FM 106.1 Care-a-Van for Kids, presented by Kohl's Cares, raises $130,000

September 12, 2011

MILWAUKEE - Care-A-Van for Kids, a two-day radiothon that was broadcast Aug. 25-26 on WMIL FM 106.1, raised more than $130,000 for the Child Abuse Prevention Fund at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. You can still donate by visiting chw.org/careavan.

"The Child Abuse Prevention Fund thanks our sponsors and partners who make this radiothon possible," said Jennifer Hammel, director of the fund. "For many years, WMIL FM 106.1 and Kohl's Cares have helped us raise awareness of child abuse and fund home visitation programs that help prevent it," she said. Since 1988, the fund has distributed $9.8 million to support community-based prevention programs throughout Wisconsin.

Care-A-Van for Kids is part of a longstanding partnership between Kohl's and Children's Hospital. Kohl's donates 100 percent of the net profit from the sale of special Kohl's Cares items to benefit children's health and education projects nationwide. Locally, Kohl's has raised more than $6 million for Children's Hospital.

The Child Abuse Prevention Fund, a special program of Children's Hospital and Health System, was established in 1987 to financially support organizations working to prevent child abuse in Wisconsin. The Child Abuse Prevention Fund's goal is to increase the number of children who are raised in a secure, healthy and nurturing environment. Other health system entities include Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Children's Hospital and Health System Foundation, Children's Health Education Center, Children's Medical Group, Children's Physician Group, Children's Specialty Group, Children's Service Society of Wisconsin, Children's Research Institute and Children's Community Health Plan. In 2010, the health system invested more than $105 million into the community to improve the health status of children. For more information visit the website at chw.org.