This morning, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) hosted their annual Central Ohio Kidney Walk at Genoa Park located downtown near COSI. One of my good friends is the Development Manager at NKF and invited me to participate as a volunteer. Of course, I accepted and I'm so glad I did because I had an amazing time cheering on the walkers, and capturing all the excitement on their faces as they strolled through the finish line. It was a great event with tons of energy and fun music to dance too.
Kidney disease is a chronic condition by which their is gradual loss of function in your kidneys over time. Twenty-six million American adults have kidney disease and millions of others are at risk. Early detection can help prevent the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure. The purpose of the walk was not only to raise funds, but to spread awareness. It's important to get screened, but also to know how to become a donor. By joining the conversation, you too can bust the myth and fears behind becoming an organ donor.
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.
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