's Fundraising Achievements
"I donated too!"
"$100 raised and counting"
"$250 raised and counting"
"$500 raised and counting"
"I'm a Top Fundraiser!"
What’s the saying? If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Well in 2017 we succeeded in reaching our goal, but here I am trying again to charm you to donate to a great cause: kidney patients and the NKF Kidney Walk. Last year, many of you helped me raise enough to become the #2 fundraiser in the Bay Area (nearly $10,000)! As a company, we (Relypsa) exceeded our fundraising goal of $75,000 and have increased our 2018 goal to $85,000, so I would love to have your support!
Held in nearly 100 communities, the event raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference in the lives of the nearly 26 million Americans who are currently living with kidney disease.
A few facts about kidney disease:
• In the U.S., 1 in 3 people is at risk for kidney disease and 1 in 9 people have it – but only 10% know it.
• 90,000 people die from kidney disease every year – more than breast and prostate cancer combined
• 96,000 people are on the national transplant waiting list for a kidney
• Black Americans are 3 times more likely to experience kidney failure.
It's never easy to ask for money; but whether it’s the cause, your support of me, or some combination of both, I’m grateful for any support that you can provide. For those of you that contributed last year and are able to donate again, thank you. And for those of you that will be first-timers, thank you. Every donation goes a long way in supporting patients with kidney disease.
Please click my link to donate to my fundraising campaign!
Thank you so much for your support!
P.S. If you’re interested in joining a local walk, please let me know and I can connect you with a team at the NKF or you can join me for one of the walks in which I’m planning to participate. :-)