MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Kohl’s Department Stores announced that in support of curing type one diabetes and improving the lives of local children, more than 1,300 Kohl’s associates, friends and family will take part in the JDRF Kohl’s Walk to Cure Diabetes on Sept. 15 at the Milwaukee County Zoo.
“Kohl’s is proud to support JDRF and take part in the 2012 JDRF Kohl’s Walk to Cure Diabetes,” said Julie Gardner, Kohl’s EVP and chief marketing officer. “As a company, Kohl’s is committed to kids health and education in the communities we serve. Our partnership with JDRF is one more illustration of our deep commitment to supporting the cause. The circus-themed JDRF Kohl’s Walk to Cure Diabetes will bring smiles to the young and young at heart and reinforce Kohl’s dedication to the organization.”
Since 1996, Kohl’s Department Stores has contributed more than $1.8 million to support JDRF. In 2010, Kohl’s Cares committed $100,000 annually to the foundation and became the title sponsor of the JDRF Kohl’s Walk to Cure Diabetes. In 2011, Kohl’s Department Stores had the largest corporate presence at the walk with more than 1,400 participants.