On Saturday, 250 walkers will step up for the annual Southwest Virginia Kidney Walk and help raise awareness and funds to support the fight against kidney disease in Richmond.
“This walk will help many others take the lifesaving step of getting their kidneys checked,” said Nancy Doyle, Fresenius Medical Care. “By participating in the Kidney Walk, we're all helping sound the alert that anyone with high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney disease should get their kidneys screened -- that's over 73 million, or 1 in 3 Americans at risk."
The Kidney Walk is a non-competitive 5K stroll that raises funds to fight kidney disease through awareness, prevention and treatment programs. In Virginia alone, 11,646 patients are being treated for kidney failure, and another 2,895 patients are awaiting transplants.
The Walk will be held at Fallon Park and Tinker Creek Greenway in Roanoke, Virginia. Onsite registration begins at 9:00 am and the Walk starts at 10:00 am. Walkers participate as individuals or form teams with family, friends or colleagues. Walkers are encouraged to fundraise for the event. Those interested in getting involved or supporting a walker can visit www.kidneywalk.org.
The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk. For more information, visit www.kidney.org.
For more information contact Susan Manuel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804.288.8342.