Kohl's volunteers donate head wraps to cancer patients

Cancer patients are getting a lift thanks to a volunteer effort at a Milwaukee-based Kohl's Corporation.

Three hundred Kohl's employees stitched together more than 800 head wraps for the American Cancer Society.

They'll go to local patients in treatment and the reaction is often priceless.

"Emotion, tears and pure gratitude. Projects like this make patients feel like they're not alone," said Laurie Bertrand, executive director of the American Cancer Society

Kohl's allows associates to volunteer on their work day. For many who showed up Aug. 11, it was personal.

"Today I am here representing my dad, my dad has lung cancer and he never smoked a day in his life," said volunteer Kristin Myatt.

Maria Nieves is a two-time cancer survivor.

"Cancer is not a death sentence. It's attitude," she said.

And volunteers feel good knowing they will help others.

"We take one day, spend a couple hours, raise a lot of money and work together for a good cause," said volunteer Fabio Bonacquisto.

The team also build care packages for patients. Kohl's and Kohl's Cares have committed almost $10 million to the American Cancer Society, reminding families that they are not alone in the fight.


 

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