Friday September 13th, 2013 - 9:15AM
Today, Kohl’s Department Stores announced that, in support of curing Type 1 diabetes and improving the lives of local children, more than 1,600 Kohl’s associates, friends and family would take part in the JDRF Kohl’s Walk to Cure Diabetes on September 14 at the Milwaukee County Zoo.
“Kohl’s Cares is proud to continue its support of JDRF and joins hundreds of local families at the 2013 JDRF Kohl’s Walk to Cure Diabetes,” said Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief customer officer. “Kohl’s Cares and JDRF share a commitment to children’s health, and we applaud the work JDRF is doing to improve the lives of those affected by type 1 diabetes in our community.”
Since 1996, Kohl’s and Kohl’s Cares have contributed more than $2 million to support JDRF. In 2010, Kohl's Cares became the title sponsor of the JDRF Kohl's Walk to Cure Diabetes and has donated $100,000 annually to support the cause.
Kohl's Cares, the philanthropic platform of Kohl's Department Stores, is committed to giving back to the communities it serves by supporting kids' health and education nationwide, women's health and the fight against breast cancer, and environmental initiatives. Since 2000, Kohl's has raised more than $231 million for kids health and education initiatives through the Kohl's Cares cause merchandise program, recognized more than 19,000 outstanding kids through the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program and donated more than 2.2 million hours of volunteer time through the Associates in Action volunteer program.