There’s Still Time to Sign-Up For Kidney Walk 2012!

We have completed 14 walks so far this year, which means you still have 78 walks around the country to choose from. So, what are you waiting for…this is your chance to take lifesaving steps to help those individuals in your community affected by Kidney Disease. The money you raise through your fundraising efforts will fund research and programs to support these individuals and their families!

Ready to sign up? Visit www.kidneywalk.org to find a location near you.

We look forward to seeing you on walk day…no matter where you choose! And remember to follow us on Twitter too @NKF #kidneywalk.

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Best Of Luck to our Kidney Walks this weekend!

We would like wish Good Luck to the Kidney Walks taking place around the country this weekend!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

  • Dallas Walk – Dallas, TX

Sunday, April 22, 2012

  • Central Valley Walk – Modesto, CA
  • Northern Virginia Walk – Reston, VA

There’s still time to sign-up and walk! Visit www.kidneywalk.org and find the walk near you.

Remember to ‘like’ us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @NKF #kidneywalk.

Why Walk?

Over 26 million Americans–that’s 1 in 9 adults–have chronic kidney disease, and most are not aware of it. Because symptoms may not appear until the kidneys are actually failing, millions of people with kidney damage remain unaware and are not taking steps to protect the health of their kidneys

This is why we walk:

  • We walk for the 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and millions more are at risk.
  • We walk to bring awareness to kidney disease – a common, harmful and treatable disease.
  • We walk for the 112,000 people are diagnosed with kidney failure each year. That’s one person every five minutes.
  • We walk for the more than 547,000 people in the U.S. are receiving treatment for kidney failure. Patients with failed kidneys need dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive.
  • We walk for the 382,000 who currently depend on dialysis to stay alive.
  • We walk for the 88,000 are on the waiting list for a kidney transplant.
  • We walk for African Americans, Latinos, Asians, Native Americans and the elderly are at increased risk for kidney disease.
  • We walk to make people aware that the leading risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes and family history.
  • We walk to ensure people receive early detection and proper treatment can slow the progress of kidney disease.

Why do you walk? We want to hear why you are so committed to the National Kidney Foundation and the fight against kidney disease.  We look forward to hearing your story on Facebook, our Blog and better yet…your personal fundraising page! To sign up visit, www.kidneywalk.org.

Remember to ‘like’ us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @NKF #kidneywalk.

Good Luck to the Kidney Walks this weekend!

We would like wish Good Luck to the Kidney Walks taking place around the country this weekend!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

  • Carolinas Walk – Charlotte, NC
  • Houston Walk – Houston, TX
  • San Antonio Walk – San Antonio, TX

Sunday, April 15, 2012

  • Charlottesville Walk – Carlottesville, VA
  • Southern Delaware Walk – Lewes, DE

There’s still time to sign-up and walk! Visit www.kidneywalk.org and find the walk near you.

Remember to ‘like’ us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @NKF #kidneywalk.

You’ve registered, now what?

It’s time to set your team goal, recruit walkers and watch the money roll in…well there might be a few other steps in there. Below are suggestions to get you started.

1. Create a memorable team identity. Think up a memorable Team name. You can help your Team stand out more by coming up with a fun slogan.

2. Ask friends, family, and co-workers to join you. Tap into all the networks you have by asking friends, family and co-workers to not only support you in your efforts but to join you on walk day!

3. Get your team members to recruit too! The more the merrier when it comes to walk.  There’s not limit for how many team members you can have. Let your team members know they can bring thier own friends and family and help grow the team.

4. Invite potential Team members to fun small events. You can “woo” potential Team member by hosting a small gathering at your house or you can mention the cause at a party you’re already hosting.

5. Use social media to share your personal story for why you walk. Do you have a personal connection to kidney disease? What’s your story?  Don’t be afraid to share your reason, especially on social media outlets.  One post on Facebook will reach more people in one day than a week of phone calls to your friends!

6. Have fun! Just remember through it all to have fun.

For more information or to sign up for a walk near you, visit www.kidneywalk.org.

You can also follow us on Twitter @NKF #kidneywalk.

 

There’s an App for that!

That’s right…Kidney Walk fundraising is as easy as going to the app store.  With a few clicks you can go mobile with your walk fundraising! Available for iPhone or Android, it’s incredibly simple to use and will help you raise more money in less time. Ask friends, family and colleagues to donate, check your fundraising progress, thank donors for their gift and keep up-to-date on your event—all on your smart phone!

How to download the app:

  1. Go to the App Store on your iPhone or Android.
  2. Search ‘Kidney Walk’ and click download.
  3. Once downloaded, log-in using your username and password you created at registration.
  4. Start sending emails to friends and family for support right from the palm of your hands.

Haven’t signed up for a Kidney Walk yet, go to www.kidneywalk.org and find one near you. Then download the app and go!

Welcome!

Welcome to the Kidney Walk Talk Blog! This blog is designed to help you stay in touch with everything going on in the world of walk.  Get updates on walks around the country, share your story about why your involved and gain valuable fundraising tips along the way.  We hope you enjoy!

If you ever have a suggestion for a blog post or are interested in posting your story, please contact walkblog@kidney.org.

Remember to follow us on Facebook and Twitter (#kidneywalk).