Kohl's Healthy Communities and St. Alexius Committed to Kid's Health and Education

Kohl's CaresSt. Alexius Medical Center is happy to partner with Kohl's Cares® for another year. Together, St. Alexius and Kohl's Cares® supports kids' health and education initiatives in our communities. With more than a decade of dedication and millions of dollars raised through Kohl's, St. Alexius has been given the chance to give kids a happier and healthier future. From injury prevention, immunization and nutrition programs to scholarships and cause merchandise, Kohl's is committed to making a difference for kids so that some day they can make a difference in the world.

Kohl's creates children's merchandise, like books and stuffed animals, for $5. Through the sales of the merchandise, 100 percent of the net profits are donated to hospitals to support health and educational opportunities for children. To date, the Kohl's Cares cause merchandise program has raised more than $180 million dollars to support kids' health and education initiative in communities nationwide. Since 2006, Kohl’s has donated more than $160,000 to St. Alexius Medical Center.

Back to School Extravaganza
For more information, log onto the Kohl's Cares® Program.


Back to School Extravaganza (August 6, 2013)Back to School Extravaganza

The Kohl’s and St. Alexius Back to School Extravaganza takes place each year just before school begins at Dykshoorn Park in Mandan.  The event is open to preschoolers through fifth grade students. Childhood obesity is a growing problem in our nation. Our goal is to educate children and caregivers about living a healthy lifestyle. St. Alexius Medical Center and Kohl's Cares® brings kids, parents and caregivers together for a day of health education and fun activities. 


Featuring Alex’s Buddy Clinic!Back to School
Alex’s Buddy Clinic encourages children to bring their favorite stuffed animal or doll to the event to be “evaluated” by
St. Alexius nurses and doctors for a variety of pretend injuries, illness and back to school checkups. Other activities include educational booths, inflatables, games, healthy foods, prizes, races, emergency vehicles and personnel and free child identification cards.

When: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 1 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Dykshoorn Park, Mandan, ND
Register: FREE and open to the public. No registration required.


On the Move to Better Health (2013-2014 school year)

On the Move to Better Health is a five-week, school-based curriculum for fourth and fifth-grade students. Based on MyPlate, the curriculum aims to increase fruits, vegetables and calcium-rich foods in the diets of children, decrease consumption of sugar sweetened beverages and improve fitness habits. As part of the curriculum, parents or guardians receive newsletters and participate in goal setting and other family-based activities.

Through the Kohl's Cares® program, St. Alexius provides water bottles to each participating student. Visit the website for more information.

When: 2013-2014 school year
Where: Bismarck fourth grade class rooms and Mandan fifth grade class rooms
Register: Open to Bismarck fourth grade teachers and Mandan fifth grade teaches.
    Call the NDSU Extension office at 221-6265 for more details.


Kohl's and St. Alexius Play with Your Food (March 8 and 22, 2014)

Cooking SchoolKohl's Cares® and St. Alexius offers “Play with Your Food,” located at Century High School. The goal of “Play with Your Food” is to provide 2nd through 5th graders and a parent or guardian, a hands-on opportunity to learn how to prepare healthy snacks and meals. The children will prepare one cold dish and one hot dish with the guidance of St. Alexius’ head chef and dieticians. Caregivers can stay with their child or participate in a local grocery store tour to learn to shop with a plan, find whole grains, read food labels and more.

When: March 8, 2014 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  and
    March 22, 2014 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Century High School Consumer Science room
Register: Space is limited. Registration due on March 3 for March 8 classes; and, March 17 for March 22 classes.
    Please register for one class time as the classes are repeated. Call 530-7065. Watch the video now!

Kohl's and St. Alexius Children's Fun and Health Day (March 20, 2014)

Fun and Health DayChildren's Fun and Health Day will take place at the Technology and Education Center this year in Bismarck for second graders in the Bismarck, Mandan and surrounding areas. Each year, more than 600 students learn about fire and poison safety, nutrition, the importance of exercise, stranger awareness and ice safety. The goal of the Kohl’s and St. Alexius Children’s Fun and Health Day is to reach out to students to provide an entertaining day full of learning about health and safety topics.

When: March 20, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: Technology and Education Center
Register: Open to second grade teachers and their classes. Call 530-7065 for more information.


Kohl's and St. Alexius Summer Fun and Safety Day (May 1, 2014)

Summer Fun and Safety DayNearly 1,500 first and third graders participate in the annual Kohl’s and St. Alexius Summer Fun and Safety Day. Many community businesses, organizations and hospital departments participate in the event. The goal is to educate students on safety topics as summer approaches. Some of those topics include: self defense, poison safety, brain injuries, healthy bones, weather safety, germs, online safety and proper wear of life jackets. Children participate in wheelchair races, obstacle courses and face painting.

When: May 1, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: University of Mary Field House
Register: Open to first and third grade teachers and their classes. Call 530-7065 for more information.