NEW HYDE PARK, NY – Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, part of Northwell Health, was awarded a grant of $210,998 from Kohl’s through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program. Presented at the children’s hospital during the annual Children & Healthcare Week fair, the Kohl’s donation to Cohen will support the Kohl’s Cares Keeping Kids Healthy Program, a community-wide nutrition and physical activity program that works to improve children’s overall health and wellness. Since 2000, Kohl’s has donated more than $4.2 million to Cohen.
“We are very grateful to Kohl’s and Kohl’s Cares for their extraordinary support of the children’s hospital this year and for the last 16 years,” said Debbie Riccardi, DNP, RN, director of community outreach at Cohen. “The partnership between Cohen and Kohl’s is making a tremendous difference in helping to educate our community about making choices about proper nutrition and exercise, which are keys to wellness.”
More than 30 second graders from Our Lady of the Snows in Glen Oaks, Queens, participated in the “hands-on” health fair visiting 12 tables staffed by doctors, nurses and other clinicians. The event covered a wide range of topics, including the operating room, listening to the heart with a stethoscope, learning about helmet safety, dental care and injury prevention. It also included a tour of an ambulance and a presentation on healthy eating. Held in the hospital’s lobby, the health fair showcased Kohl’s Cares Keeping Healthy program, with local Kohl’s employees volunteering at the event. During Children & Healthcare week, Cohen hosted more than 650 elementary school children who participated in the kids’ health fair.
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, where 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s health programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl's has raised nearly $300 million through this merchandise program. Through the Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 834,000 associates have donated more than 3.2 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl’s has donated more than $79 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 .
To view a video about Kohl’s donation to Cohen Children’s and the kids’ health fair, see this link: https://www.northwell.edu/about/news/video/kohls-helps-kids-health-0
About the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York
Opened in 1983, Cohen Children’s Medical Center 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 ninth consecutive year in 2015, Cohen was ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation in U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” survey. http://ccmc.northshorelij.com/
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with more than 1,100 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, the company offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and inspiring shopping experiences in-store, online at Kohls.com and via mobile devices. Committed to its communities, Kohl’s has raised nearly $300 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 additional information about Kohl’s philanthropic and environmental initiatives, visit http://www.Kohls.com/Cares. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com.
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