Winners announced in Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and Kohl's Cares Flu Prevention PSA Video Contest

Winners announced in Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and Kohl's
                    Cares Flu Prevention PSA Video Contest

Middle and high school students from across Minnesota submitted videos to the
fourth annual video contest

PR Newswire

MINNEAPOLIS, April 2, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Children's Hospitals and Clinics of
Minnesota, along with Kohl's Cares^®, today announced the placement of three
finalists in the Kohl's Cares and Children's Flu Prevention PSA Video Contest:

First place ($3,000): Eagan High School for "The Flu"
Second place ($1,500): Minnehaha Academy for "Flu Break Up"
Third place ($1,000): Mahtomedi High School for "Putting Off Homework"

The results of the contest were announced on Children's Facebook page on April

New to the contest in 2013, Kohl's Cares^® and Children's gave the public a
chance to vote in order to help pick the contest winners. After all the
submitted videos passed through a round of voting by Children's staff,
patients and volunteers, three videos were chosen to be voted on by the
general public.

"At Children's, we care for the sickest of the sick, and this year's flu
season has been one of the most severe in recent memory, so the messages of
prevention are as important as ever," said Patsy Stinchfield, director of
pediatric infectious disease at Children's of Minnesota. "Our hope is that
this contest has helped to educate and inform young people all across
Minnesota about the importance of preventing the flu and that they will take
what they've learned and share it with their family and friends."

Since 2009, Kohl's Cares^® ^ has awarded a yearly grant to Children's of
Minnesota to fund the Kohl's Cares and Children's Flu Prevention Project. The
project offers flu vaccine clinics and educational assemblies at schools and
Kohl's Department Stores around the Twin Cities to teach children and their
parents about flu prevention. To date, Children's has received more than $5
million in programmatic support through the generosity of Kohl's Cares^®.

The contest
In January, students from all middle and high schools in Minnesota were
invited to enter the contest and worked under the supervision of a staff
member at their school. The videos were judged by Children's staff, patients
and volunteers on the following criteria:

  oAccuracy of flu prevention messages, which include:

       oGet vaccinated against the flu every year
       oWash your hands
       oCough and sneeze into your sleeve, not your hands
       oStay home from work, school or childcare when sick

  oThe creativity with which students deliver flu prevention messages
  oHow appealing the video is to middle and high school students

Award money must be used for flu prevention and education purposes by the
schools and cannot be spent by an individual or group for personal use.

To view the winning videos and learn more about how to prevent the flu, please

About influenza
Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a virus that infects the respiratory
tract. Symptoms of influenza can include fever, cough, sore throat, severe,
sudden-onset of muscle aches, fatigue, congestion, a runny nose, and, in
extreme cases, death. There are four basic steps that everyone should take to
prevent the spread of influenza: wash your hands, cover your cough and sneeze,
stay home when you are sick, and get vaccinated against influenza every year.

About Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota:
Serving as Minnesota's children's hospital since 1924, Children's Hospitals
and Clinics of Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health care
organizations in the United States, with 381 staffed beds at its two hospitals
in St. Paul and Minneapolis.An independent, not-for-profit health care
system,Children's of Minnesota provides care through more than 12,000
inpatient visits and more than 300,000 emergency room and other outpatient
clinic visits every year. Children's is the only Minnesota hospital system to
provide comprehensive care exclusively to children. Please visit

About Kohl's Department Stores
Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused,
value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced,
exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home
products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to
environmental leadership, Kohl's operates 1,155stores in 49 states. In
support of the communities it serves, Kohl's has raised more than$231million
for children's initiatives nationwide through its Kohl's Cares® cause
merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and
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