National Kidney Foundation hosts Kidney Walk
For 10 years the National Kidney Foundation has held a Kidney Walk in Fargo. Every year the walk is held, it works to earn money to help fund free, risk-free screenings in Fargo for people to get tested for any risks of kidney disease and to help spread knowledge and advocacy of kidney disease. The 2018 Kidney Walk will he held on Sept. 31 in Fargo for another year of fundraising.
Starting with registration at noon at the Scheels Arena, the walk is free for all to participate in. All they ask is for people try to raise funds for their cause. There is no minimum amount but the more raised, the more chances for prizes and the more good the National Kidney Foundation can work to do.
“The main goal of the walk is to simply promote advocacy, treatment and education around kidney disease,” said Gene Dickey of the National Kidney Foundation. “Money earned helps with that and to fund the free, risk-free screenings we offer in a pop-up in Fargo.”
According to Dickey, 30 million people face kidney disease problems. One in seven people have kidney disease while one in three are at risk. Kidney disease can be caused by a variety of conditions.
The National Kidney Foundation works to promote awareness, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease. This includes providing materials on kidney disease and research being done, working to promote important steps, policies and legislation involving the disease and treatments, and being active in communities all over.
The Kidney Walk always has a good turnout of people willing to walk and raise funds for the National Kidney Foundation’s cause. The 2017 Fargo Walk, according to Dickey, raised $26,700 in donations. The goal for the Sept. 31 Kidney Walk is to raise $31,000.
Those walking who raise $150 or more will receive a T-shirt and those who raise over $250 will receive other prizes.