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Kohl's Donates More Than $90,000 to Nemours Injury and Trauma Prevention Program

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013

Delaware Valley

From left: Sean Elwell, trauma program manager; Diane Hochstuhl, trauma transport program director; Jennifer McCue, injury prevention coordinator; Denise Merson, Kohl’s district vice president; Stephen Murphy, MD, trauma surgeon; Meredith Betz, Nemours Fund for Children’s Health. And let’s not forget Rocky Bluewinkle.

Denise Merson, district vice president of Kohl’s Department Stores, presented a check for $92,279 to help fund the Injury and Trauma Prevention Program at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. The check presentation took place at the Kohl’s store on Route 202, Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE. Sean Elwell, trauma program manager, accepted the donation on behalf of the hospital. Elwell and other staff members provided injury prevention tips, gifts and demonstrations for families at a safety fair held in conjunction with the check presentation at the Concord Pike store.

“We witness on a daily basis the devastating impact that injuries can have,” said Elwell. “Preventable injuries remain the number one killer of children in the United States. In fact, globally, every 30 seconds a child dies from a preventable injury.” He thanked Kohl’s for their contributions: “We are so grateful for the ongoing support of Kohl’s in our injury prevention efforts in Delaware and the surrounding community.”

Over the past eight years, Kohl’s has donated more than $856,000 to duPont Hospital for Children through Kohl’s Cares®.

Diane Hochstuhl and Jennifer McCue display some of the $5 plush toys available at Kohl’s, the proceeds of which benefit children’s health and education programs.

Kohl's commitment to duPont Hospital for Children 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 $231 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 2,300 young volunteers with more than $400,000 in scholarships and prizes. Through Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 669,000 associates have donated more than 2.2 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl’s has donated more than $63 million to youth-focused nonprofit organizations. Kohl’s also offers fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving organizations. Learn More »

About Kohl's

Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl’s operates 1,155 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $231 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.

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About Nemours

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens,, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.