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Oct 31, 2013
 
Children’s Hospital of Nevada Receives Kohl’s Cares Grant of $102,119 to Help Prevent Childhood Injuries
 
Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC and Kohl’s Cares® celebrates Kohl’s Cares 4 U at Children’s Hospital of Nevada, a partnership that promotes injury prevention in Clark County. For the third year, Kohl’s Cares will generously donate more than $100,000 to Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC to help keep children in our community safe. The official donation event will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 2 during a free Bicycle Rodeo at Kohl’s, Flamingo Road and South Grand Canyon Drive in Las Vegas. 

The Bicycle Rodeo will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and feature an obstacle course and lessons on bicycle riding safety, along with free helmets (while supplies last) and helmet fittings.


“We are so very thankful to Kohl’s for this generous donation because it helps our community hospital protect children from getting hurt,” said Lawrence Weekly, Clark County Commissioner and Chairman of the UMC Board of Trustees. “Every child in our community deserves to have a properly fitting helmet, so when they are outside riding their bikes and having fun, they are also safe.”


In addition to this weekend’s Bicycle Rodeo, the Kohl’s Cares grant will also be used to fund a water safety event and ongoing car seat installations to further help protect children from injury.


“Kohl’s Cares for Kids is an exclusive southern Nevada hospital partnership and solid community partner for Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC,” said UMC CEO Brian Brannman. “We are proud that Kohl’s chose Children’s Hospital of Nevada as the recipient of this donation that will go towards keeping our children safe.


“I see so many young patients come through our doors with injuries that could have been prevented,” said, Dr. Meena Vohra Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC medical director. “I have no doubt this donation will help save children’s lives because we will be able to talk one on one to parents about how to keep their kids safe.”  


Kohl's commitment to Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC is made possible through the Kohl's Cares cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys, with 100 percent of net profit benefiting children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl's has raised more than $231 million through this merchandise program. In addition to the merchandise program, Kohl's Cares features the Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program, which last year recognized more than 2,300 young volunteers with more than $400,000 in scholarships and prizes. Through Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 669,000 associates have donated more than 2.2 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl’s has donated more than $63 million to youth-focused nonprofit organizations. Kohl’s also offers fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving organizations. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.


About Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC

Children's Hospital of Nevada at UMC offers the highest level of care within 10,000 square miles.   Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC is home to the only Level II Pediatric Trauma Center in the state and is the only hospital in Nevada staffed 24 hours a day with in-hospital, Board Certified Pediatric Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Physicians.  Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC is the only hospital in Nevada to offer Pediatric Burn Care and Organ Transplant Services.  Children’s Hospital of Nevada at UMC is the only one of its kind in the Silver State, recognized by the Children’s Hospital Association.   For more information, visit childrenshospitalofnevada.org.          


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).

 
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