FLINT — “Kohl’s Cares for Healthy Kids” Event Kick-off will be Sept. 24, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Flint Farmer’s Market, 420 East Blvd., Flint.
Kohl’s Department Stores has awarded $137,745 to the Hurley Foundation for the second year of its “Kohl’s Cares for Healthy Kids” program. The program’s goal is to teach children and their parents to make healthy food choices and increase their daily physical activity.
This year-long awareness campaign will feature events at the Flint Farmer’s Market, Flint Children’s Museum, seven schools, the University of Michigan Recreation Center in Flint, and Crossroads Village. An extensive media campaign, including radio commercials and PSAs on several different stations, as well as updates to the website: www.kohlshurleykids.com, will reach parents with information about the importance of promoting healthy lifestyles in their children.
The event will feature remarks by Flint Mayor Dayne Walling, Hurley President and Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Wardell, a music show by Radio Disney with dancing and physical activities, interactive cooking demonstrations to make healthy snacks, and “vegetable-tasting stations.” Prizes will be awarded and drawings for Kohl’s gift cards will be held.
This award from Kohl’s marks the sixth consecutive year of its partnership with Hurley on children’s health initiatives, which have included rehabilitation, asthma, and childhood injury prevention. Since 2006, Kohl’s has awarded Hurley $669,539. — G.G.