News Release

Friday, September 15, 2006

Contact: Ridgely Ingersoll (757)668-9087

Free Workshop for Parents, Children Presented by CHKD and Kohl’s

September 27: Family Finances and Fitness

 

A free workshop, “Family Finances and Fitness: Keys to a Happier and Healthier Life,” will be presented Thursday, September 27, by Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and Kohl’s Department Stores. The program will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. in CHKD’s Brickhouse Auditorium, 601 Children’s Lane, Norfolk.

This fun and interactive presentation is designed to give parents and their children strategies to improve their nutrition, fitness and finances. Featured presenter is Richard T. Harris, a popular and motivating area speaker, author, certified financial planner and health and fitness instructor. His books for children include “I'm Walking, I'm Running, I'm Jumping, I'm Hopping,” “If I Had a Penny,” and “Who Taught You About Money?”

The workshop is free, but seating is limited and advance registration is requested. For more information or to register, call (757) 668-7500 or visit www.chkd.org/classes.

The workshops are part of a series of lectures to help parents and professionals build stronger relationships with their children. The series is made possible by a $56,000 grant from Kohl’s through the Kohl’s Care for Kids campaign.

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters is the only facility of its kind in Virginia, serving the medical and surgical needs of children throughout greater Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The not-for-profit hospital was founded in 1961 and last year handled approximately 6,100 inpatient admissions and 200,000 outpatient specialty, surgical and emergency room visits, addressing routine and complex illnesses, injuries and chronic conditions. The CHKD Health System operates primary care pediatric practices, surgical practices, multi-service Health Centers and satellite offices throughout its service region.

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. A company committed to the communities it serves, Kohl’s operates 834 stores in 46 states and has raised more than $85 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares for Kids® philanthropic program.  For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.kohls.com.