Akron Childrenís Hospital to receive $302,178 from Kohlís for fitness programs


Representatives from Kohlís Department Stores will present Akron Childrenís Hospital with a $302,178 check to benefit the hospitalís Kohlís Future Fitness program. The check presentation will take place during the Akron Marathon Kids Fun Run post-race health fair, which will feature family-friendly activities, giveaways and health information. William Considine, president and CEO of Akron Childrenís Hospital, will be accepting the donation on behalf of the hospital.

The Kohlís Future Fitness Club, made possible by Kohlís Community Youth Fitness and Akron Childrenís Hospital, is an effective, low-cost group weight management program for children eight to13 years old that promotes gradual and safe weight loss.

Participants learn healthy eating and fitness habits as they participate in games and other fun, non-competitive activities, such as obstacle courses, relay races, circuit strength/flexibility training and more. To date, Kohlís has donated more than $3.3 million to Akron Childrenís Hospital through this and other initiatives funded by their Kohlís Caresģ cause merchandise program. In 2012, the Future Fitness Clubs expanded to three sites in the Mahoning Valley, in addition to the existing locations in Summit and Stark counties.

The clubs are held at neighborhood recreation centers and cost $30 for an eight-week session. For more information, please visit

When:††††††Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012
††††††††††††††††† 10:45 a.m.

Where:††††Lock 3 Stage
††††††††††††††††† 200 S. Main St.
††††††††††††††††† Akron

Contact:† Anne Merchant†
††††††††††††††††† Sr. Public Relations Specialist, Foundation

About Kohlís Department Stores

Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohlís (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohlís operates 1,127 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohlís has raised more than $180 million for childrenís initiatives nationwide through its Kohlís Caresģ cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit

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Anne Merchant