PITTSBURGH - Oct. 1, 2014 // PRNewswire // - With the approach of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC), the nation's largest specialty retailer of health and wellness products, has once again partnered with a select group of third party product vendors to support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation. In 2013, total contributions from GNC customers, employees and vendors came to over $775,000!
"We are delighted to participate for a second year in this important effort by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world," says Michael Archbold, Chief Executive Officer, GNC. "We fully support NBCF's commitment to bring greater education and focus to a disease that impacts millions of women and their families every day, and we are delighted to once again partner with our vendors and customers in helping to make that goal a reality."
"GNC's participation in our campaign means so much because its own commitment to healthy living is shared by its customers and business partners," says Janelle Hail, NBCF Founder & CEO. "Through their partnership with NBCF, they will also be helping us save lives by providing free mammograms and patient navigation services for underserved women in all 50 states. That's a cause worth supporting!"
To raise awareness of this cause during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, GNC and participating vendors have created eight exclusive limited edition "pink" versions of customer-favorite products, all available at participating GNC stores and GNC.com in October. Additionally, GNC customers who donate to the campaign will receive a $10-off coupon. More than 55 GNC vendors are participating in the campaign with GNC.
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, the National Breast Cancer Foundation's (NBCF) mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. A recipient of Charity Navigator's highest 4-star rating for nine years, NBCF provides women Help for Today...Hope for Tomorrow® through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, Early Detection Plan, MyNBCF online support community, and breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org.
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."
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. GNC's broad and deep product mix, which is focused on premium, value-added nutritional products, is sold under GNC proprietary brands, including Mega Men®, Ultra Mega®, Total Lean™, Pro Performance® AMP, Beyond Raw®, GNC Puredge™, GNC GenetixHD®, Herbal Plus® and under nationally recognized third party brands. As of June 30, 2014, GNC has more than 8,700 locations, of which more than 6,500 retail locations are in the United States (including 1,050 franchise and 2,232 Rite Aid franchise store-within-a-store locations) and franchise operations in more than 50 countries (including distribution centers where retail sales are made).
Web: GNC.com l Twitter: @GNCLiveWell l Facebook: facebook.com/GNCLiveWell
SOURCE GNC Holdings, Inc.
212-537-5177, Ext 2