NEW HYDE PARK, NY -- Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York announced today it has been awarded a $408,851 grant from Kohl's Department Stores’ Kohl's Cares cause merchandise program. A donation announcement event was held Thursday at Our Lady of Hope School in Middle Village, Queens, where students performed a short comedy production to highlight the importance of proper nutrition, healthy eating habits and physical activity. The production was part of Cohen Children’s community outreach program with Kohl's Cares Keeping Kids Healthy Program.
The Kohl’s grant will continue to support Cohen Children’s Kohl’s Cares Keeping Kids Healthy Program, which combats the childhood obesity epidemic through fitness and nutrition education as a means to prevent excessive weight gain in childhood. The program partners with area elementary schools to deliver innovative programs, interactive demonstrations and projects that reinforce proper nutrition and exercise through educational concepts. The program culminates with the Kohl's Cares Healthy Recipe Contest for children and their families, which will bring together students, community members, chefs and food service staff to develop creative, nutritious, tasty, and kid-approved recipes.
Since 2000, Kohl’s has donated more than $3.4 million to Cohen Children’s Medical Center. Among the hospital’s other outreach initiatives supported through Kohl’s Cares® include car seat safety, and motor vehicle injury prevention and safety.
Kohl's commitment to Cohen Children’s is made possible through the Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys where 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 $208 million through this merchandise program. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.
About Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York
Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital of the five boroughs of NYC and Long Island, has consistently been recognized as one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation. In the 2011 survey, U.S. News and World Report rated CCMC among the top 50 in all 10 of their surveyed pediatric specialty areas—cancer, cardiology, and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology.
Established nearly 30 years ago, we have continually evolved to keep pace with a growing pediatric population. Among the most immediate programmatic areas of focus is our pediatric cardiovascular service. Our vision is to harness the latest innovations and technology in pediatric cardiology as part of our expansion. Our plans include building a pediatric exclusive catheterization and electrophysiology lab, services for adolescents as they transition to adulthood with congenital heart anomalies, research and new ambulatory space. For more information, visit www.northshorelij.com/ccmcny.
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 1,146 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $208 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, or join the discussion on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/kohls or Twitter http://twitter.com/Kohls.