Kohl’s announced Wednesday, April 25, that it is donating $1 million over two years to Susan G. Komen Wisconsin. This is the latest donation in the ongoing partnership between Kohl’s, based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, and the renowned breast cancer organization.
“We are proud to continue our longstanding partnership with Susan G. Komen Wisconsin and support their mission of eradicating this terrible disease,” Jen Johnson, Kohl’s senior vice president, corporate communications, said in a prepared statement. “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.”
The funding will go toward the Conversations with Komen program, which is focused on “increasing dialogue and educating women on the importance of breast health, as well as increasing access to breast cancer screenings and resources.” Some of the donation will also assist with the opening of a new satellite office, “The Komen Corner: A Resource Center.”
“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,” Nikki Panico, Susan G. Komen Wisconsin’s executive director, said in the statement.