Kohl's to donate $1 million to Susan G. Komen Wisconsin for cancer research

Posted at 9:40 PM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 22:40:11-04

MILWAUKEE - Kohl's announced Tuesday it will donate $1 million to Susan G. Komen Wisconsin, as part of a continued partnership for breast cancer research.

Over a two year span, the retailer will donate $1 million to support Komen's research, education, resources, and programming. 

Kohl's has committed to donating almost $8 million to Susan G. Komen Wisconsin since 2009.

Kohl's senior vice president, Jen Johnson, said in a news release, "Kohl’s is committed to families in our hometown, and we applaud the work Komen is doing to engage local women in crucial dialogue about breast health and connect them to lifesaving resources and treatment.”

Kohl's donation will help with community initiatives such as the Conversations with Komen program, a program which increases awareness of breast health, inspires dialogue, and provides access to screenings and other resources. This year Conversations with Komen will particularly target women over 40, who are the most at risk.

Additionally, the money will help open a new office at the COA Goldin Center called, "The Komen Corner: A Resource Center." The center is located at 2320 W. Burleigh St. The center will provide health education, diagnostic services, and other resources.

Nikki Panico, Susan G. Komen of Wisconsin's executive director, said in the release, "Kohl’s commitment will allow us to continue to work to save lives by meeting the most critical needs of our community, especially those women who are more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer and are more likely to die from this disease.”

Kohl's donation will also continue to go toward the Komen Wisconsin Breast Health Fund financially assisting women in the area.