Kohl’s donates $1.7 million to cancer organizations

Menomonee Falls-based Kohl’s Department Stores and its charitable arm Kohl’s Cares have donated $1.7 million to the American Cancer Society and the Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate.

The national retailer’s $1 million American Cancer Society donation will continue its Kohl’s Breast Health for Women program,  help create a breast cancer survivor health guide, expand the Community Health Worker Program and secure Milwaukee presenting sponsor status for Kohl’s Cares in the 2014 and 2015 American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks.

“Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Wisconsin,” said Joy King, senior vice president of the American Cancer Society, Midwest Division. “Thanks to our ongoing partnership with Kohl’s Cares, the American Cancer Society will continue to help local women and their families learn ways to prevent and detect breast cancer early and find supporting services as they undergo treatment.”

The $710,000 Susan G. Komen donation will support the ongoing Kohl’s Conversations for the Cure program and create two new programs: Conversations on the Go and Kohl’s Conversations for the Cure webinar. The donation also secures local presenting sponsor status to Kohl’s Cares at the 2014 Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure.

“We are delighted to continue our partnership with Kohl’s Cares,” said Nikki Panico, Susan G. Komen of Southeast Wisconsin’s executive director. “Through the Kohl’s Conversations for the Cure program, we are able to engage in crucial dialogue with local women and provide them access to lifesaving breast health resources.”

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