Buying Vitamins Can Now Help Fight Childhood Cancer | Business

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Buying Vitamins Can Now Help Fight Childhood Cancer

South Portland, ME (December 8, 2010) — DrNewtons.com, Maine’s largest direct-to-consumer vitamin company, announced today it will be donating a percentage of every sale made between 12/9 and 12/15 to the Maine Children’s Cancer Program (MCCP).

Learning of MCCP’s current annual fundraising goal of $855,000, DrNewtons.com wanted to lend a hand in meeting the needs of area children with cancer and hematological disorders.

“Like the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, DrNewtons.com knows the value of committing to better health and education,” said Carole Byers — co-founder and co-owner of Dr. Newton’s Naturals.  “This donation during the holiday season is our small way of contributing to a healthier community.”

DrNewtons.com is earmarking a minimum of $5,000 to the effort.  They hope to exceed this level during their seven-day drive — and plan on presenting their donation to MCCP after the event ends on 12/15.  “We are thrilled to have the support of DrNewtons.com on this effort. It is due to the generosity of our community that we are able to continue the important work of trying to find a cure for childhood cancer” said Christy Gunduz, Development Manager for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program.

ABOUT THE MAINE CHILDREN’S CANCER PROGRAM

The Maine Children's Cancer Program is a comprehensive program that provides treatment for children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders from all corners of the state of Maine. Each year more than 50 children with cancer are newly diagnosed and treated at MCCP. The average course of intense treatment is typically two years, although it can last as long as four. This means that approximately 200 children are in various stages of active treatment at any given time.

ABOUT DRNEWTONS.COM

For over 15 years, Dr. Newton’s Naturals has helped 1.7 million people live better and spend less.  Their trusted natural vitamin and supplements include Super C22, CalMax, OmegaKrill, Vital B-100, and more.  Family owned and operated in The Pine Tree State, DrNewtons.com continues to reach out to make Maine and the world a healthier place to live — whether by supporting local groups like MCCP and Portland Trails or donating vitamins to international relief efforts. 

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