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GNC Golf Outing Supports Local Charity, Injured Military

Saturday, September 13, 2008 General News J E 4
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PITTSBURGH, Sept. 12 GNC, for the second consecutive year,will partner with the Western Pennsylvania Committee of the Wounded WarriorProject to hold its third annual golf outing Monday at the Diamond Run GolfClub in Sewickley, Pa., to raise public awareness and funding for severelywounded servicemen and women.

GNC is committed to the health and well-being of all people, especiallysoldiers who have served our country bravely and continue the mission ofhelping more people to live longer, happier, healthier lives.

"At GNC, we believe "Living Well" comes not only through good nutrition,ample exercise and smart supplementation - but also by living a quality life,"said Tom Dowd, executive vice president at the company's Pittsburghheadquarters. "So we're committed to our servicemen and women, who sacrificeso much to preserve a high quality of life for people everywhere."

For a $350 donation, you can sponsor a "warrior," giving him or her theopportunity to enjoy a day on the golf course. Other sponsorships areavailable, as well, and all proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Alldonations can be sent to the Western Pennsylvania Friends of the WoundedWarrior Project, P.O. Box 11722, Pittsburgh, PA 15228 (checks can be madepayable to the Wounded Warrior Project).

The event will also include appearances by Wounded Warrior spokesmanSergeant Jeremy Feldbusch and executive director and founder John Melia.Feldbusch, of Blairsville, Pa., was left blind from an injury he sufferedwhile serving in Iraq. He was also the star of the independent film "HomeFront," which captured the poignant story of a wounded soldier returning tocivilian life. Since his 2003 injury, Feldbusch has dedicated thousands ofhours traversing the country meeting with and supporting other fellow woundedservice members. He has made this his life passion.

The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization, isto raise public awareness and enlist public aid for the needs of severelyinjured servicemen and women, to help severely injured service members aid andassist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services thatmeet their needs. For more information on the Wounded Warrior Project anddonations, visit http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org. In 2007, GNC helpedraise nearly $100,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project programs and services.

GNC, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., is the largest global specialtyretailer of nutritional products; including vitamin, mineral, herbal and otherspecialty supplements and sports nutrition, diet and energy products. GNC hasmore than 5,000 retail locations throughout the United States (including 950franchise and 1,550 Rite Aid store-within-a-store locations) and franchiseoperations in 44 international markets. The company -- which is dedicated tohelping consumers Live Well -- also offers products and product informationonline at http://www.gnc.com/.

GNC products are also available throughout the military market. GNC has108 stores on military bases throughout the continental United States, PuertoRico, Alaska and Hawaii, and stores on bases in Japan, Bahrain, Guam andKorea. GNC products are also sold in commissaries and AAFES Overseas Exchangelocations.

SOURCE GNC
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