The NKF Kidney Walk is an inspiring community fundraiser that calls attention to the prevention of kidney disease and the need for organ donation. Walks are held all over the country so find one near you!
In 2010, a routine physical exam revealed that Melanie A’s kidney were failing, she had no symptoms. “Over the course of the next two years, we watched her kidney function slowly deteriorate down to 12%,” said Carol, Melanie’s mother. Hoping to find a donor before Melanie needed dialysis, Carol and several family members all stepped forward to donate. However, none were suitable matches.
Read how Melanie received the gift of life here.
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.