SANTA MARIA, Calif. – January 16, 2014 – Dignity Health members Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC) and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH) have partnered with the Kohl’s Cares® program to educate Central Coast families and their children about the importance of healthy eating and exercise. Marian Regional Medical Center and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital were recently awarded a grant for $34,285 from Kohl’s Cares® to improve the health and wellness of local children by offering the Healthy for Life Wellness Program.


The objectives of the Healthy for Life Wellness Program are to teach children and families how to make healthy lifestyle choices, how to make healthy food choices and how to increase physical activity. The Healthy for Life Wellness Program began in September and is a year-round nutrition education and physical activity program offered at community centers and after-school centers in the Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Oceano and Grover Beach areas.


The $34,285 grant was awarded to MRMC and AGCH from Kohl's Department Stores through the Kohl's Cares cause merchandise program, and all funds have been collected from Kohl’s stores located in the Santa Maria area. Kohl’s commitment is made possible through the Kohl's Cares cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys, with 100 percent of net profit benefiting children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships such as this.
For more information about upcoming classes and events, please contact Martha Solano at Marian Regional Medical Center Community Benefits, 805-739-3588, or visit www.marianmedicalcenter.org/kohlscares.