Luv Thy Kidney will host 2018 Luv Thy Kidney Walkathon, a 1- mile walk involving the Brazos Valley community. The event was created to raise funds for the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), the largest, most comprehensive and longstanding organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease. Luv Thy Kidney Walkathon will take place June 9, 2018; at Tiffany Park 3870 Copperfield Dr. Bryan, TX; Pre- Registry is at 8:00, Walk beginning 9:00am and all festivities will end at 12:00pm.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided as well as music. Family fun activities for everyone to enjoy.
The goal to raise $2,000 already is under way, thanks to the event’s dedicated page on the web site for Team Kidney, the new do-it-yourself fundraising program of NKF. “We want our event to reinforce that kidneys are essential to keeping us alive and healthy,” said, Tareysha Cooper, the local event’s organizer. “We are doing our part to make kidney health part of everyday conversations with the same urgency as heart disease, cancer or diabetes.”
Organizers and others who will support the event are part of a larger local community that stays on the front lines to promote kidney health and help prevent and end kidney disease. NKF urges participants and the public to make an explicit commitment to “Heart Your Kidneys” by learning about the kidney’s vital functions and help elevate the kidneys to the status of other vital organs such as the heart.
“Let’s refuse to accept that kidney health is somehow less important than other pressing health issues,” said Kevin Longino, Executive Director, NKF Serving Bryan/College Station, TX “Let’s give kidneys some love. ‘Heart your kidneys’ for a change!”
Sponsors of Luv Thy Kidney Walkathon are A & M Twin City Paint & Body, All American Embroidery, Alphabest, Sno Monkey, and JMF Studio. To make a donation, the public can visit the event’s fundraising page at https://team.kidney.org/event/LuvThyKidney2018
Team Kidney is a nationwide community rallying support to fight kidney disease by empowering anyone to create their own unique fundraising events using “your ideas, your passion, your way.” With each mile logged, transplant anniversary celebrated, or cookie baked, Team Kidney raises funds and hope. Learn more at www.GoTeamKidney.org.
Kidney Disease Facts
30 million American adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease—and most aren’t aware of it. 1 in 3 American adults are at risk for chronic kidney disease. Risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and family history. People of African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander descent are at increased risk for developing the disease. African Americans are 3 times more likely than Whites, and Hispanics are nearly 1.5 times more likely than non-Hispanics to develop end stage renal disease (kidney failure).