Kohl's multi-million dollar support creates new programs to help women stay well and get well
Submitted by: Kohl's Department Stores
Posted: Aug 03, 2010 – 08:00 AM EST
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., Aug. 03 /CSRwire/ - As part of Kohl's Department Stores' (NYSE: KSS) commitment to fight breast cancer in Wisconsin with nearly $5 million to the American Cancer Society, Kohl's and the American Cancer Society announce new programs and resources available for Wisconsin women to help in their fight against breast cancer. New resources provide services for women fighting breast cancer and for those looking to learn more about preventative breast health.
"We have recently expanded our community relations efforts to focus on women's causes as well and are pleased to announce our new programming with the American Cancer Society that provides new resources for Wisconsin women fighting breast cancer," said Julie Gardner, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Kohl's Department Stores. "We are proud to develop programs that provide important resources, such as having reliable transportation to treatment appointments or learning more about how diet and exercise can help reduce the risk of breast cancer, as we partner with the American Cancer Society to help women get well and stay well."
Kohl's and American Cancer Society programming includes:
"In 2010, more than 4,000 Wisconsin women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer. We are honored to have Kohl's join the American Cancer Society to help women stay well and get well," said Jari Johnston-Allen, CEO, American Cancer Society, Midwest Division. "This partnership will help address some of the barriers that many women in Wisconsin face related to breast cancer education screening and treatment."
In addition to this new American Cancer Society programming, Kohl's is offering a series of specially-designed products to support the fight against breast cancer and 100 percent of the net profit of sales of this merchandise will support breast cancer causes. The merchandise will be available in select stores and on www.kohls.com in the fall.
The new programs build upon Kohl's long history of charitable involvement in the communities it serves. Since 2000, Kohl's and the Kohl's Cares program have combined to give approximately $28 million to support charitable initiatives in the metro-Milwaukee area. Also, over the past 10 years, the company's Kohl's Cares cause merchandise program, which sells plush toys and books, has raised more than $150 million to benefit children's health and education initiatives nationwide.
In addition to the nearly $5 million donation over three years to the American Cancer Society's Midwest division, the company has made the following recent contributions to the Milwaukee community:
Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. By the end of September, Kohl's will operate 1,089 stores in 49 states with a commitment to environmental leadership. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl's has raised more than $150 million for children's initiatives nationwide through its Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.kohls.com.
About American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end cancer for good. As a global grassroots force of three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping you stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early, helping you get well by being there for you during and after a diagnosis, by finding cures through groundbreaking discovery and fighting back through public policy. As the nation's largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing about $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
*The Role of Community-based and Philanthropic Organizations in Meeting Cancer Patient and Caregiver Needs, Journal: CA 2002
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