PITTSBURGH - May 25, 2017 // PRNewswire // - GNC's Live Well Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation dedicated to improving lives in our communities, today announced a $5,000 donation to the American Red Cross of Southwestern Pennsylvania for the victims of the fire last week in downtown Pittsburgh's Midtown Towers.
The American Red Cross of Southwestern Pennsylvania serves nearly 1.5 million people in Allegheny, Greene and Washington counties.
"The Live Well Foundation is dedicated to helping those in the communities where we live and work," said Bob Moran, interim CEO of GNC. "We are proud to contribute assistance to the local Red Cross, furthering the impactful work that they do every day."
GNC's Live Well Foundation, established in 2004, is committed to providing nutrition education and assistance to the communities in which its employees and customers live and work. Through the charitable efforts of the Foundation, GNC employees, customers and vendors are committed to improving the health of others by funding programs for education, research and access to nutrition.
"The American Red Cross is fortunate to have many generous community partners, like GNC, who enable us to assist individuals who have been impacted by emergency situations such as what occurred last week at Midtown Towers," commented Patricia Waldinger, American Red Cross Western Pennsylvania Region CEO. "We are extremely grateful for their support."
GNC's Live Well Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation dedicated to making access to nutrition, supplementation and wellness education available to all, with a focus on women and children throughout the U.S. The Live Well Foundation partners with programs that support these causes. The Foundation also supports relief efforts in response to natural disasters or emergencies.
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. All American Red Cross disaster assistance is provided free of charge and is made possible by the voluntary donations of time and money from caring individuals and, in part, by contributions given through the United Way.
GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) - Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA - is a leading global specialty health, wellness and performance retailer.
GNC connects customers to their best selves by offering a premium assortment of heath, wellness and performance products, including protein, performance supplements, weight management supplements, vitamins, herbs and greens, wellness supplements, health and beauty, food and drink and other general merchandise. This assortment features proprietary GNC and nationally recognized third-party brands.
GNC's diversified, multi-channel business model generates revenue from product sales through company-owned retail stores, domestic and international franchise activities, third-party contract manufacturing, e-commerce and corporate partnerships. As of March 31, 2017, GNC had approximately 9,000 locations, of which more than 6,800 retail locations are in the United States (including 2,371 Rite Aid franchise store-within-a-store locations) and franchise operations in approximately 50 countries.
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