September 28 at the Philadelphia Zoo

September 22, 2008 11:59:52 AM PDT
Twenty six million people have chronic kidney disease and another 20 million are at risk. The NKF's Kidney Walk presents an occasion for dialysis patients, organ transplant recipients, donor families, living donors, the medical communities, and the general public to celebrate LIFE and support the Foundation's mission.What is the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Walk?

The National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Walk is a non-competitive, fundraising walk focusing on education and prevention of kidney and urinary tract diseases, and awareness of the need for organ donation. The Kidney Walk presents an opportunity for family, friends and colleagues to participate in an inspiring, community-based event which calls attention to the need for early detection of kidney disease while supporting NKF's patient services, public and professional initiatives and kidney research.

Why Walk the Kidney Walk?

  • Chronic kidney disease is a public health problem affecting 26 million Americans
  • Risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure and family history
  • One in nine American adults have kidney disease and most don't know it
  • 92,000 people are waiting for organ transplants
  • 17 people die each day waiting for an organ transplant

    Kidney Walks are held all over the country from early spring until late fall. Click here for more information.


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