Golisano Children’s Hospital Celebrates Gift from Kohl’s Cares for Kids

Kohl’s Cares® grants $104,325 to prevent bike-related injuries for Rochester children

August 23, 2012

Dr. Brayer did a helmet fitting for a child at a previous Kohl's Pedal Patrol event.

The Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Rochester’s Kohl’s Pedal Patrol Program will celebrate a $104,325 donation from Kohl’s Cares for Kids at the Fairport Music and Food Festival, from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. At the festival, held at Lift Bridge Lane in Fairport, bicycle safety experts will hold fun activities for kids to promote safe biking practices. 

Kohl’s Pedal Patrol will use funds donated by Kohl’s Cares for Kids to provide education and awareness about safe biking throughout the Rochester-area community. Kohl’s Pedal Patrol participates in health fairs, hosts bike rodeos and implements effective bike safety-related messaging throughout the community. Kohl’s Pedal Patrol also provides bike helmets and fitting techniques to anyone in need.

Kohl’s Pedal Patrol will be a unique addition to the Fairport Music and Food Festival, which attracts thousands of local residents and families. Injury Free Coalition for Kids members will have a table set up at the event for coloring activities, as well as a carnival-style spin-the-wheel game and prize give-away and bike safety-related activities. Bike safety experts will be on hand to educate families about safe biking practices. At 12:45 p.m., the Rochester-area Kohl’s Greece manager, Jermaine Roberson, will present the Kohl’s Cares for Kids donation to Anne Brayer, M.D., program director of Injury Free Coalition for Kids and a pediatrician in Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC).

“We are so fortunate to have support from Kohl’s Cares for Kids,” said Brayer. “The program helps us educate the community on safe biking practices, to reduce of injuries for kids in the Rochester area.”

Since 2005, Kohl’s has donated more than $514,513 to Golisano Children’s Hospital. Kohl's commitment to Golisano Children’s Hospital is made possible through the Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys where 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl's has raised more than $180 million dollars 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 2,100 young volunteers with a total of $410,000 in scholarships and prizes. Through Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 500,000 associates have donated more than 1.6 million hours of their time since 2001 and Kohl’s has donated more than $47 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 Golisano Children’s Hospital

Golisano Children's Hospital at URMC serves more than 74,000 children from the 17-county Finger Lakes region and beyond every year – both as inpatients and outpatients. It houses 132 beds and 34 pediatric specialties and subspecialties, including Pediatric Gastroenterology, Neonatology, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Child Neurology and Pediatric Neurosurgery. For more information, visit http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/childrens-hospital/.

About Kohl’s Department Stores

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 1,134 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $208 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, or join the discussion on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/kohls or Twitter http://twitter.com/Kohls.

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