G&K 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 877-352-8181.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.