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EUREKA CO. TO PRESENT $750,000 TO NATIONAL PARKS AND HEART ASSOCIATION

 BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Eureka Vacuum Co. will present a check for $750,000 to the National Park Foundation and the American Heart Association next Monday, Jan. 17 in Chicago.
 Presentation of the large ceremonial check will take place during an 11:30 a.m. luncheon hosted by Eureka for the nation's leading retail executives and media representatives during the National Housewares Show at McCormick Place convention center.
 The funds represent a portion of the purchase price of Eureka's World Vac vacuum cleaners and are part of Eureka's commitment to help the environment and address major health concerns. Other facets have included informational programs which Eureka has conducted nationwide to educate people about the needs of national parks and the ways to avoid heart disease, tree planting in parks and volunteer park cleanup efforts. Eureka is conducting a similar program in Canada for the Canadian National Parks Partnership and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
 Eureka is the only floor care company to embark on such an endeavor, which has received high commendations from members of Congress, members of the Clinton Administration, mayors, retail executives, media people and many others. Roger Kennedy, director of the National Park Service, said the "relationship with Eureka illustrates a remarkable way to join the National Park Service with corporate America."
 Funds from Eureka have been designated for perservation of national parks and educational programs in the parks, and for nationwide information about the dangers of heart disease with a special focus on heart disease in women, since one of the common misnomers is that heart disease affects primarily men. The fact is, as many women as men die of heart disease.
 Presenting the check for Eureka will be President Gilbert L. Dorsey and Executive Vice President Leo C. Cadelo. Accepting for the National Park Foundation will be its president, Alan Rubin of Washington, D.C., and for the American Heart Association, Dr. Mary Ann Malloy, a physician from the Chicago area and a leading volunteer for the AHA.
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 /CONTACT: Richard Godfrey or Jan Nunley of Eureka public relations office, 309-823-5742 or 309-823-5792; fax: 309-823-5335/


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