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Wellness in the Workplace Leader Donates Portion of Proceeds to Nationwide, Community-based Voluntary Health Organization

San Francisco, CA - November 2009 – The FruitGuys, the industry leader in providing farm-fresh produce to the American workplace, has partnered with the American Cancer Society this holiday season.  The FruitGuys is donating 500 crates of fruit to over 400 companies throughout California.  Each fruit crate contains a mix of hand-picked seasonal fruit sourced from regional farms.  Through this special partnership, recipients of the fruit crates are given the opportunity to purchase FruitGuys holiday gift boxes with 20% of the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

Founded on the premise that bringing healthy brain food to the office can boost productivity, improve wellness and help companies improve bottom lines, The FruitGuys makes it easy to access fresh fruit by providing weekly deliveries of fresh fruit to businesses across the nation.  According to the American Cancer Society, poor diets and sedentary lifestyles are among the most important contributors to cancer risk with studies showing that people who eat a diet rich in fruit have a significantly lower risk of developing cancer.  Fruit contains many cancer fighting antioxidants and plant chemicals, which inhibit oxidative damage, significantly lowering toxins and free radicals from the body.

“We are proud to be supporting the American Cancer Society,” stated Chris Mittelstaedt, founder and chief executive officer, The FruitGuys.  “We are committed to improving wellness in the workplace and through this partnership we are spreading our message to companies throughout California while also giving a portion of our proceeds to ACS.”
The FruitGuys will be offering this special promotion through April 30, 2010.

About The FruitGuys
The FruitGuys is the industry leader in providing farm-fresh produce to the American workplace.  Founded in 1998 and headquartered in San Francisco, The FruitGuys has pioneered this fast-growing category that provides viable solutions to the ever-challenging workplace health crisis.  The company was founded on the premise that bringing healthy brain food to the office can boost productivity, improve wellness and help companies improve their bottom lines.

The FruitGuys provides fresh fruit from local farms to thousands of American businesses, from small family- run businesses to major Fortune 500 corporations.  The FruitGuys has been called upon by some of the most well known businesses in the nation, including: Yahoo!; Yamaha; VMWare; Wells Fargo, among thousands of other industry leaders.

About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer.  As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community.  We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.  As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do.  As a result, about 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year.  To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.