Kohl's Antes Up Big For Breast Cancer

  • February 11, 2010
Kohl's says it will donate $7 million over the next three years to battle breast cancer in Wisconsin, with donations going to the American Cancer Society and the Milwaukee affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The retailer says its gift, earmarked for research, education and patient-assistance programs, represents the largest corporate gift ever made to any of Komen's affiliates.

"The incidence rate of invasive breast cancer in the state of Wisconsin is above the national average, and as a company, we are passionate about supporting this important cause and making a difference in the lives of women," Kevin Mansell, Kohl's president/CEO says in a statement. An estimated 50% of women in Milwaukee County do not get recommended screenings, he said.

Kohl's charitable efforts have primarily focused on children, and since 2000, its Kohl's Cares for Kids program has given $20 million to initiatives in the Milwaukee area, and raised $126 million to benefit national children's health initiatives.--Sarah Mahoney



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