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Children's Hospital Of Georgia To Offer Free Asthma Screenings Saturday

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The Children's Hospital of Georgia will provide free asthma screenings and education from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Dececember 7th, at the Kroc Center, located at 1833 Broad Street, in Augusta. The event is funded by a grant from the Kohl's Cares® program.

Read the text of a press release we received on the event below:

"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 Kohls.com/Cares.

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

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