MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 3, 2013--
Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GK) is pleased to announce the
launch of its annual Workforce for a Cure campaign in honor of Breast
Cancer Awareness month. The campaign encourages G&K Services’ customers
to trade-in their everyday work wear for pink ribbon apparel during the
month of October. According to the American Cancer Society®, breast
cancer accounts for nearly 1 in 3 cancer cases diagnosed in women.
The program began five years ago when GKdirect® worked with oil and gas
companies across the country for Fueling Awareness, a nationwide
campaign in support of breast cancer awareness. Since the start of the
program, the company, with the support of the G&K Services Foundation,
has donated over $44,000 in the name of its customers.
"G&K Services is honored to once again support Breast Cancer Awareness
month,” said Jeffrey L. Wright, G&K’s Executive Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer. “We are grateful to our customers who have joined us
in helping to find a cure for breast cancer.”
This year GKdirect® is offering twelve Awareness Apparel items from its
GKdirect® catalog, including polos, button down shirts, tees and caps.
All of these items can be embroidered with the breast cancer awareness
ribbon on the shirt sleeve or hat back. A portion of the purchase price
is then donated to the American Cancer Society®, Making Strides Against
Breast Cancer® campaign. These items can be ordered through your local
G&K Services representative or by calling G&K’s Customer Service at
About G&K Services, Inc.
G&K Services, Inc. is a service-focused market leader of branded uniform
and facility services programs in the United States, and is the largest
such provider in Canada. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, G&K
Services has nearly 7,800 employees serving approximately 170,000
customers from 165 facilities in North America. G&K Services is a
publicly held company traded over the NASDAQ Global Select Market under
the symbol GK and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600
Index. For more information visit www.gkservices.com.
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