Premium Chocolate Maker, Norman Love Confections Partners with Boston Red Sox for Local Heart Walk
The Boston Red Sox and Norman Love Confections BLACK™ ultra premium chocolate are the ingredients for a home run. Add in the American Heart Association and you have a grand slam.
NLC has partnered with the Red Sox to help raise funds for this year’s American Heart Association’s Start! Heart Walk at Centennial Park in downtown Ft. Myers on Saturday, December 12th.
NLC will be serving a low-fat version of its newly released Norman Love Confections BLACK™ Sipping Chocolate* during the Start! Heart Walk event. Further supporting the Red Sox and Heart Association’s fundraising efforts, in February for the first-time, a limited edition Norman Love Confections BLACK™ Hearts product will be offered for Valentine’s Day, along with NLC’s classic heart flavors. Portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Norman Love Confections BLACK™ Hearts will be donated to the Red Sox’ Heart Walk team.
Norman Love, founder of NLC and one of North America’s Top 10 Chocolatiers, and his wife Mary Love both have heart disease in their immediate family.
“Our partnership with the Boston Red Sox and the American Heart Association is particularly one that hits close to home and we are glad we have the opportunity to raise funds and awareness for this cause,” Love explains.
The Red Sox are proud to partner with Norman Love Confections for such a great cause, according to Todd Stephenson, Special Advisor Florida Operations and 2009 Heart Walk Chair. “We are so thankful Norman Love and his team stepped up to the plate.”
NLC has a proven history of supporting the local and surrounding community. In 2009 alone, NLC has supported more than 250 organizations and events.
“Mary and Norman truly have a passionate affection of helping others around them,” American Heart Association’s Vice President of Field Operations for SWFL Regan Goldberg says. “We are honored to have their support of our Start! Cause Heart Walk which helps to encourage people to make healthier lifestyle choices year-round.”
In 2008 NLC launched its Norman Love Confections BLACK™ line partially due to the health benefits associated with dark premium chocolate. One benefit is that dark chocolate contains antioxidants known as flavanols that destroy free radicals, which have been implicated in heart disease.
“With the national reach that Norman Love Confections has with their Norman Love Confections BLACK™ dark chocolate line, we are sure this will help us raise much awareness about the fight against heart disease and stroke,” Goldberg says.
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For information on participating in the Start! Heart Walk, call the American Heart Association at (239) 498-9288 or visit the Lee County Start! Heart Walk Web site to become a fundraising walker or make a tax-deductible donation at www.leeheartwalk.org
* Limited supply available.
About Norman Love Confections:
Founded in 2001 by Norman and Mary Love, Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal ultra premium chocolate. Based in Fort Myers, Fla., the corporate headquarters encompasses both the production and retail operations. The Chocolate Salon is a stylish retail shop with an intimate ambience in which customers may purchase chocolates or linger over house-made pastries, gourmet coffees, lattes and smoothies. For more information about Norman Love Confections, visit the Chocolate Salon located at 11380 Lindbergh Boulevard, off Daniels Parkway, in Fort Myers, call toll free 866-515-2121 or visit www.normanloveconfections.com.
About the American Heart Association:
Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. These diseases, America’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, and all other cardiovascular diseases claim nearly 870,000 lives a year. In fiscal year 2007-2008, the association invested nearly $560 million in research, professional and public education, and advocacy and community service programs to help all Americans live longer, healthier lives. To learn more, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit americanheart.org.