Campbell to receive A.H.A. award

by Eric Schroeder
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CAMDEN, N.J. — The American Heart Association will recognize the Campbell Soup Co. with the first “Mission Achievement Award.” The award, which will be presented tonight at the A.H.A.’s annual New York City Heart Ball, was established to recognize an organization whose extraordinary efforts help to advance the mission of the A.H.A. through consumer public education and awareness, corporate support and industry leadership in prevention.

“The American Heart Association represents the gold standard for heart health awareness, and they are a key strategic partner of Campbell,” said Denise Morrison, president of Campbell North America Soup, Sauces and Beverages. Ms. Morrison will accept the award on behalf of Campbell. “We are honored to be recognized for our efforts to promote a heart-healthy lifestyle, from our great-tasting, heart-healthy soups, sauces, beverages and breads in the marketplace, to the culture of wellness we have created in the workplace.”

Campbell has been a national supporter of the A.H.A.’s Go Red For Women movement since 2006 and has pledged more than $3.6 million to help raise awareness of heart disease in women. Additionally, Campbell offers more than 115 products that meet criteria to display the A.H.A.’s heart-check mark, which helps people to identify heart-healthy foods. Among the products that display the heart-check mark are 25 varieties of Campbell’s Healthy Request soups, 28 varieties of Pepperidge Farm whole grain breads, Low Sodium V8 juice and all V8 V-Fusion juices, Prego Heart Smart Italian sauces and Swanson Chicken.

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