We're creating a strong global family by empowering our local communities.
It starts at home: From Europe to the world
Being a force for good has always been a big part of who we are as a company. For us, that begins at home, with our many local community outreach initiatives that take place across Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Since 2020, we've been proud partners of the European Leukodystrophies Association (ELA), a non-profit organisation which works to assist and support families affected by these complex diseases, stimulate the development of research through their work with the ELA Foundation, and raise public awareness in Europe and further abroad.
Partnering with ELA
Doing our part for ELA
The European Leukodystrophies Association support a fantastic cause, offering whatever assistance they can to the children and families who suffer from these rare, and currently incurable, diseases. One of their core goals is to change that by funding clinical trials around the world – something we were honoured to help with.
Each year, ELA sends out research proposals to the international scientific community, encouraging others to focus on this particular field. Currently, it has helped fund over 500 projects, with contributions amounting to 43.5 million euros*.
* Source: https://ela-asso.com/en/leukodystrophies/how-to-fight-leukodystrophies/medical-research/projects-funded-by-ela/
What are leukodystrophies?
Leukodystrophies are a group of rare genetic diseases that destroy the central nervous system in children and adults. Symptoms vary widely with each disease but can include a loss of motor function for many. These diseases affect between 20 and 40 new-born children in Europe each week. Sadly, the diagnosis of many leukodystrophies in early childhood is often associated with a life expectancy of only a few years2.
How can you help?
1. Donate through Alvarum
Alvarum is a crowdfunding platform that anyone can use to raise money for worthy causes. Whether you want to set a challenge, such as running a marathon, or simply contribute financially, it's easy to create a profile and do so or submit an anonymous donation.
We have already created a Nu Skin page, where employees and Brand Affiliates can donate directly to ELA. In some countries, these donations are tax-deductible, in which case the website will automatically provide you with a certificate.
2. TR90 V-Shakes*
Discover TR90 V-Shakes: the vegan-friendly protein shake from Pharmanex. These delicious shakes are high in plant-based protein and contain no artificial colours or preservatives, making them ideal for all levels, from beginners to pros.
But becoming a fan of TR90 V-Shakes won't just do good things for your fitness goals. It'll do good things for those in need, as well. Every time you buy a pack of TR90 V-Shakes, €1 goes directly to ELA.
* The availability of some products may vary by country. To check product availability, please consult your local version of nuskin.com.
Discover our other local initiatives
Force for Good Day
Each year, Nu Skin employees worldwide dedicate a day of their time to volunteer for a good cause and/or raise funds for charity. This is one of the rare, concrete actions that make Nu Skin so special and determined to act upon our values. We practice what we preach and try to make the world a better place, one small piece at a time.
Curious to see what is happening in other parts of the world? Have a look at our Year in Review report for all the details of our activities.
Reaching an amazing milestone