Make a Difference…One Step at a Time
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Mar 04 2013 2:34 PM
Montgomery, AL – The Alabama Kidney Foundation hosted its inaugural “Make a Difference…One Step at a Time” Walk-a-Thon Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Northview High School in Dothan. Roughly 400 participants attended this year’s event, helping the Foundation to raise $30,000 for Alabama’s kidney patients in need.
The 2013 Walk-a-Thon featured a continental breakfast, small lunch and awards ceremony. In addition, there were educational booths and a children’s activities area which featured face painting and moon jumps, as well as a DJ who entertained the crowd with music and dancing.
“Kidney disease is rampant in Alabama, particularly among African-Americans, ranking Alabama fifth in the nation for the occurrence,” said Amy Godsoe, Regional Director of the Alabama Kidney Foundation. “Over 400,000 Alabamians suffer from kidney disease and many of these patients live at or below the poverty level due to the devastating effects of this chronic illness”. Money raised at the Walk-a-Thon helps fund the Foundation’s three programs, all provided free-of-charge to Alabama’s kidney patients in need: financial assistance, education and support services.
The Alabama Kidney Foundation serves kidney patients by providing financial assistance, education and support services. The Foundation promotes public education to prevent kidney disease and raise organ donation awareness.