PITTSBURGH, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC), the nation's largest specialty retailer of health, wellness and sports nutrition products, announced today it is partnering with the Western Pennsylvania Committee of the Wounded Warrior Project as lead sponsor of the non-profit organization's seventh annual golf outing taking place on Monday, September 17, at the Diamond Run Golf Club in Sewickley, PA. The charity event, which benefits severely wounded servicemen and women, raises public awareness and funding to help these U.S. veterans to overcome the limits of injury or disability and transition back to civilian life. To date, GNC has helped raise more than $479,000 to support the Wounded Warrior Project's programs and services.
"Living Well means caring about your health and well-being as well as the health of others. GNC cares about our wounded servicemen and women, who have sacrificed so much to preserve the freedom of others and it's an honor to help them in any way possible," said Tom Dowd, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer and General Manager, at GNC. "We are extremely proud to support the Wounded Warrior Project, and honored to raise awareness for this great cause to help these brave veterans."All proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, as well as charitable organizations including the Mario Lemieux Foundation, University of Pittsburgh's Wounded Warriors and Veterans Educational Assistance Fund and Darkhorse Benefits.
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 138 stores on military bases throughout the continental United States, Puerto Rico, Alaska and Hawaii, and stores on bases in Japan, Bahrain, South Korea, Guam and Italy. GNC supplies products that are also sold at various Army, Air Force, Marine and Navy Exchanges, Commissaries, Veterans Canteens and Navy Ship Stores.
About the Wounded Warrior ProjectThe 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.For more information on sponsorships and participation, contact Christopher Long ( Christopher.firstname.lastname@example.org) at 412-965-1030. Donations can be sent to the Western PA Friends of the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 14892, Pittsburgh, PA 15234 (checks made payable to the Western PA Friends of the Wounded Warrior Project). About GNCGNC 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, 2012, GNC has more than 7,800 locations, of which more than 6,000 retail locations are in the United States (including 933 franchise and 2,157 Rite Aid franchise store-within-a-store locations) and franchise operations in 55 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. GNC's 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 Total Lean, Pro Performance®, Pro Performance® AMP, Beyond Raw®, and under nationally recognized third party brands. For more than 75 years, GNC has been committed to bringing people superior GNC brand products using only the highest quality ingredients, manufactured under the strictest quality controls. Managing every stage of the process - from formulation to retailing - allows GNC to guarantee quality, purity and potency of GNC products.