Boobs4Food SF May2010: National Kidney Foundation Walk 5/8
We are quite attached to our kidneys.
Please join Team Boobs4Food as we support one of our founding members Cassandra Gee at the National Kidney Foundation Walk SF on Saturday May 8, 2010 10:00am – 12:30pm. Dogs, Kids, Strollers, Friends of Friends are all welcome!
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 highlighting the need for organ donation. The Kidney Walk presents an occasion for dialysis patients, organ transplant recipients, donor families, living donors, the medical and business communities, and the general public to celebrate life and create lasting community advocacy and long-term support for the Foundation’s mission.
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.
Chronic kidney disease affects 26 million Americans and millions more are at risk
Kidney disease is common, harmful and treatable
Risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes and family history
Early detection can slow the progression of kidney disease
Once kidneys fail, patients need dialysis or a transplant to survive
over 104,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant
Support Team Mama Says!
This is an exciting opportunity for us to work together to help people understand the need for early detection of kidney disease. In addition to raising funds for research and help for patients and their families, the Kidney Walk is a great way to bring the community together!
Please consider walking with us too! With your help, we will be able to make a difference in chronic kidney disease!