|[September 22, 2013]
Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure Hosts Crowd of More Than 20,000 Participants
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. --(Business Wire)--
Wisconsin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and Kohl's
Department Stores (NYSE:KSS)
announced today that more than 20,000 participants joined together in
the fight against breast cancer at the 15th Annual Susan G.
Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure on Milwaukee's lakefront.
Local presenting sponsor Kohl's Cares® had more than 6,000 Kohl's
associates, family and friends who took part in the day's events, making
it the largest team for this year's Race.
Kohl's associates take part in event activities at the 2013 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Milwaukee's lakefront. (Photo: Business Wire)
"Susan G. Komen is so appreciative of the thousands of walkers and
runners who participated in the 15th Annual Susan G. Komen
Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure, our affiliate's signature
fundraising event," said Nikki Panico, Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate of
Susan G. Komen executive director. "The ongoing support and commitment
from the local community, including local presenting sponsor Kohl's
Cares, is truly remarkable and allows our organization to continue
providing support to Wisconsin women in need of breast health education
and services and helps us fight back against breast cancer."
"Kohl's Cares is proud to have served as the local presenting sponsor of
the 2013 Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the Cure in
Milwaukee as we continue our help to provide valuable resources to local
women battling breast cancer," said Michelle Gass, Kohl's chief customer
officer. "It is critical our mothers, daughters, friends and co-workers
have the support and services they need at every stage of their battle
with breast cancer. At Kohl's we are passionate about making a
difference in the fight against breast cancer and committed to
supporting women and their families when they need it most."
Kohl's Cares' role in the Race is just one component of the company's
commitment in the fight against breast cancer. Since 2010, Kohl's and
Kohl's Cares, the company's philanthropic platform, have donated more
than $8.7 million to the fight against breast cancer, including more
than $2.8 million to the Southeast Wisconsin affiliate of Susan G. Komen
for the Cure for educational programming that encourages women to take
action for their breast health. The funding represents the largest
corporate gift ever made to the Southeast Wisconsin affiliate of Susan
G. Komen for the Cure.
This year, to further raise awareness of breast cancer, prior to the
Race Kohl's placed pink superhero capes on iconic Milwaukee statues,
including the Bronze Fonz and Gertie the Duck, reminding onlookers that
everyone has the ability to make a difference in the fight against the
disease. The caped statues are a part of Kohl's "You Have the Power to
Fight Breast Cancer" campaign created to celebrate the superhero efforts
of everyone involved in the fight against breast cancer.
The 40 Kohl's stores in the state of Wisconsin also showed support for
the cause by participating in a "Pink Out" in which Kohl's associates
wore pink clothing the week leading up to the Susan G. Komen Race for
the Cure. Kohl's corporate headquarters and 14 Kohl's stores in the
Milwaukee area also have turned the Kohl's store signs pink throughout
September and October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The support of the Southeast Wisconsin affiliate of Susan G. Komen for
the Cure builds upon Kohl's long history of charitable involvement in
the communities it serves. Since 2000, Kohl's and the Kohl's Cares
program have combined to give nearly $64 million to support charitable
initiatives in the metro-Milwaukee area.
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. For more
information on Kohl's Cares, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.
About Susan G. Komen
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Suzy, she would do
everything in her power to end breast cancer. Today, Susan G. Komen®
works to end breast cancer in the U.S. and throughout the world by
investing more than $790 million in breast cancer research and $1.5
billion in community outreach programs over the past 30 years; providing
funding to help low-income and uninsured women get screened and get
treatment; advocating for cancer research and outreach programs; and
working globally in more than 30 countries. For the past fifteen years,
Komen Southeast Wisconsin is working to better the lives of those facing
breast cancer in the local community. They join more than a million
breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the
world's largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast
cancer. Through events like the Komen Southeast Wisconsin Race for the
Cure®, Komen Southeast Wisconsin has invested $7.6 million in community
breast health programs in eight counties. Up to 75 percent of net
proceeds generated by the Affiliate stays in southeast Wisconsin. The
remaining income goes to the national Susan G. Komen Grants Program to
fund research of which Komen SE Wisconsin has invested $2.6 million. For
more information, call 414.389.4888 or visit Komensoutheastwi.org.
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 1,155 stores in 49 states. In
support of the communities it serves, Kohl's has raised more
than $231 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.
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