Zier to Lead Fundraising Campaign to Raise Awareness and Help Combat
Heart Disease and Stroke
FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nutrisystem (NASDAQ: NTRI),
a leading provider of weight management products and services, today
announced that CEO Dawn Zier has been named 2017 Chair of the American
Heart Association (AHA) Go Red For Women Initiative in Philadelphia.
Zier will lead a committee of Philadelphia-based executives who will
help to raise awareness for and combat heart disease and stroke. The Go
Red For Women Initiative makes a passionate call to action for women to
live healthier, stronger lives.
“Working in the weight loss industry, it’s nearly impossible not to
address the prevalence of heart disease and stroke in women,” said Zier.
“The risk of these two diseases affects many of our customers and by
championing this cause, we’re doing our part to educate individuals and
help them understand the solutions available to decrease that risk.
Maintaining a healthy weight is one of those solutions and we’re proud
to join the AHA in this effort. ”
“The American Heart Association is thrilled that Dawn Zier will chair
Philadelphia’s 2017 Go Red for Women Campaign,” says Laura Hollot, AHA’s
Philadelphia Metro Executive Director. “Nutrisystem shares AHA’s
dedication to health and wellness for all Americans, and we look forward
to Dawn’s leadership.”
Nutrisystem has been a local sponsor of the Go Red For Women initiative
for the past two years and will continue this sponsorship in 2016 and
2017. Robin Shallow, Nutrisystem Vice President, Communications, will
join the 2016 Go Red Executive Committee.
In addition to its support of the AHA, since 2009 Nutrisystem has been a
National Strategic Partner of the American Diabetes Association, and an
active participant in the Philadelphia Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.
In 2014, the Company became a VIP sponsor and Zier served as co-chair of
Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRI)
is a leader in the weight loss industry, having helped millions of
people lose weight over the course of more than 40 years. The Company’s
weight loss solutions include Nutrisystem®
My Way®, a 28-day structured food delivery program including a
digital platform, NuMi
by Nutrisystem®, multi-day kits and individual products available at
select retail outlets. The Company’s current product line offers
customers the most meal choices, including more than 100 foods
containing no artificial preservatives or artificial flavors.
Nutrisystem® plans are consistent with national guidelines for dietary
intake meeting targets for fat, sodium, sugar, cholesterol, fiber and
physical activity and include comprehensive counseling options from
trained weight loss coaches, registered dietitians and certified
diabetes educators. Plans can be customized to specific dietary needs
and preferences including the Nutrisystem®
D® program for people with Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. For more
information, go to NutrisystemNews.com.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart
disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We
team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for
stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and
information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based
association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization
dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get
involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or
call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.