After Raising Over $775,000 in 2013 to Help the National Breast Cancer Foundation, GNC and Its Vendors Look to 2014 First year of support for NBCF's campaign exceeds expectations

PITTSBURGH, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While 2013 was only the first year that GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC), the nation's largest specialty retailer of health and wellness products, and 59 of its third party vendor partners threw their support behind the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the GNC team raised over $775,000. Looking ahead to 2014, GNC says that it hopes to once again exceed expectations.

"I'd like to thank our customers and our vendor partners for supporting this important campaign," said Joseph Fortunato, GNC's Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer. "Collaborative efforts such as this are critical in helping fight breast cancer, which affects millions of women and their families. I am pleased we can leverage our business to support such a great cause. Our 2013 total exceeded expectations, and we look forward to once again combining forces with our vendors in 2014 to provide even more to support this vital cause."

"We thank GNC and its vendors for their great work in 2013 and look forward to working with them again in 2014," said Janelle Hail, NBCF Founder & CEO. "Through GNC's partnership with NBCF, we are able to help save lives by assisting women with early detection of breast cancer. Corporate donations like this enable NBCF to provide free mammograms and patient navigation services for underserved woman in all 50 states."

The complete list of participating GNC vendors are:


6-Pack Fitness

A Game

Atico International

Pivitol 5

BioRhythm

BNG

Brook & Whittle Ltd

bpi

Brandmakers

BSN

Cellucor

Church & Dwight

CMI

Comeready

Designer Whey

Image Sports

Force Factor

Frog Fuel

FullCore

Gaspari

HNS

Jaxx

MuscleTech

Con-cret

KT Tape

Lenny & Larry's

Medport

MHP

MRI

Muscle Foods

Muscle Meds

Nature's Answer

Nutrex

Now Foods

Nth Degree

NuGo

Optimum Nutrition

Powercrunch

Physique Science

Pacific Health

Isopure

Neon

Quest Nutrition

Regimen

ResVitale

Rightway

SmartShake

SpiderTech

TheraPearl

Timex

Top Secret

TruDerma

USPlabs

Vega

Vegas Fuel

Vitamix

W-Fit

Epiq

High T


About the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.®   
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, the National Breast Cancer Foundation's (NBCF) mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need.  A recipient of Charity Navigator's highest 4-star rating for nine years, NBCF provides women Help for Today…Hope for Tomorrow® through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, Early Detection Plan, MyNBCF online support community, and breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org

About GNC
GNC Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is a leading global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplement products, sports nutrition products and diet products, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "GNC."

The Company – which is dedicated to helping consumers Live Well – has a diversified, multi-channel business model and derives revenue from product sales through company-owned retail stores, domestic and international franchise activities, third party contract manufacturing, e-commerce and corporate partnerships.  GNC's broad and deep product mix, which is focused on premium, value-added nutritional products, is sold under GNC proprietary brands, including Mega Men®, Ultra Mega®, Total Lean™, Pro Performance®, Pro Performance® AMP, Beyond Raw®, and under nationally recognized third party brands.  As of December 31, 2013, GNC has more than 8,500 locations, of which more than 6,300 retail locations are in the United States (including 1,012 franchise and 2,215 Rite Aid franchise store-within-a-store locations) and franchise operations in more than 50 countries (including distribution centers where retail sales are made).

Web:
GNC.com l Twitter: @GNCLiveWell l Facebook: facebook.com/GNCLiveWell

Media Contact:
Laura Brophy
Marketcom PR
212-537-5177, Ext 2
lbrophy@marketcompr.com

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