What is Kohl’s Conversations for the CureTM?
Presented by Kohl’s Cares®, Kohl’s Conversations for the Cure is an educational session where women can talk openly about breast cancer and the impact it can have on their lives. The goal of the program is to encourage women to get regular breast health screenings, thereby increasing survival rates throughout Southeast Wisconsin.
Where are Kohl’s Conversations for the Cure sessions held?
These small group education sessions are held in familiar settings that are safe and easily accessible. Locations include: schools, churches, businesses, libraries, city agencies, community centers, beauty shops and public housing complexes in Southeast Wisconsin.
You can also experience a Kohl’s Conversation for the Cure by visiting the Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen booth at local health fairs or through a webinar that is available to local employers. If you are interested in participating in either of these two ways, please contact us at 414-389-4887 for a listing of health fair dates and locations or to find out how to bring the Kohl’s Conversation for the Cure to your place of employment.
What will they talk about in a Conversation?
Participants can talk openly about breast cancer and discuss barriers that prevent women from getting breast exams, such as fear, financial concerns, or not having enough time. Participants will also learn about the benefits of yearly screenings. At the end of the Conversation, participants will have the tools to break down these barriers. Other key takeaway messages include: knowing your personal risk of breast cancer, understanding screening recommendations, engaging in healthy lifestyle behaviors to reduce risk and empowering women to be their own health advocates.
Who leads these Conversations?
Each Conversation is moderated by a Conversations for the Cure Leader. These Leaders, while volunteers, are highly trained, and serve as the bridge between community members and available breast health services. Conversation Leaders are uniquely qualified as a trusted source because of the community ties they have already established. Leaders live in the communities where the Conversations are taking place and understand what is important to those communities. Additionally, Leaders are able to communicate in a language participants are comfortable with and can incorporate cultural customs to help participants cope with stress and promote ongoing breast self-awareness.
If you’re interested in becoming a leader, contact us here or call 414-389-4887.