I’ve joined Team Kidney to raise funds to support the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the work they do to help people at risk for kidney disease, those living with chronic kidney disease, and those who care for and about them.
Did you know that 1 in 3 American adults are at risk for kidney disease? Major risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure and being age 60 or older. Kidney disease often has no symptoms, and it can go undetected until very advanced. But a simple test can tell you if you have kidney disease.
The funds we raise enable NKF to provide early detection screenings and vital patient and community services to our local community. Your gift will make a difference in the lives of the nearly 30 million Americans who are currently living with kidney disease and the 73 million more at risk. It’s great to have you on the team.
This hits particularly close to home because I am a patient in renal failure. In fact, I was just recently put on the UNOS transplant list. This is an art and photography show that I am sponsoring. If you are in the Boise area on February 24 please come to Beside Bardenay for live music, food, photography and art. There will also be a silent auction. All proceeds will go to the NKF.