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National 'Greatness' Contest Winners Announced

NORTHRIDGE, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Nature Made(R) announced the five winners of its national Fuel Your Greatness(TM) contest. Nature Made is the nation's best-selling brand of vitamins, minerals, herbs and supplements in the food, drug, mass and club channels. The company celebrates the inherent greatness found in individuals across the country and, earlier this year, challenged Americans to submit their personal stories of greatness as part of its national contest. Nature Made is proud to announce that the winners, each of whom will be featured in an upcoming online documentary, include an award-winning interior decorator who used her creativity to inspire many with women's shelter makeovers; a 22-year-old who donated a kidney to save the life of a stranger; a young man battling Cystic Fibrosis who runs for his life; a local woman who lost her own health insurance and established a free health clinic to help others; and a woman who walks 60 miles every year to raise awareness for breast cancer in memory of her friend.

These stories of greatness along with personal photos from all winners will be featured on beginning September 26, 2009 in Fuel Your Greatness(TM).The Documentary., an online expose created by Nature Made to showcase inspirational stories of everyday people achieving personal greatness in their own communities and lives.

The contest winners, Terry Grahl, Breann Dobben, Ronnie Sharpe, Bette Grey and Doreen Charnell, were selected from hundreds of submissions by an esteemed panel of experts who have achieved their own personal greatness in their respective fields. The expert panel included well-known fitness guru Denise Austin; spirited lifestyle expert and how-to hipster Michele Beschen; best-selling author, with titles including How to be Happy Dammit and The Bounce Back Book: How to Thrive in the Face of Adversity, Setbacks and Losses, Karen Salmansohn; and memory expert and 2008 United States National Memory Champion Chester Santos.

"The expert panel used very specific criteria to evaluate all of the submissions. Each life story selected was evaluated based upon its ability to inspire others, the originality of personal growth, and translation of personal, creative expression that is aligned with Nature Made's positive outlook on life," said Josh Marder, senior brand manager at Nature Made.

Achieving personal greatness can be different for everyone; however, Nature Made celebrates the possibility for greatness in all and remains dedicated to providing innovative products that help their valued customers achieve their personal greatness on a daily basis. Nature Made has high-quality lines of vitamins and solutions-based products to help every individual reach his or her goals.

About Nature Made

Nature Made(R) is the number one best-selling brand of vitamins, minerals, herbs and supplements, offering more than 150 of the highest-quality products nationwide. Owned by Pharmavite, Nature Made(R) was the first line of dietary supplements to earn a third-party quality seal of approval through the United States Pharmacopeia's Verification Program. The dietary supplement industry is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission, as well as by government agencies in each of the 50 states. Visit for the latest news and offerings.

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