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Press Release – April 30, 2015
Kohl’s Donates More Than $2.1 Million to Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., April 2, 2015 – Kohl’s Department Stores today announced the donation of more than $2.1 million over three years to Susan G. Komen® Southeast Wisconsin from Kohl’s and Kohl’s Cares®, the company’s philanthropic platform, to continue community outreach efforts dedicated to the health and well-being of women in southeast Wisconsin.
“Through Kohl’s Cares partnership with Komen Southeast Wisconsin, valuable breast health information has been provided to thousands of local women,” said Bevin Bailis, Kohl’s senior vice president, communications and public relations. “We are committed to supporting families in our hometown, including those fighting back against a disease that unfortunately touches so many, and are inspired by the work being done to inform women and encourage them to seek out information about breast health.”
The donation will support the Kohl’s Conversations for the Cure program which allows Komen® Southeast Wisconsin to engage in crucial dialogue with local women and provide them access to lifesaving breast health resources, and new this year, Komen Southeast Wisconsin will create a Kohl’s Conversations for the Cure program for college students. Additionally, the donation will continue to fund the Komen Southeast Wisconsin Breast Health Fund supported by Kohl’s Cares, which provides financial assistance to uninsured and underinsured individuals in southeast Wisconsin. Further, the funds will support Kohl’s Cares role as the local presenting sponsor of the Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Kohl’s Cares,” said Nikki Panico, Susan G. Komen of Southeast Wisconsin’s executive director. “We have seen tremendous success since launching the Kohl’s Conversations for the Cure program five years ago. By engaging local women in crucial conversations about their breast health, we are empowering women to become their own health advocates and providing support when they need it most.”
Kohl’s Cares partnership with Komen Southeast Wisconsin 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 $79 million to support charitable initiatives in the metro-Milwaukee area.
For more information on Kohl’s Conversations for a Cure, visit www.kohlsconversationsforthecure.org.