September 01, 2009 12:24 ET

MANNA Presents the Power of Nutrition Award to Dr. Mehmet C. Oz

Benefit Luncheon at The Loews Philadelphia Hotel on Friday, October 2, 2009

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2009) - MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance) will honor Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, host of the new "The Dr. Oz Show" premiering on CBS 3 on September 14, 2009, at a benefit luncheon on October 2, 2009 from noon to 2:00 PM. Dr. Oz will receive MANNA's special The Power of Nutrition Award, in recognition of his longtime dedication to educating people and promoting healthy living through better nutrition. The luncheon will be held at The Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market Street, and will also feature remarks by Richard Keaveney, CEO of MANNA. Guests will enjoy a delicious, heart-healthy menu prepared by Loews' renowned chefs. Tickets to the luncheon are available for $125 per person. The media sponsor is CBS 3, with additional support from The Loews Philadelphia Hotel. "CBS 3 has been a proud supporter of MANNA for numerous years. We are thrilled that an organization that strives to provide nourishing support to so many people in our area has chosen to honor Dr. Oz, who has been a champion of education in nutrition," says Jon Hitchcock, President and General Manager of CBS 3 and The CW Philly.

MANNA has created The Power of Nutrition Award especially to honor Dr. Oz for his leadership in medicine and his efforts to promote nutritional health. "MANNA recognizes Dr. Oz for his passion in spreading a universal message of the power of nutrition to help us all live longer, healthier lives, as MANNA does in our community every day," says MANNA CEO Richard Keaveney. During its almost 20 year history, MANNA has served more than 7 million nutritious meals and provided nutrition counseling to clients at acute nutritional risk from a life-threatening illness living in the greater Philadelphia region. MANNA's individually tailored nutrition programs have become the region's leader in nutrition services for those battling diseases such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, diabetes, renal disease and others.

Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, host of "The Dr. Oz Show" premiering on CBS 3 on September 14, 2009 at 9:00 AM, is Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored more than 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents. He performs 250 heart operations annually. Dr. Oz was born in Cleveland, Ohio and received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University (1982) and obtained a joint MD and MBA (1986) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Wharton Business School.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:
    Meg Rider
    215-496-2662 x115
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    Joanne Calabria
    CBS 3 The CW Philly
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