Kohl's Healthy Communities and CHI St. Alexius Health is Committed to Kids' Health and Education

Kohl's CaresOur commitment to the health and wellness of children goes beyond our walls. We connect with kids, their families and communities by offering fun, free events focused on leading healthy lifestyles.

CHI St. Alexius Health is happy to partner with Kohl's Cares® for another year. With more than a decade of dedication and millions of dollars raised through Kohl's, CHI St. Alexius Health has been given the opportunity 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. Since its inception in 2000, the Kohl's Cares cause merchandise has raised more than $274 million to support kids' health and education initiatives in communities nationwide. Since 2006, Kohl’s has donated more than $213,000 to CHI St. Alexius Health.

For more information, log onto the Kohl's Cares® Program. Below is a list of events and descriptions that take place each year. Click here for dates and times.

Back to School Extravaganza


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

Featuring Alex’s Buddy Clinic!
Alex’s Buddy Clinic encourages children to bring their favorite stuffed animal or doll to the event to be “evaluated” by CHI St. Alexius Health 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, emergency vehicles and personnel and free child identification cards.

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Play with Your Food


Kohl's Healthy Communities and CHI St. Alexius Health offer “Play with Your Food,” located at Century High School. The goal of “Play with Your Food” is to provide 3rd through 5th graders and a parent or guardian, a hands-on opportunity to learn how to prepare healthy snacks and meals with the guidance of CHI St. Alexius Health’s head chef and dieticians. Caregivers participate in a local grocery store tour to learn to shop with a plan, find whole grains, read food labels and more.

Call 530-7065 for more information. Click here for dates and times.
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Children's Fun and Health Day


Each year, second grade students learn about poison safety, nutrition, the importance of exercise and so much more. The goal of Kohl’s Healthy Communities and CHI St. Alexius Health Children’s Fun and Health Day is to reach out to students by providing a fun environment to learn about health topics. This day is open to second grade teachers and their classes and is located at CHI St. Alexius Health’s Technology and Education Center.

Call 530-7065 for more information. Click here for dates and times.

Summer Fun and Safety Day


Summer Fun & SafetySurrounding area first and third graders participate in this day of fun. The goal is to educate students on health and safety topics as summer approaches. Some of those topics include: growing healthy foods, the importance of limiting sugary foods and beverages, self-defense, online safety, helmet and water safety. Children participate in activities such as wheelchair races and obstacle courses. The CHI St. Alexius Health's Summer Fun and Safety Day is held at University of Mary Field House and is open to first and third grade teachers and their classes.

Call 530-7065 for more information. Click here for dates and times.

Minot Children's Olympics


Summer OlympicsKohl's Healthy Communities and CHI St. Alexius Health’s Minot Children’s Olympics will motivate children to stay active. No matter the season, spring, summer, fall or winter, we encourage children to keep moving and eat healthy. Children can participate in the 100 meter dash, basketball shooting challenge, soccer kick, inflatable obstacle course and other fun activities. The event is open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade and is held at the Minot State Dome.

Call 530-7065 for more information. Click here for dates and times.

On the Move to Better Health


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.

Visit the website for more information.