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Supplement Pioneer Terry Lemerond Receives First ABC Champion Award

(AUSTIN, Texas, March 31, 2015) The nonprofit AmericanBotanical Council (ABC) is pleased to announce the recipient of its inauguralChampion Award: Terry Lemerond, founder and president of EuroPharma, Inc., ofGreen Bay, Wisconsin. The ABC Champion Award was created to recognize an individual or individualswho have been outstanding supporters of ABC helping significantly to promotethe achievement of ABC’s nonprofit educational mission. The award was given toLemerond by ABC Founder and Executive Director Mark Blumenthal just prior tothe 10th Annual ABC Botanical Celebration and Awards Ceremony in Anaheim,California, on March 5.Lemerond’s contributions to the natural health sphere over the course of hismore than 40-year career are manifold. His self-proclaimed mission is to“improve the health of America.” Preceding his founding of EuroPharma, a botanical and dietary supplementmanufacturer and distributor to natural food stores, and its sister company,EuroMedica, a manufacturer of dietary supplements for health professionals, Terryfounded and owned both Enzymatic Therapy, Inc. and PhytoPharmica, Inc. before hesold the companies in 2000. Enzymatic Therapy was instrumental in being one ofthe first companies in North America to offer a retail line of standardizedherbal extracts (e.g., ginkgo, milk thistle, et al.) for which he partneredwith the respected global extract manufacturer Indena of Milan, Italy.A veteran of the natural foods industry, Terry started in the natural productsbusiness in 1969 when he purchased BayNatural Foods, an independent natural food store in Green Bay. He sold thestore along with Enzymatic Therapy in 2000, and then started EuroPharma and hisnew health food store Terry Naturally in 2007.Lemerond has developed more than 400 natural products, empowers healtheducation through his various Terry TalksNutrition outlets, and has authored two books — Seven Keys to Vibrant Health (1995) and Seven Keys to Unlimited Personal Achievement (1997). Among thevarious Terry Talks Nutritionprograms is a live radio show, which Terry hosts weekly.“Terry has been a good friend and great ABC supporter for over 25 years, sincethe earliest days of ABC,” said Blumenthal. “He is a strong believer in thevalue of education to help consumers and health professionals learn about the beneficialroles that herbs and other dietary supplements play in a healthy lifestyle. Throughoutthe years, Terry has been one of ABC’s most consistent supporters — of theorganization in general and of many of our publications and programs. Inaddition to providing ongoing support of ABC’s programs, Terry is often one ofthe first to support, or even help launch, a new ABC initiative.”“I am deeply honored to receive the Herbal Champion Award from ABC,” saidLemerond. “I find it extremely gratifying to be able to support the herbalcommunity as well as ABC.” He continued, “ABC assures fair and honest reportingon herbal medicine to the media and to researchers and health professionalsworldwide. This organization takes herbal medicine to a whole new level ofprofessionalism. I encourage everyone who is dedicated to protecting our rightsand choice of complementary medicine to support ABC.”“ABC is always grateful for the many hundreds of industry and community leaderswho support our nonprofit educational mission,” added Blumenthal. “Everyone whosupports us often has their special way(s) of doing so. However, Terry standsout,” he noted. “His generosity and strong belief in ABC’s unique role as anagent of social and cultural change have been top notch. It’s people like TerryLemerond that have been instrumental in ABC’s growth and long-term successesfor almost 27 years.”Acknowledginghis generous support of the natural foods and dietary supplements industry andnatural health communities, Terry has been the recipient of such honors as the NaturalProducts Association’s 2008 Industry Champion Award, the Southeast NaturalProducts Association’s 2013 President’s Award, and the National ProductsAssociation Southwest’s 2010 President’s Award.“One of the most rewarding aspects of being a part of the herb and naturalhealth community for over 45 years,” said Blumenthal, “is the quality ofinteresting, highly independent, and accomplished people I’ve met over theyears. I am profoundly grateful for the many amazing, intelligent, sincere, anddeeply committed people I’ve met in this community who are helping to raise theconsciousness of Americans about the value of good nutrition and naturalhealth. Many of these people become close friends, not only professionally, butpersonally. Terry is one of those people.”