93d Intelligence Squadron
Black Knights (CHECKMATE!)
Last year, 46 Sailors and Airmen from NIOC TX and the 93d IS, along with 550+ volunteers, helped raise over $50,000 for American Kidney Fund. The donations received by this organization contribute directly to patients suffering from End-Stage Renal Disease or Kidney Failure, as well as individuals awaiting kidney transplants. AKF fights kidney disease through health education and prevention efforts as well.
NIOC TX has been doing this for a few years now, and it wasn't until last year that the 93d Intelligence Squadron has been involved with the Kidney Action Day. I'm hoping that for 2013, we can show our support for this cause and beat the Navy!
Last year, the event consisted of free health screenings, free healthy food sampling and cooking demos, fitness demos, local entertainment, and various raffles and giveaways. In 2011, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro gave the opening remarks. Additionally, we received a package of free San Antonio Spurs tickets!
San Antonio Kidney Action Day
Date: Sunday, 06 October, 2013
Location: AT&T Center
Why we are Taking Action
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 we created a team to walk. We 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 1 out of every 5 dialysis patients. This year, we will be walking in the Kidney Action Day Walk to raise money and awareness for those living with kidney disease. You can join us in the fight against kidney disease by supporting our company team. Your contribution, whether it is $20 or $2,000, will help fund the programs that provide financial assistance to people living with kidney disease.
About Kidney Action Day
Kidney Action Day is part of the American Kidney Fund’s national initiative to increase awareness of kidney disease and its risk factors. Kidney Action Day includes a fundraising walk, free kidney health screenings, cooking demonstrations and fitness instruction -- the day is full of family-friendly and kidney-healthy activities.
To walk with me on October 06, click on "Join Team" in the box below...
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