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Kohl’s Department Stores Donates More than $267,000 to Cohen Children’s Medical Center Healthy Living Education Program

May 12, 2014

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Cohen Children’s Medical Center was awarded a grant of $267,839 on behalf of Kohl’s Department Stores during the recent Kohl’s Cars Keeping Kids Healthy Top Chef Cook-off.

Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, is proud to be awarded a grant of $267,839 on behalf of Kohl's Department Stores, through the Kohl's Cares cause merchandise program. 

Funds awarded support Cohen’s Kohl’s Cares Keeping Kids Healthy Program, which combats the childhood obesity epidemic through fitness and nutritional education, as a means to prevent excessive weight gain in childhood. The program partners with area elementary schools and community-based organizations to deliver interactive education and activities that reinforce the importance of proper nutrition and exercise. On May 10, the program hosted the Kohl's Cares Keeping Kids Healthy Top Chef Cook-off, the culmination of a regional competition challenging children and their families to create nutritious and tasty recipes. The Top Chef Cook-off brought together families, community members and Top Chef alum Danny Gagnon, as the young chef finalists prepared their dishes for judging. Kohl’s donation to the medical center was  presented in conjunction with the  competition.

“The partnership between Cohen Children’s Medical Center and Kohl’s is truly helping to educate our community on making choices that promote good health.  We are proud to be a part of this innovative program that champions proper nutrition and physical activity as the keys to wellness,” says Cohen Executive Director, Kevin McGeachy.
   
Since 2001, Kohl’s has donated more than $3.7 million to Cohen’s. Other medical center outreach initiatives supported through Kohl’s Cares® have included car seat safety and motor vehicle injury prevention and safety.

Kohl's commitment to Cohen Children’s Medical Center is made possible through the Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys and 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl's has raised more than $231 million dollars through this merchandise program. In addition to the merchandise program, Kohl's Cares® features the Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program, which last year recognized more than 2,300 young volunteers with more than $400,000 in scholarships and prizes. Through Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 669,000 associates have donated more than 2.2 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl’s has donated more than $63 million to youth-focused nonprofit organizations. Kohl’s also offers fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving organizations. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.

About the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York
Opened in 1983, the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York is home to about 675 pediatricians, including 200 full-time physicians, and a total workforce of more than 1,200, including more than 500 nurses. For the seventh consecutive year in 2013, CCMC was ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” survey.  For more information visit http://www.northshorelij.com/ccmcny/home

About Kohl’s
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. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl’s operates 1,155 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $231 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, join the discussion on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/kohls) or Twitter (http://twitter.com/Kohls) or get inspired on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/kohls/) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/kohls).

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    Michelle Pinto, Director, Media Relations
    (516) 465-2649
    mpinto@nshs.edu
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