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Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Mar 30 2017 11:03 AM

Dothan, AL (March 30, 2017) ---- Alabama ranks 5th in the nation for kidney disease. Of the 400,000 Alabamians with chronic kidney disease, almost 9,000 must undergo life-saving dialysis treatments each week. Since 1975, the Alabama Kidney Foundation (AKF) has been the only state-based organization dedicated to improving prevention awareness and the individual quality of life of Alabamians affected by kidney disease.


The AKF is pleased to announce the annual Wiregrass Kidney Walk/5K, taking place at Westgate Park – Kiwanis Pavilion Saturday, April 22, 2017. The morning will be full of fun entertainment, children’s activities, cold drinks, healthy snacks, door prizes, and much more! Registration starts at 8:00 am for both the walk and run. A $30 minimum donation is required for adult registration for the walk (t shirt, team prizes are awarded with a minimum $200 raised per team). A $25 minimum donation is required (t shirt and top runner awards are presented). Patients and children attend for free The Run begins at 8:30 am and the Walk will begin at 9:00 am.


The AKF’s annual Kidney Walk is one of its most important fundraising events. Last year, the state-wide Kidney Walks provided over $500,000 in direct support to kidney patients in need. For more information about this event and how to register, you can visit our website: or call the AKF’s Regional Office at (334) 547-8467.


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