Friday, October 10, 2008
Contact: George Stinnett, CHKD, (757) 668-7043 or George.Stinnett@chkd.org
Kohl's Partners with CHKD for Fifth Year
$69,000 grant funds free public lecture series on children’s health and wellness.
HAMPTON ROADS, Va.—Kohl’s Department Stores, through the Kohl’s Care for Kids campaign, recently presented Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters with a check for $68,869 to support a year-long lecture series on children’s health and wellness.
This is the fifth year Kohl’s has supported the hospital’s health education effort and brings their total contribution over that time to more than $250,000.
The money presented to CHKD is raised by Kohl’s through the sale of books, compact discs and stuffed animals in their department stores throughout Hampton Roads, with all of the $5 price for each item coming to the hospital.
The CHKD community outreach and education program supported by Kohl’s –Family Forum – will bring programs with nationally noted experts to the region to speak on a variety of children’s health and wellness topics.
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 6,200 inpatient admissions and 219,500 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.