Why I am Taking Action
As most of you know my son, Michael was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease at birth. Polycystic kidney disease is one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases, affecting an estimated 12.5 million people worldwide. Currently there are no cures or treatments for this disease. The American Kidney Fund supports clinical research and provides continuing education to thousands of renal and primary care professionals each year. The professional education programs cover a wide range of topics related to advances to kidney disease and treatment. Together we will stay strong and keep on fighting.
One in eight U.S. adults has kidney disease and 90% don't even know it. Many people are unaware that kidney disease can be prevented, which is why I am participating in the American Kidney Fund's Virtual Walk. I will join the American Kidney Fund in an effort to make sure our family, friends and colleagues are all aware of this silent killer. We are working together in fight against kidney disease by creating awareness and helping to raise money for programs and services.
Join us in Taking Action
Last year, the American Kidney Fund provided assistance to almost one in four dialysis patients. This year, we will be walking to raise money and awareness for those living with kidney disease. You can join me in the fight against kidney disease by supporting my personal fundraising efforts. Your contribution, whether it is $20 or $2,000, will help fund the programs that provide financial assistance to people living with kidney disease.