Press Release – March 25, 2014

Kohl’s Donates More Than $1.7 Million to Support the Fight Against Breast Cancer

March 25, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kohl’s Donates More Than $1.7 Million to Support the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Donation to continue Kohl’s Cares existing partnerships with American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen®

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., March 25, 2014 – Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) today announced a more than $1.7 million donation from Kohl’s and its philanthropic platform Kohl’s Cares® to the American Cancer Society and the Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, continuing its partnerships with both organizations.

“Kohl’s Cares is committed to the fight against breast cancer and passionate about supporting those impacted by the disease,” said Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief customer officer. “We are thrilled to continue our strong partnerships with both the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen, and look forward to providing even more local women access to the resources they need for prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.”

American Cancer Society

The donation of $1 million to the American Cancer Society will help sustain the current Kohl’s Breast Health for Women program, fund a breast cancer survivor health guide, and expand the Community Health Worker Program over the next year. Additionally, the funds will support Kohl’s Cares role as the local presenting sponsor for the 2014 and 2015 American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks in Milwaukee.

“Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Wisconsin,” said Joy King, senior vice president of the American Cancer Society, Midwest Division. “Thanks to our ongoing partnership with Kohl’s Cares, the American Cancer Society will continue to help local women and their families learn ways to prevent and detect breast cancer early and find supporting services as they undergo treatment.”

Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen

The donation of $710,000 to the Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen will help retain the Kohl’s Conversations for the Cure program and fund the creation of Conversations on the Go and a Kohl’s Conversations for the Cure webinar over the next year. Additionally, the funds will support Kohl’s Cares role as the local presenting sponsor of the 2014 Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure.

“We are delighted to continue our partnership with Kohl’s Cares,” said Nikki Panico, Susan G. Komen of Southeast Wisconsin’s executive director. “Through the Kohl’s Conversations for the Cure program, we are able to engage in crucial dialogue with local women and provide them access to lifesaving breast health resources.”

Kohl’s Cares partnership with the American Cancer Society and the Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen builds 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 more than $71 million to support charitable initiatives in the metro-Milwaukee area.

For more information on Kohl’s Cares community giving visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.

About Kohl’s Department Stores

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 1,162 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $257 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).

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We’re finding cures as the nation’s  largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org/fight

About Susan G. Komen

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Suzy, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Today, Susan G. Komen® works to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world by investing more than $750 million in breast cancer research and $1.5 billion in community outreach programs over the past 30 years; providing funding to help low-income and uninsured women get screened and get treatment; advocating for cancer research and outreach programs; and working globally in more than 30 countries. For the past fifteen years, Komen Southeast Wisconsin is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure®, Komen Southeast Wisconsin has invested $7.6 million in community breast health programs in eight counties. Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stays in southeast Wisconsin. The remaining income goes to the national Susan G. Komen Grants Program to fund research of which Komen SE Wisconsin has invested $2.6 million. For more information, call 414.389.4888 or visit Komensoutheastwi.org

 

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