPrime and Vitamin Angels and hope you’re inspired to support!

Together, VivaPrime and Vitamin Angels are working to prevent child malnutrition worldwide, one child at a time

An estimated 190 million children in the World suffer from vitamin A deficiency (VAD) and 350,000 go blind from vitamin A deficiency every year.  Even more shocking, 1/3 of child mortality is caused by under nutrition. In addition, each year there are 450,000 children under five that die due to zinc deficiency, and 136,000 deaths caused each year due to iron-deficiency anemia.

VivaPrime is working with Vitamin Angels, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing vital nutrition in the form of supplements to developing countries, communities, and individuals in the U.S. and around the world, in order to reduce child mortality and prevent malnutrition. Through the social media `Save a Life’ campaign, VivaPrime will donate $.25 to Vitamin Angels for each person that “Likes” the VivaPrime Facebook page. For just $.25, Vitamin Angels can help a single child with both vitamin A and anti-parasitics for one year. In addition, VivaPrime donates a portion of each sale of VivaPrime products to Vitamin Angels to offer continuous support for Vitamin Angels and their courageous efforts.

VivaPrime holistic nutritional solutions are designed to target specific health concerns, while improving overall health and wellness. The products combine the best of nature with quality science, and are designed with optimum dosages to provide comprehensive, convenient, and cost effective solutions. Every VivaPrime product is blister packed to protect the potency of natural ingredients from oxidation and humidity. For more information visit VivaPrime’s website, or on twitter, or facebook.

Sandja Brügmann is founder and owner of Refresh Agency, a boutique PR and communications agency focusing on the green lifestyle market [LOHAS] and has worked with leading brands and companies such as Crocs, GoodBelly, Clementine Art, FASHIONmeGREEN, SNAP gathering, Vickerey, Neve Designs and Chocolove. She was born and raised in the fashionable and sustainable Denmark. Sandja grew up in a household run mostly on solar power by an entrepreneurial mother and an eco-conscientious father. Sandja’s career began as a renewable energy researcher for Financial Times, before she moved to lifestyle company, Gaiam, as the Marketing Manager.         Her vibrant passion for inspiring positive change is seen in her work at Refresh Agency and through her global ECOfashion trend spotting adventures for Scandinavian publications PURE Magazine and IN Magazine, as well as USA-based EcoSalon, LOHAS and Elephant Journal. Sandja is a certified yogini, a Danish national team Olympic hopeful archery champion and she adores her daily lessons as a parent.

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