On June 11, the American Kidney Fund (AKF) hosted its Kidney Action Day and Steps that Count walkathon at Nationals Park in Washington to raise awareness of kidney disease in the District of Columbia and the greater metropolitan area. The event featured the Steps that Count fundraising walk, free health screenings, healthy cooking and fitness demonstrations, and fun family activities.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) attended the event and presented remarks she entered into the Congressional Record urging residents to get screened for kidney disease.
Mayor Vincent Gray proclaimed June 11, 2011 as Kidney Awareness Day in the District of Columbia, and a representative from the Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Fitness delivered opening remarks and presented the Proclamation on his behalf.
For more information on dates and locations for Kidney Action Day and Steps that Count events in San Antonio, Houston and Atlanta, please visit www.stepsthatcount.org.