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Dan Marino Foundation, Badia Spices Partner To Raise Autism Awareness

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Shown are NFL Hall of Famer Dan Marino, CEO of Dan Marino Foundation; Mary Partin; and President of Badia Spices Inc. Joseph “Pepé” Badia. Starting this month, when consumers purchase select Badia Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Badia Extra Virgin Olive Oil Organic at any retailer in the United States where Badia Spices are sold, Badia will donate 5 percent of the proceeds from the sales to the Dan Marino Foundation.

The Ft. Lauderdale, Florida-based Dan Marino Foundation and Badia Spices are again partnering to launch an ongoing awareness and fundraising campaign, “Be a Game Changer for those with Autism,” in support of those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Starting in August, when consumers purchase a 1L or 33.8-oz. bottle of Badia Extra Virgin Olive Oil or 1L or 34-oz. bottle of Badia Extra Virgin Olive Oil Organic at any retailer in the United States where Badia Spices are sold, Badia will donate 5 percent of the proceeds from the sales to the Dan Marino Foundation.

“We are always working to deliver life-changing programs,” said Dan Marino, chairman of the Dan Marino Foundation. “Claire and I are thankful to the Badia team and their customers for supporting our programs by participating in this campaign which also raises awareness and acceptance of individuals with autism.”

Badia Spices is one of the fastest-growing family-owned Hispanic food companies. Badia manufactures, packages and distributes spices, seasoning blends, marinades, sauces, teas, health items and other products to more than 90 countries around the world. Through these annual fundraisers, to date, Badia Spices has raised more than $800,000 for the Dan Marino Foundation.

“Badia is proud to partner with the Dan Marino Foundation in support of their unparalleled efforts to empower individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities in their journey to independence,” said Joseph “Pepé” Badia, president of Badia Spices Inc.

Badia Extra Virgin Olive Oil comes from the finest quality olive groves. It has an excellent flavor and aroma, as it is naturally extracted from the first cold press. Various recipes using Badia Extra Virgin Olive Oil can be found at badiaspices.com.

Founded by Dan and Claire Marino shortly after their son, Michael’s, autism diagnosis in 1992, the Dan Marino Foundation has a long and distinguished history of life-changing programs and services, with the mission to “empower individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.” The foundation has raised more than $84 million to create and support unique and impactful initiatives.

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