Cohen Children’s Medical Center, 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 $4.4 million to Cohen.
“We are extremely grateful to Kohl’s for their extraordinary support of the children’s hospital for the last 17 years,” said Debbie Riccardi, DNP, RN, director of community outreach at Cohen. “The partnership between Cohen and Kohl’s helps us strengthen our involvement with the community to help educate children, families, schools and other groups about health and wellness.”
More than 100 second graders from the E.M. Baker Elementary School in Great Neck participated in the “hands-on” health fair, visiting 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. During Children & Healthcare week, Cohen hosted more than 600 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. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.
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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/
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