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Children’s Hospital to offer free asthma screenings Saturday

AsthmaScreeningweb (2)AUGUSTA, Ga. – Children’s Hospital of Georgia will provide free asthma screenings and education from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St. The event is funded by a grant from the Kohl’s Cares® program.

“Asthma affects more than 225,000 children in Georgia, and we want to do everything we can to provide education for patients and families,” said Jennifer Anderson, Director of Respiratory Care Services at Children’s Hospital of Georgia. “Our goal is to help patients manage their asthma and prevent adverse events.”

Asthma is a lifelong disease that targets the lungs, causing wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing. Asthma triggers include smoke, mold, pet dander and air pollution. Although there is no cure, most people can control symptoms and prevent asthma attacks by avoiding triggers and correctly using prescribed medicine.

Kohl’s commitment to Children’s Hospital of Georgia is made possible through the Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys where 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl’s has raised more than $231 million dollars through this merchandise program.

In addition to the merchandise program, Kohl’s Cares® features the Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program. Since 2001, Kohl’s has awarded more than $3.9 million in scholarships and prizes to more than 19,800 youth volunteers through its scholarship program. Kohl’s associates make a difference by volunteering in their communities and partnering with qualified nonprofits. More than 669,000 Associates have donated more than 2.2 million hours of their time since 2001 and Kohl’s has donated more than $63 million to nonprofits throughout the nation. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.

For more information, contact Anderson at 706-721-3225 or janderson@gru.edu, or visit grhealth.org/kohlscares.

About Children’s Hospital of Georgia
The 154-bed not-for-profit Children’s Hospital of Georgia is the first children’s hospital in the South (circa 1910) and the second largest children’s hospital in the state, providing the highest level of pediatric critical care and neonatal intensive care, as well as a wide range of general and complex health care for children.

About Kohl’s
Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s (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, Kohl’s operates 1,158 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $231 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® 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 www.Kohls.com, join the discussion on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Kohls) or Twitter (http://twitter.com/Kohls) or get inspired on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/Kohls) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/Kohls).

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