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The Vitamin D Council launches 2014 Fundraiser

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – Today, the Vitamin D Council launched a fundraising pledge drive. The goal is to raise $60,000 in thirty days. The fundraiser takes place from July 23 to August 22 online at https://pledge.vitamindcouncil.org.

The Vitamin D Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, working to educate the public on vitamin D, sun exposure, and health.

“As a nonprofit, individual donations are the reason why we exist and continue to exist. We need community support in order to continue our efforts in spreading awareness of and knowledge on vitamin D and safe sun exposure,” says Dr. John Cannell, the Executive Director and Founder of the Vitamin D Council.

The fundraiser’s goal is to raise money to be able to complete certain projects that the Vitamin D Council aims to accomplish in the near future.

These projects include funding vitamin D research, building a network of health professionals who address vitamin D deficiency in their practice, translating the website into multiple languages, and initiating vitamin D wellness programs in local offices and beyond.

The Vitamin D Council is offering several gifts in exchange for donations, including a Vitamin D Enthusiast bundle for a donation of $100. The bundle consists of a UVA+B SunFriend monitor, a bottle of Biotech 5,000 IU vitamin D3 supplements, and a vitamin D t-shirt.

Donations ranging from $250 to $5000 have the opportunity to become more involved with the Vitamin D Council research and coverage process. Depending on the donation amount, this will involve collaborating with Vitamin D Council to create either a blog or a health summary. The donor will be able to sponsor the blog or health summary with their name.

“Every donation matters,” says Jeff Nicklas, Director of Operations of the Vitamin D Council. “We have a lot of exciting projects lined up, and we need support from as many people as possible to further our outreach efforts.”

For more information on the fundraiser, visit https://pledge.vitamindcouncil.org.

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6 Responses to The Vitamin D Council launches 2014 Fundraiser

  1. Rita and Misty says:

    I think it is very important for us to support the Vitamin D Council during this fund-raising campaign. Where else can we find up-to-date, accurate and unbiased information on vitamin D?

    Dr. John Cannell and his staff do an excellent job on really a shoe-string budget.

    I consider the Vitamin D Council to be the most impeccable nonprofit organization. But even the most impeccable nonprofit requires funds to survive.

    Please consider a membership today.

    After all, we exist because we choose to belong. Without our support, we just wouldn’t be here.

  2. Magic says:


    I think an explosion in interest in vitamin D3 could be about to come. A few gutsy people have thrown caution to the wind. Check this out. There are about 500 reviews and most are “jumping up and down” excited.

    Directing them to your facebook and this site could bring in lots of money …


  3. Magic says:

    Here is another. It always alarmed me that so many elderly people died of pneumonia in the summer.



  4. Rita and Misty says:

    I value my Vitamin D Council membership because Dr Cannell seeks to provide unbiased, accurate and up to date information on D. Vitamin D is essential. True. But further research is needed prior to recommending extreme doses to the public. To be an ethical physician carries with it great responsibility. Cannell’s approach to D is ethical. And for me this means everything. I support him fully. And That is why I choose to support the Vitamin D Council.

  5. Rita and Misty says:

    And it is John’s ethical voice of reason that is the best promotion of his very impeccable nonprofit organization.