Today, Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) announced that in support of curing type 1 diabetes (T1D) and improving the lives of local children, more than 1,600 Kohl’s associates, friends and family will take part in the JDRF Kohl’s Walk to Cure Diabetes on September 14, 2013 at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Complete with baseball-themed kids’ activities to help ‘Knock T1D Out of the Park’, the annual event represents Kohl’s Cares® commitment to JDRF and focuses on the lives of children in the communities it serves. “Kohl’s Cares is proud to continue its support of JDRF and join 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.” “The JDRF mission is to discover, develop and deliver advances that cure, better treat and prevent type 1 diabetes and Kohl’s Cares partnership and support brings us even closer to reaching this mission,” said Wendy Hanisch, JDRF Executive Director. “We are touched by the overwhelming involvement of the more than 1,600 Kohl’s participants in the 2013 JDRF Kohl’s Walk to Cure Diabetes and are confident that together we will continue to develop better treatments and one day a cure for those with type 1 diabetes and their families.” 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. The support of JDRF 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 Kohl’s 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. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com, join the discussion on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/kohls) or Twitter ( http://twitter.com/Kohls) or get inspired on Pinterest ( http://pinterest.com/kohls/) and Instagram ( http://instagram.com/kohls). About JDRF JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $530 million in scientific research in 17 countries. In 2012 alone, JDRF provided more than $110 million to T1D research. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. In 2012, Forbes magazine named JDRF one of its five All-Star charities, citing the organization’s efficiency and effectiveness. For more information, please visit jdrf.org.