In the spirit of giving and for the sake of wellness, Ferndale Healthcare continues its efforts through its HELIOCARE brand committing to support Vitamin Angels and Walgreens in their effort to help at-risk populations in need of support. The goal of Vitamin Angels is to specifically enable pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five to gain essential access to high-quality lifesaving and life-changing vitamins and minerals.
Through its humanitarian efforts during the year in 2013, Vitamin Angels connected nearly 30,459,000 children and mothers in over 40 countries, including the United States, with the vital nutrients and vitamins that they need as a foundation for good health. Increasing their reach in 2014, the non-profit organization is hoping to increase this number to reach out to an estimated 40 million children and mothers in approximately 45 countries. The powerful antioxidant formula in each vitamin capsule of HELIOCARE is derived from Polypodium leucotomos extract (PLE), a fern plant that is native to Central and South America that has been used for centuries as a remedy for skin related conditions. This variety of fern, which was once an organic aquatic plant, has adapted to life on land and created its own protection from exposure to harsh UV rays found in sunlight. By utilizing the extract of this organically grown plant, HELIOCARE delivers antioxidant supplements that help the skin to begin to protect itself from further damage. For more information, please visit: www.heliocare.com.
Through 2017, support to women and children will continue with a percentage of each HELIOCARE purchase at any Walgreens location being donated to help Vitamin Angels provide 100 million children and mothers with the vitamins and minerals they need to live healthy lives. HELIOCARE can be purchased in-store or online at www.walgreens.com.
To learn more about the program or see a full list of products and participating vendors, please visit: www.walgreens.com/vitaminangels.