EMERYVILLE, Calif. - Feb. 2, 2015 // PRNewswire // - Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ; JMBA), Jamba Juice, a leading healthy, active lifestyle brand proudly announced today its commitment to raise funds and generate awareness for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) for the third consecutive year. Building off a successful history supporting the AHA's mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke across the state of California, Jamba and the AHA will work together to further these efforts nationwide in 2015.
Five of Jamba Juice's Energy Bowls are certified with the AHA as a heart-healthy meal choice: the Island Acai Bowl, Berry Bowl, Mango Peach Bowl, Acai Berry Bowl, and Tropical Acai Bowl. From February 12-22, Jamba will donate $1 to the AHA for every Energy Bowl sold, up to a maximum of $10,000. These donations will help fund research, education, advocacy, and community outreach programs.
From February 1-22, Jamba stores nationwide will raise funds for the AHA through a customer donation campaign. Customers who donate $1 to the AHA will receive a coupon sheet with exclusive Jamba offers and a "Whirl'd Heart" sticker to display the customer's name on Jamba's "Wall of Hearts". From February 12-22, Jamba will donate $1 to the AHA for every Energy Bowl sold, up to a maximum of $10,000. These donations will help fund research, education, advocacy, and community outreach programs. In 2014, Jamba exceeded fundraising goals, raising over $200,000. Jamba looks to surpass that effort in 2015.
"I am pleased to expand our organization's commitment to supporting the important work that the American Heart Association is doing," said Jamba chairman, president, and CEO James D. White. "The work that the AHA does to provide education to help families make healthier nutrition and lifestyle choices will benefit the greater communities we serve."
To further its vision of inspiring and simplifying healthy living, Jamba is proud to become an Inaugural Member of the AHA's Heart-Check Mark Meal Certification Program. When you spot the American Heart Association's Heart-Check Mark, you'll instantly know the food has been certified to meet AHA nutrition requirements. It's a good first step in creating an overall sensible eating plan. Effective February 1, five of Jamba's Energy Bowls will be certified with the AHA as a heart-healthy meal choice: the Island Acai Bowl, Berry Bowl, Mango Peach Bowl, Acai Berry Bowl, and Tropical Acai Bowl.
"We are very appreciative of Jamba Juice's commitment to helping raise awareness about the prevention of heart disease, and we are pleased that some of their menu items are now certified heart-healthy by the American Heart Association," said Bernie Dennis, Chairman of the American Heart Association. "Thanks to the support of companies like Jamba Juice, we are able to make a significant impact on the lives of millions of Americans through our programs, education and research."
In support of Jamba's "Team Up for a Healthy America™ Program", Jamba Juice is expanding its community outreach and employee engagement efforts through the AHA's Hands-Only CPR education program and Fit-Friendly Company certification. During the month of February, thousands of Jamba Juice employees nationwide will have the opportunity to learn Hands-Only CPR. Jamba will also activate additional fundraisers in the San Francisco Bay Area to support the AHA's Heart of Gold Ball, including a silent and virtual auction. Jamba Juice is recognized by the AHA as a Platinum Level Fit-Friendly Worksite.
Founded in 1990, Jamba, Inc. is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you, specialty beverage and food offerings, which include great tasting, whole fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices and juice blends, hot teas, and a variety of food items including hot oatmeal, breakfast wraps, sandwiches, Artisan Flatbreads™, baked goods, and snacks. As of September 30, 2014, there were 862 Jamba Juice store locations globally. Jamba is a proud sponsor of "Team Up for a Healthy America" in the fight against childhood obesity and encourages fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes, and other leaders committed to getting kids active and involved at www.myhealthpledge.com. Fans of Jamba Juice can find out more about Jamba Juice's locations as well as specific offerings and promotions by visiting the Jamba Juice website at www.JambaJuice.com or by contacting Jamba's Guest Services team at 1-866-4R-FRUIT (473-7848).
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Jamba Juice Company is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you, specialty beverage and food offerings