airforce Nutrisoda’s Richard Moody to Be Honored at Dress for Success 10th Anniversary Gala in New York City

MINNEAPOLIS, (April 9, 2007) – Ardea Beverage Company, makers of airforce® Nutrisoda® announced today that Richard Moody, global brand ambassador, will be an honoree at the 10th Anniversary Gala for Dress For Success- Suits, Strength & Success. The event, which is to be held at the Marriott Marquis in New York, NY on April 12, 2007 will honor 10 extraordinary individuals and companies who have helped Dress for Success achieve success over the last decade.

Hosted by Bobbi Brown, CEO of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and member of the Dress for Success board of directors, and emceed by Isaac Mizrahi, the evening promises to be memorable. Moody will be honored along with Yogi Berra-baseball legend, Damon Dash of Damon Dash Enterprises, Wendy Finerman-film producer, Pete Nordstrom, Andrew Rosen of Theory, Rachel Roy, Paula Sutter of Diane Von Furstenberg and Gerri Warren Merrick of Time Warner.

“What a great honor it is to be among such prestigious names. It is so wonderful to see Ardea on this impressive list of honorees each of whom have been key influencers in the fashion and entertainment realms for many years, we are simply overjoyed,” says Moody. “It is especially gratifying for us at Ardea because we are still such a young company, but we have big ideas and big hearts.”

The honorees tireless commitment to their own communities, demonstrating their compassion and ability to strengthen and empower all those around them will be the focus of the evening. In his native Twin Cities Moody’s name is synonymous with Toys for Tots. For the past 16 years, Moody has helped organize the annual holiday party, which is consistently the largest toy collecting event in the region. In addition, Moody supports the Domestic Abuse Project in the Twin Cities. However, Moody’s generosity reaches outside of the Twin Cities. After hurricane Karina devastated the Gulf coast, he headed a clothing drive that took in over 1.5 tons of clothing in just a week Plus, this year Moody celebrates his 21st year as an active member of the National 4-H Council. In both private and business matters Moody works to do the best he can and his efforts reflect a natural instinct to better those around him.

Reflective of its employees, Ardea Beverage Company works to better the communities it serves. The company’s continued support and partnership with Dress for Success shows its strong commitment to social causes. Ardea’s airforce Nutrisoda brand and edun LIVE created a multi-faceted promotion to raise awareness, as well, as funds for Dress for Success, through online sales of edun LIVE t-shirts. Additionally, Ardea has partnered with Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants to drive awareness and support for Dress for Success, through the “Suited for Success” fundraising promotion. Thus, continuing Ardea’s strong commitment to the organization, and affirming their commitment to be the Good Soda by not only tasting good and being good for you, but by doing good as well!

About airforce® Nutrisoda®
Introduced in 2004, airforce® Nutrisoda®, targets on-the-go, nutritionally-aware people who also enjoy new experiences and discovering new products. Each of the eight flavors within the portfolio feature striking packaging and contain leading edge nutrients formulated to achieve a specific wellness benefit. The products have zero sugar, zero aspartame, zero sodium and zero to few calories, appealing to fashion, foodie & health-conscious consumers. The Nutrisoda line includes: Immune, Energize, Flex, Focus, Calm, Radiant, Slender and Renew.

airforce® Nutrisoda® is available nationwide at select retail stores, fine grocers, national airports, hotels, cruise lines, restaurants, clubs, spa locations and online. With a strong commitment to social and environmental causes, airforce Nutrisoda tastes good, looks good, and does good. Call us the Good Soda.

About Ardea Beverage Company
The Ardea Beverage Company is dedicated to the development and marketing of nutrient enhanced sodas that deliver a health and wellness benefit in a safe, delicious and convenient format. The company is based in Minneapolis, Minn.

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