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Tennis Pro Madison Keys Awards Thorne Employee for Kindness
CHARLESTON, SC (April 4, 2022) – Madison Keys, a Founding Champion for the nonprofit organization Kindness Wins and Thorne Ambassador, awarded a ‘Medal of Kindness’ during a visit to Thorne Headquarters to Michelle Savell, Inventory Management Lead at Thorne and a local advocate for inclusive youth athletics.
“I am so excited to present a Medal of Kindness to Michelle today for the work she is putting in to make the world a more inclusive place,” said Keys. “Michelle’s efforts to make sport and play available to all children, including those with special needs, is amazing. Michelle is a hero and so worthy of this recognition.” Savell, an employee at Thorne since 2020, is heavily involved in the Summerville Miracle League, which organizes baseball and other athletic activities for children with special needs. Savell helped fundraise for the first inclusive playground in Summerville, Saul Alexander Park Playground, which is handicap accessible and designed for children of all abilities. “We are so appreciative of the time Madison spent with the Thorne team today and for recognizing one of our employees who is incredibly kind and a passionate advocate for inclusive youth athletics,” said Tom McKenna, Chief Operating Officer of Thorne. “Thorne prides itself on the impact we make in and around the community and our culture that is rooted in making a difference. The Thorne team looks forward to continuing to support Madison and her endeavors both on and off the tennis court.”
Kindness Wins, which launched in early 2020, encourages and spreads kindness to others across the globe. The Medal of Kindness recognizes individuals whose personal efforts have contributed to that concept. Today’s medal is one in a series of acts – big and small – being recognized by Keys on an ongoing basis for individuals’ and organizations’ impacts on the world.
About Kindness Wins
Kindness Wins is a 501©3 nonprofit that acts as an umbrella organization for kindness, and it all starts with sport, a space where team and community are formed, and where individuals and their actions can have influence. By amplifying kindness through sport, we can affect change in society, and bring kindness to the masses. For more, visit https://www.kindnesswins.org/ and follow Kindness Wins on Facebook (facebook.com/KindnessWinsFoundation) Twitter (@KindnessWinsFdn) and Instagram (@KindnessWinsFoundation).
About Madison Keys
Madison Keys is a Grand Slam finalist (2017 US Open), three-time Grand Slam semifinalist (2022 Australian Open, 2018 Roland Garros and 2015 Australian Open), and holds six WTA titles. She achieved a career-high ranking of No. 7 in the world. In 2016, she decided to create a nonprofit focused on girls called Fearlessly Girl USA. Her organization was committed to creating a kinder girl world - one girl at a time. Inspired by the kindness she has seen in so many of her competitors and fellow athletes, Madison chose to expand her commitment and relaunched Fearlessly Girl USA into Kindness Wins, a collaborative engine for Kindness.
About Thorne HealthTech
Thorne HealthTech is a leader in developing innovative solutions for delivering personalized approaches to health and well-being. As a science-driven wellness company that empowers individuals with the support, education, and solutions they need to achieve healthy aging – living healthier for longer – Thorne utilizes testing and data to create improved product efficacy and to deliver personalized solutions to consumers, health professionals, and corporations. Predicated on the power of the individual, Thorne leverages artificial intelligence models to provide insights and personalized data, products, and services that help individuals take a proactive and actionable approach to improve and maintain their health over a lifetime. Thorne is the only supplement manufacturer that collaborates with Mayo Clinic on wellness research and content and is trusted by more than four million customers, 45,000 health professionals, thousands of professional athletes, more than 100 professional sports teams, and 12 U.S. National teams. For more information, visit Thorne.com.
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