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Kohl’s Teams Up with St. Vincent Healthcare for Health and Wellness of Community’s Children

June 09, 2009
Billings, Montana, June 10, 2009 — Today marks the beginning of a new effort to improve the health and wellness of our community’s children. For the last 110 years, St. Vincent Healthcare has served children and families with the most advanced pediatric technology and medical teams in our region. Kohl’s Department Store - is now joining the effort. Kohl’s, through the Kohl’s Cares for Kids program, is donating not only financially, but Kohl’s associates are also giving their time and effort to the mission of caring for kids.

“Kohl’s and Kohl’s associates have been great supporters of children’s hospitals and children’s health across the country. We are very fortunate to have such a great partner here in Billings,” said Dave Irion, Executive Vice President of the St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation. “The health of our children has and always will be a vital part of what we do at St. Vincent and we are pleased that Kohl’s is joining our mission.”

Kohl’s will present its first substantial financial contribution to St. Vincent Children's Healthcare this Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 9:45am during the Heart & Sole Event in Grandview Park, (Corner of North 30th and Poly Drive Billings, MT) The gift will go toward the St. Vincent and Kohl’s program: “Kohl’s Cares for Kids on the Move.” This partnership is a physical fitness and health education program piloted with 4th and 5th graders at Broadwater Elementary and a helmet safety program for underserved children in our community. Kohl's commitment to St. Vincent Children’s Healthcare is made possible through the Kohl's Cares for Kids® philanthropic initiative. Kohl’s Cares for Kids includes a merchandise program featuring $5 books and plush toys where 100% of net profits go toward supporting hospital partnerships like this one. Through 2008, Kohl's has raised more than $126 million dollars through its merchandise program. Other components of Kohl's Cares for Kids include Kohl's A-Team associate volunteer program; the Kohl’s Kids Who Care® Scholarship Program, recognizing stand-out kids for volunteer efforts in their communities; and fundraising gift cards for local schools and nonprofit organizations.

The Heart and Sole, a community run/walk fundraiser hosted by St. Vincent Healthcare, celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year. Proceeds benefit patients with heart and lung problems who need supervised exercise programs and the YMCA Family and Youth Scholarship Program. This event promotes physical activity, exercise, obesity prevention, and provided races for all abilities.

About St. Vincent Healthcare St. Vincent Healthcare is a comprehensive system of award-winning healthcare services located in Billings, Montana. St. Vincent is a regional destination hospital which serves a four-state area and more than 900,000 people each year. A comprehensive range of services include a Level II trauma Center, cardiothoracic and vascular medicine, comprehensive cancer services, family-centered maternal and child health – a Level III B NICU & Pediatric Intensive Care Unit – neurosurgery, orthopedics and the region’s most advanced diagnostic services. St. Vincent Healthcare is part of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System. St. Vincent Healthcare’s quality, mission-driven, charitable healthcare has been in existence for more than 110 years. To learn more about St. Vincent Healthcare, visit www.svh-mt.org.

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. Kohl’s operates 1,022 stores in 49 states. A company committed to the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $126 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares for Kids® philanthropic 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. ###