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!
Giving life to your child is an opportunity that comes once for most mothers; for Fort Worth resident Darla, it's a calling that came twice. As a teenager, her son Tyler was an active student into fitness and football. Tyler started getting seriously sick in 2010, with headaches and skyrocketing blood pressure. When he went to the emergency room, doctors said his kidneys had failed. He was placed on dialysis for survival.
Read more about this family’s inspiring story of 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.