PITTSBURGH, Sept. 6, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC), a leading global specialty retailer of nutritional products, is once again partnering with the Western Pennsylvania Committee of the Wounded Warrior Project as lead sponsor of its annual golf outing on Monday, September 19, at the Diamond Run Golf Club in Sewickley, PA. The charity event is designed to raise public awareness and funding for severely wounded servicemen and women to help them recover and transition back to civilian life. To date, GNC has helped raise more than $340,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project to support its programs and services.
"As Americans, we take great pride in supporting the Wounded Warrior Project," said Tom Dowd, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer and General Manager, at GNC. "Living Well means caring about the health and safety of others, and no one embodies this as truly as our wounded servicemen and women, who sacrificed so much to preserve the freedom of others. That's why we support the Wounded Warrior Project, and I'm so proud to have the support of our organization to help these brave veterans and raise awareness for this great cause."
For a $350 donation, you can sponsor a "Warrior," giving him or her the opportunity to enjoy a day on the golf course. Other sponsorships are available as well, and all proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. For more information on sponsorships and participation, contact Christopher Long (Christopher.long4@Gmail.com) at 412-965-1030. Donations can be sent to the Western Pennsylvania Friends of the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 14892, Pittsburgh, PA 15234 (checks can be made payable to the Wounded Warrior Project).
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization, is to raise public awareness and enlist public aid for the needs of severely injured servicemen and women, to help service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services that meet their needs. For more information on the Wounded Warrior Project and donations, visit http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
GNC is committed to providing the highest quality nutrition products to support healthy lifestyles, especially for soldiers who have served our country bravely and continue the mission of helping others to live longer, happier, healthier lives. GNC has 123 stores on military bases throughout the continental United States, Puerto Rico, Alaska and Hawaii, and stores on bases in Japan, Bahrain and South Korea. GNC supplies products that are also sold at various Army, Air Force, Marine and Navy Exchanges, Commissaries, Veterans Canteens and Navy Ship Stores.
GNC Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., is a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplement products, sports nutrition products and diet products, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "GNC".
As of June 30, 2011, GNC has more than 7,400 locations, of which more than 5,700 retail locations are in the United States (including 906 franchise and 2,075 Rite Aid franchise store-within-a-store locations) and franchise operations in 50 countries (including distribution centers where retail sales are made). The Company – which is dedicated to helping consumers Live Well – has a diversified, multi-channel business model and derives revenue from product sales through company-owned retail stores, domestic and international franchise activities, third party contract manufacturing, e-commerce and corporate partnerships. Our broad and deep product mix, which is focused on high-margin, premium, value-added nutritional products, is sold under GNC proprietary brands, including Mega Men, Ultra Mega, GNC Wellbeing, Pro Performance and Longevity Factors, and under nationally recognized third party brands.
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