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’s customers to trade-in their everyday work wear and purchase pink ribbon breast cancer awareness work apparel. Ten percent of the awareness apparel purchase price is donated in each company’s name to the Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Foundation.
According to Hope Chest, breast cancer incidence in women in the U.S. is 1 in 8 over a lifetime. 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 seventh straight year, G&K Services is joining with our customers to support the fight against breast cancer,” said Ian Davis, Vice President, U.S. Field. “We value our customers’ dedication in raising awareness of this disease and supporting the search for a cure.”
This year GKdirect is offering 15 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. To view these products on-line, visit 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 8,000 employees serving approximately 170,000 customer 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.