Kidney Walk is the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease. Held in nearly 100 communities, the event raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk. Walks are held all over the country so find one near you!
Thanks to one inspiring woman, Team Aetna has made a name for themselves at the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walk. For Itty Beck, becoming involved with the NKF was no question and in 2013, she formed a team of 12 walkers called “Team Share Your Spare” at the Pittsburgh Kidney Walk. The following year, with support from her company, Aetna, Itty pursued the process of forming a corporate team. By 2015, Itty had worked with multiple Aetna locations to form additional teams across the country, taking on the role as National Lead. To date, Itty has spurred 15 teams across the country, totaling 150 walkers, and together raising $17,000.00.
With the increase in diabetes and high blood pressure -- two major kidney disease risk factors -- kidney disease is on the rise. We’re working to reach the 1 in 3 American adults at risk with important prevention messages before it's too late. Each year, more than 75,000 walkers join the NKF to raise over $8 million to help kidney patients and their families. Your participation in our events has never been more critical.
More than 80 cents of every dollar donated directly supports programs and services. To learn more visit, www.kidney.org.