Help fight kidney disease in CNY

When: Sunday, March 28, 2010

Carousel Center Mall -- Food Court

Registration 8:30am, Walk begins at 9:30am

What: The National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Walk is a fun, inspiring, community fundraiser which calls attention to the prevention of kidney disease and the need for organ donation. It's also an opportunity for patients, family, friends and businesses to come together to support the millions of Americans with chronic kidney disease, over 1.2 million in NY!

Why: Thanks to the money raised through the walks, NKF is able to offer free early prevention health screenings for kidney disease, public and professional education programs, advocacy to make patients' voices heard through legislative action, and a vital research program to identify new clinical treatments. In 2009, the National Kidney Foundation of CNY hosted five Kidney Walks that attracted over 1,000 participants who together raised more than $80,000.

How: Register on-line, www.kidneywalk.org or you can register the day of the event. Participation is free. Walkers that raise $100 are eligible for the official kidney walk t-shirt

WHO: Come and meet the many "faces" of Kidney Disease. Each team, each walker has a heartwarming story on how kidney disease has affected their lives. All are welcome to participate. For more information call the National Kidney Foundation of CNY 315-476-0311.

Fight Kidney Disease

The NKF's Kidney Walks are designed to help people understand the need for early detection of kidney disease. Over 355,000 Americans rely on a dialysis machine to keep them alive, and nearly 82,000 are on the waiting list for a lifesaving kidney transplant. Recent studies indicate that kidney disease is on the rise and as many as 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Because symptoms may not appear until the kidneys are actually failing, many people do not take steps to protect the health of their kidneys.

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