G&K Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GKSR) announced today that its GKdirect™ business is once again launching the Workforce for a Cure campaign in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since the start of the program, GKdirect™, with the support of the G&K Services Foundation, has donated over $30,000 in the name of G&K Services’ customers.
Breast Cancer Awareness Performance Polos, available from GKdirect(TM) (Photo: G&K Services, Inc.)The Workforce for a Cure campaign encourages G&K Services’ customers to trade-in their everyday work wear for pink ribbon apparel during the month of October. The program began three 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. "G&K is honored to support this worthy cause,” said Jeffrey L. Wright, G&K’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “We extend a sincere thank you to all of our customers and their employees who participate in the Workforce for a Cure campaign." GKdirect™ offers thirteen Awareness Apparel items and donates a portion of the purchase price to the American Cancer Society®, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® campaign. All Awareness Apparel comes embroidered with the breast cancer awareness ribbon. These items can be ordered through your local G&K Services representative or by visiting www.gkdirect.com. 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 165,000 customers from 160 facilities in North America. G&K Services is a publicly held company traded over the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol GKSR and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index. For more information on G&K Services, visit the company’s web site at www.gkservices.com. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50438521&lang=en