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  1. HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: Write an original 2,500-character (including spaces and all punctuation) or less essay (“Essay”) telling us “Why the health or wellness charity or organization of your choice deserves a $100,000 donation.” Selected charity must be a recognized IRS 501(c)3 charity in good standing and must be physically located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, at the time of Winner determination and prize award. Selected charity must be viewed by Sponsor as a health or wellness charity, in its sole discretion. The charity should not involve or promote religious or political advocacy. Charity is subject to Sponsor’s final approval. See Rule #3 for entry instructions and Submission Requirements. Entries will be judged to determine ten (10) Finalists. Finalist entries will then be posted for public voting to determine one (1) Grand Prize Winner. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip to New York City to attend a taping of The Dr. Oz. Show, and a $100,000 donation will be made in the Grand Prize Winner’s name to the charity specified in the Winner’s essay.

  2. ELIGIBILITY: This promotion is open only to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older as of the last day of the month prior to the date of entry. Employees of Procter & Gamble, The Dr. Oz Show, ZoCo Productions LLC, Harpo Studios, Inc., Sony Pictures Television Inc., their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and internet agencies (collectively “Released Parties”) and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.

  3. HERE’S HOW TO ENTER: The Do More Than You Think Contest (“Contest”) begins at 3:00:00 PM (ET) on 10/1/13 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 12/16/13 (“Promotion Entry Period”). To enter, visit www.DoMoreThanYouThink.com and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Official Contest Entry Form, input your essay (“Entry” or “Submission”) and submit to enter. A person can use only one (1) email address to enter. Limit one (1) entry per email address throughout the Promotion Entry Period. If more than one (1) Entry is received per person, only the first such Entry received will be eligible. All entry materials submitted become property of Sponsor and will not be returned. No correspondence will be acknowledged, read or returned. Participants may not submit an Entry for another person. Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.

    SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
    Determination of compliance with Submission Requirements and these Official Rules will be in the sole discretion of the Sponsor/judges.

  • Essay Submission must be 2,500-characters (including spaces and all punctuation) or less.

  • Essay Submission must be in English; common foreign words/phrases are acceptable as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

  • Essay Submission must be your original work that has not won a previous prize or award. Modifying, enhancing or altering a third party’s preexisting work does not qualify as Entrant’s original creation.

  • Essay Submission must not include any personally identifiable information (e.g. last name, address, school, place of work, etc.) of entrant or any other person(s). Submission must not contain any information that references websites, addresses, email addresses, contact information or phone numbers (other than those associated with the charity referenced in the Essay).

  • Essay Submission must not contain defamatory statements (including words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic group).

  • Essay Submission must not include threats to any person, place, business, or group; it must not invade privacy or other rights of any person, firm, entity, and it must not in any way violate applicable federal, state, or local laws and regulations.

  • Essay Submission must not contain content that promotes dangerous activities that may result in injury to oneself or others.

  • Essay Submission must not contain profanities or obscenities, and must not in any way disparage persons or organizations associated with Sponsor.

  • Essay Submission may include Metamucil brand names and/or trademarks; the use of Metamucil brand names and/or trademarks is permitted only for the purpose of entering in this Contest. Any descriptions of Metamucil product usage must be in compliance with labeled usage directions which are available at Metamucil.com. NOTE: Use of Metamucil brand names and/or trademarks is not required. Submission must not refer, depict or in any way reflect negatively upon the Sponsor, the Contest or any other person or entity.

  • Essay Submission must be suitable for presentation in a public forum.

  • If entrant is considered a minor in his/her state of residence, entrant must have received permission from his/her parent/legal guardian, prior to entry (i.e., residents of AL and NE must receive permission if under 19 years of age, and residents of MS must receive permission if under 21 years of age).

  • By entering, 1) entrant certifies that the Essay he/she submitted is his/her own original work and he/she holds all rights to the Essay, that the Essay has not won a previous prize or award and that he/she has followed and complied with the Official Rules of the Contest and 2) entrant hereby grants Sponsor the right to post the Essay on www.DoMoreThanYouThink.com for the duration of the online voting period, should entrant be deemed a Finalist.

  1. JUDGING: All eligible entries received will be preliminarily judged to determine up to twenty (20) Semi-Finalist entries by D.L. Blair, Inc., an independent judging organization whose decisions are final. The Semi-Finalist entries will then be judged by a sponsor-specified panel to determine ten (10) Finalists. Panel may include Tony Danza, depending on availability. All judging will be based on the following criteria: Originality & Creativity of Essay – 45%; Appropriateness of Essay to Theme – 40% and Sincerity of Essay – 15%. In the event of a tie, tied entries will be broken based on the highest score for “Originality & Creativity of the Essay.” Potential Finalists will be notified by overnight delivery and will be required to complete and return required documents as detailed in Rule #7. Failure to comply or return of any notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification without further notice and an alternate Finalist may be selected, time permitting. If Sponsor is unable to verify ten (10) Finalists within the required time period, online voting will proceed with the number of Finalists that are able to be verified. The charity named in the essay of each of the Finalists must also grant permission in writing for the Sponsor to use Charity’s name/logo for posting on the promotional website. If the charity does not grant permission, then that Finalist will be disqualified and will not be posted for voting. It is permissible for the same charity to be named in more than one (1) of the Finalist Essays.

  2. VOTING: Beginning 3:00:00 PM (ET) on 2/14/14, the eligible Finalist Entries will be posted on www.DoMoreThanYouThink.com. Website visitors will be given the opportunity to select their favorite Essay to determine the Grand Prize Winner by following the online voting instructions to vote. The first time you submit a vote, you will receive an email to the email address submitted and will be required to click on the link in the email and confirm your email address in order for your vote to be valid. Votes must be received by 11:59:59 PM (ET) on 3/14/14. In order to vote, you must be 18 years of age or older as of the last day of the month prior to the date of voting. There is a limit of one vote per email address per day (start of day ET through 11:59:59 PM ET). The Finalist who receives the highest number of eligible votes will be deemed the Grand Prize Winner. All remaining Finalists will be deemed Runner-Up Winners. In the event of a final tie, tiebreaker will be based on the highest score for “Originality & Creativity of Submission” as determined from the panel judging, per Rule #4.
  3. PRIZES: Up to nine (9) Runner-Up Prizes: Each Runner-Up winner will receive a Metamucil prize package containing Sponsor-specified items (Approximate Retail Value of each prize package: $100). One (1) Grand Prize: Grand Prize Winner will receive a 3-day/2-night trip for two (2) to New York City (“Trip”) to attend a Sponsor-specified taping of The Dr. Oz Show during Spring 2014 (Approximate Retail Value of Trip: $5,000). In addition, a $100,000 donation will be made in the Grand Prize Winner’s name to the health or wellness charity specified in the Winner’s Essay (subject to Sponsor’s final approval of charity). Selected charity must be a recognized IRS 501(c)3 charity in good standing and must be physically located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, at the time of Winner determination and prize award. Charity will be required to provide proof of 501(c)3 status. Sponsor will make donation directly to the charity; Grand Prize Winner may not take tax deduction for donation portion of the prize. Grand Prize Winner and guest must agree to depart and return on the Trip dates specified by Sponsor. Dates of Trip departure and return are subject to change. Trip includes round-trip coach air transportation from major airport nearest Winner’s home, standard hotel accommodations (one (1) room/double occupancy), lunch for winner and travel companion on day of show taping, ground transportation to/from airport/hotel, and a $500 Sponsor-specified gift card. Terms and conditions on gift card apply. Grand Prize Winner and guest are solely responsible for all other expenses not specifically set forth herein, including but not limited to additional meals, additional transportation, baggage fees, upgraded room accommodations, souvenirs and other incidentals and items of a personal nature. Date of The Dr. Oz Show taping winner/guest will attend will be specified by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, mutilated or stolen travel documents. The actual retail value of the prize will depend on Winner's point of departure/return and dates of travel. If the Grand Prize Winner lives within a fifty (50) mile radius of New York City, no air transportation will be provided; only ground transportation will be provided. Grand Prize Winner and guest must travel on same itinerary. In the event The Dr. Oz Show is cancelled or postponed for any reason, Sponsor will have no obligation to award compensation in lieu thereof but the remainder of the trip will be awarded. Children under 18 years of age are not permitted to attend the taping of The Dr. Oz Show. Prizes consist of only those items specifically listed as part of the prize. Prize may not be transferred, sold or offered for sale. Limit one (1) prize per person or household.

  4. GENERAL RULES: Potential Finalists (and parent/legal guardian if potential Finalist is deemed a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility certifying that the Essay is his/her own original work and he/she holds all rights to the Essay, has not won a previous prize or award and that he/she followed the Official Rules of the Contest and that he/she grants permission to post the Essay online for the duration of the online voting period. Additionally, potential Finalists (and parent/legal guardian if potential Finalist is a minor) will be required to complete a Release of Liability, Prize Acceptance Form and, if legally permissible, a Publicity Release. All documents must be completed and returned within five (5) days of attempted delivery of same. Noncompliance within this time period or return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification without further notice and an alternate Finalist may be selected, time permitting. Grand Prize Winner will be notified by mail. Grand Prize Winner’s traveling companion (and parent/legal guardian if traveling companion is a minor in his/her state of residence) must also complete and return a Release of Liability within five (5) days of Grand Prize Winner’s attempted notification. If Grand Prize Winner is a minor under the laws of his/her state of residence, Winner’s parent/legal guardian will be required to accompany Winner on Trip and will count as the Winner’s guest. If a minor is selected as a traveling companion, Grand Prize Winner must be his/her parent/legal guardian. All travelers must possess required travel documents (e.g., valid photo ID) prior to departure. No substitution or transfer of prize by Winner permitted. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the advertised prize is not available for any reason. All applicable federal, state and local taxes on prize and any expenses relating to the acceptance/use of prize not specified herein are the sole responsibility of Winner. In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded. If Sponsor suspects that an entrant attempted to obtain additional entries by using multiple email addresses, registrations, identities or any other method, all entries submitted by the entrant may be declared null and void. Sponsor/judges reserve the right to: (a) use Entrant’s name and likeness and reproduce/distribute all Essay Entries submitted in any and all media throughout the world in perpetuity, (b) alter, amend, edit or change Essay Entries prior to distribution and (c) use, distribute, reproduce, alter, amend and copyright Essay Entries for purposes of advertising and trade, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Entrants/Finalists/Winners (and parent/legal guardian if entrant/Finalist/Winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Released Parties from and against any and all liability (including damages caused or claimed to be caused) arising out of participation and/or acceptance/use of prize, and agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the judges’ decisions, which are final. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its agencies to use Finalists’/Winners’ names and/or likenesses and/or entry Submissions for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, including a winners’ list, unless prohibited by law. Claims may not be resolved through any form of class action. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Contest materials and the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control. Sponsor not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prizes.

    NOTICE: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. The Released Parties are not responsible for faulty, incorrect or mistranscribed phone/email transmissions, incorrect announcements of any kind, technical hardware or software failures of any kind including any injury or damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in or experiencing any materials in connection with the promotion, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission that may limit a user's ability to participate in the promotion. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for undeliverable emails resulting from any form of active or passive email filtering by a user's Internet service provider and/or email client or for insufficient space in user's email account to receive email. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the promotion if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy the integrity of the program; or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration or security of the program as determined by Sponsor/judging agency/administrator, in their sole discretion. In the event of termination, a notice will be posted online and all eligible entries received prior to termination will be included in the judging. If technical malfunctions or suspect voting/irregularities corrupt the voting process, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to award prizes based solely on the Finalists scores or non-suspect votes. In the event a dispute arises regarding the identity of the entrant, the Entry will be deemed made by the person whose name appears on the online registration form. Any damage made to the Web Site by an entrant/voter will be the responsibility of the entrant/voter and/or the authorized email account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry/vote. Proof of submitting entries/votes will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Any entries/votes which are suspected of being fraudulent (including those using robotic, automatic, programmed or similar methods of participation) will be disqualified, based on determinations made solely by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit the participation/voting of an individual if fraud or tampering is suspected or if the individual fails to comply with any requirement of participation as stated herein or with any provision in these Official Rules.

  5. WINNERS: For the names of the winners, available from 3/24/14 to 4/21/14, visit www.DoMoreThanYouThink.com.

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The Metamucil Do More Than You Think Contest
Join us in congratulating
Rebecca N. of PA
whose charity was voted the
$100K
Grand Prize Winner!
A $100K donation will be made in Rebecca’s name to
The LAM Foundation –
Rebecca’s chosen health and wellness charitable organization.
Rebecca and a guest will also receive
a trip to The Dr. Oz Show in NYC.
Dr. Oz
READ REBECCA’S PRIZE WINNING ESSAY
  • Contestant The LAM Foundation
    Submitted by Rebecca N.
    from PA


    What do you do when you are 34 years old, pregnant, and told by a pulmonologist you have a rare lung disease? The 24 letter name of the disease goes in one ear and out the other. Your shocked brain is spinning, trying to comprehend what is being said. No cure...Less than 10 year life expectancy...Never seen this before...Only in textbooks. Suddenly you have answers for the shortness of breath you've been experiencing for years. It's not asthma after all. The CT scan of your lungs on the monitor confirms what he is saying. There are hundreds of spots on the picture. Cysts...Unusable lung tissue...If one ruptures, lung collapse...High risk pregnancy. Disbelief. Dreams dashed. Despair. Hopelessness. What do you do after many tears and a long, sleepless night trying to process what you've been told? You tentatively type LAM into an internet search engine. The information that appears sounds vaguely like what you heard the previous day. Further down the results list, now blurred from the streaming tears, is the simple link titled The LAM Foundation. With one, simple click, your life is changed as you read the Mission Statement on the home page. The LAM Foundation urgently seeks safe and effective treatments, and ultimately a cure, for lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) through advocacy and the funding of promising research. We are dedicated to serving the scientific, medical and patient communities by offering information, resources and a worldwide network of hope and support. The website is full of pictures of other women living with LAM, articles about ongoing research and up-to-date information on the disease. With one phone call, I was given a breath of hope, the Foundation's motto. The LAM Foundation, recently cited as a model for patient advocacy by the New England Journal of Medicine, was founded in 1995 by the mother of a LAM patient when she could find no information or research on the disease. Since then, the Foundation has raised $16 million to fund research leading to major scientific discoveries, but still not a cure. Scientists believe they are on the verge of major breakthroughs which would not only benefit LAM patients but also cancer patients and those suffering from other lung diseases. Please vote to support the important research to cure LAM. It is estimated that 250,000 women worldwide have LAM, but only a handful are diagnosed (about 2,000 in the US). A cure found today will save thousands of lives tomorrow.
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    • Turnstone Center for Adults and Children with Disabilities
       
      Turnstone is a non profit that has been serving Fort Wayne and surrounding communities for 70 years. Each year we serve over 2,200 adults and children with physical disabilities and their families. These are adults and children who live, work and play in our communities. Turnstone's mission is to provide therapeutic, educational, wellness and recreational programs for adults and children with disabilities, on a sliding fee scale, to empower people with disabilities. No one is ever turned away because of their inability to pay. Our adaptive fitness center allows individuals to continue to focus on their health and wellness far beyond physical therapy. Turnstone is a Paralympic Sports Club and a member of the DSUSA. Our athletes, starting at age 5, work towards becoming team players not only on the court but off the court as well. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our players to try new sports and to continue to seek out ways to be active and not allow their disability to slow them down. The sports and recreation program also allows young people to have a competitive outlet, to be a part of a team and to feel like every other child. The power of sports is perfectly displayed through one of our athletes, Adam* (name changed): Adam was 8-years-old the first time he tried to commit suicide. Adam was born with cerebral palsy, which made him the only kid in his small Ohio town who used a wheelchair for mobility. Adam didn't have friends and his parents couldn't get him to leave his home. Adam and his whole family were suffering. That is until Adam's dad, Robert, met a young man with spina bifida who was thriving. Robert wanted what this boy had for his son: friends, sports and a place to belong. A place called Turnstone. After one visit to Turnstone, the family knew their son would be okay. While Adam loves playing basketball; the whole family has become involved in the agency sponsored skiing trips. We love to ski, but once Adam was born, we stopped going as a family, because Adam couldn't participate. Adam's mom, Joyce said, "Once Turnstone introduced us to the adaptive skiing techniques, we can't wait to hit the powder with our family and Turnstone at least three times a season. I thank Turnstone for giving us our son back, for showing us we have so much to live for." Your support of this program will create possibilities for more children like Adam and allow us to continue to offer these vital programs. Thank you.


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