On May 19th 2019 I walked a 5K along with my Kidney Warrior Squad, Davita Medical Group and many more across the nation- this was so AWESOME! The positive energy of thousands of people at the Kidney Walk was invigorating, inspiring and amazing.
Why I Walk
Right now, 30 million American adults are living with kidney disease. I walk because 1 in 3 people are at risk for kidney disease. I walk because 1 in 7 people have it, but most don't know it. (I was one of them) I walk for patents, families, and people at risk.
That’s because the Kidney Walk is not just about kidney disease. It’s about people. It's about the patients, families, and people at risk. It's about individuals walking to help improve and extend people's lives. It's about people from across the country raising vital funds and helping the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) expand the public conversation from kidney disease to kidney health.
Why We Walk
Right now, 30 million American adults are living with kidney disease and that’s not okay. My team is walking with more than 5,500 teams from across the country to raise vital funds and help the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) expand the public conversation from kidney disease to kidney health.
- We Walk so that trained, caring professionals can provide information, support and resources to people affected by kidney disease through a toll-free patient help line and email.
- We Walk to support advocacy efforts that improve the quality of life for kidney patients and reduce transplant waiting times.
- We Walk to fund NKF Research Grant initiatives, including the Young Investigator Grants program for promising, young scientists.
- We Walk to provide free, local KEEP Healthy® events throughout the United States where patients are tested for kidney disease risk factors and receive educational information and a clinician consultation.
There are many Americans in the US have kidney disease but most don't know it. Kidney's are our body’s small organ, but powerful, chemical factories; working 24/7 to remove waste and keep our blood pressure in check. As a matter of fact, when kidneys stop working, so do you.
My heart is so full-- I really want to thank all of you in donating to the #NKF on my behalf raising over a thousand dollars and still growing- Thank you, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generous giving love and continued support across the globe.
Thank you again for your continued support and donations. Some of the funds you donated will go towards KEEP Healthy events that provide free kidney health checks for people at risk. The KEEP Healthy program reaches into communities to find kidney disease and educates tens of thousands about kidney disease risk factors, as well as steps they can take to keep kidneys healthy.
Some High Lights from the Kidney Foundation
Here are some pics from the National Kidney Foundation - 2019 Long Island New York #KidneyWalk
PLEASE You can still support my efforts by making a small donation today on my behalf click here> National Kidney Foundation KidneyWarriorLaTanyha Thank You for your continued support in my fight.👉
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