MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--G&K Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GK), a leading provider of branded uniform and facility services programs, announced the launch of its annual GKdirect® Workforce for a Cure campaign to support Breast Cancer Awareness month. The campaign encourages G&K Services’ customers to trade-in their everyday work wear and purchase pink ribbon breast cancer awareness work apparel. A portion of the purchase price is donated in each company’s name to the American Cancer Society®, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® campaign.
According to the American Cancer Society®, every two minutes, one case of breast cancer is diagnosed in a woman in the U.S. Through the campaign, GKdirect aims to help companies raise awareness of this disease by allowing their employees to wear breast cancer awareness apparel during the month of October.
"For the sixth straight year, G&K Services is joining with our customers to support the fight against breast cancer,” said Tim Curran, G&K’s Senior Vice President, U.S. Field. “We whole-heartedly thank our customers for their commitment to finding a cure.”
This year GKdirect® is offering 13 breast cancer awareness products, including polo shirts and soft shell jackets. All awareness apparel is embroidered with the breast cancer awareness ribbon and includes room for companies to add their logo. These items can be ordered through your local G&K Services representative or by calling GKdirect customer service at 877-352-8181, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 am and 7:00 pm Eastern Time.
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 7,800 employees serving approximately 170,000 customers locations 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.