Corporate Benefits of a Kidney Walk Team

Are you a business owner looking for a way to bring your employees together? Or maybe you’re an employee looking for something outside of work for you and your colleagues to rally around?  Search no further…Kidney Walk is a low-cost opportunity to build camaraderie among employees while working towards a goal of helping individuals battling kidney disease.  Start your corporate team today by registering online at www.kidneywalk.org.  For more information on why corporate teams are a great idea and how to get one started, click here.

Below are the companies are already embracing Kidney Walk across the country!

  • American Access Care/Fresenius Vascular Care
  • Genentech
  • Satellite Healthcare – Wellbound
  • BPG Properties – Madison Aptartment Group
  • HM Insurance
  • Vascular Access Centers

Remember to follow us on Twitter @NKF #Kidneywalk.

How to Be An Allstar!

Are you a Kidney Walk Fundraising All-star?  Across the country we have more than 347 individuals who have raised at least $1,000 for the 2012 Kidney Walk in their area and many more who are close.

So how do YOU become a Kidney Walk All-star? 

Easy as 1…2…3!

  1. Start by registering online at http://www.kidneywalk.org TODAY.
  2. Send emails to family and friends asking them to support you in your fundraising efforts.  Remember the more emails you send the better chance you have at reaching your goal! It usually takes 5 emails for 1 donation.
  3. Watch your thermometer rise!

There is also a document on the blog to give you tips on how to raise $300 in a week…just think by next Wednesday you could be 1/3 of the way there!!

Here are the Top 25 Fundraisers in the country:

  • Barry Zeller – $26,986
  • Janet  Hartman – $11,885
  • Danielle Moody – $11,789
  • Christopher Cavallaro – $10,025
  • Mark Laraia – $9,560
  • Lydia Darnell-Shine – $6,470
  • Fionn Blevio – $6,350
  • Steve Maupin – $6,179
  • Daniel Zivian – $6,000
  • Tommy  Brandon – $5,352
  • Brooklyn Beattie – $5,319
  • Jody Eff – $5,024
  • Carole Soloff – $5,000
  • Myra Burke – $5,000
  • Dave Adams – $4,855
  • Trey Lewis – $4,828
  • Margaret Ryan – $4,769
  • Alice  Thompson – $4,730
  • Samuel  Kenyon – $4,300
  • Debi  Kahn – $4,221
  • Sarah  DeCerbo – $4,175
  • Teresa  Carlisle – $4,115
  • Marsha Eisen – $4,105
  • Jodi  McQuade-Dobat – $4,077
  • Jason Marshall – $3,885

THANK YOU to all our fundraisers across the country…we could not do it without you!
Remember to follow us on Twitter @NKF #Kidneywalk.

Good Luck Kidney Walkers!

We would like wish Good Luck to the Kidney Walkers taking lifesaving steps at walks around the country this weekend!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

  • Virginia Beach Walk – Virginia Beach, VA
  • Atlanta Walk – Atlanta, GA
  • Duluth Walk – Duluth, MN
  • Lakeshore Walk – Muskegon, MI

Sunday, May 20, 2012

  • Colorado Walk – Glendale, CO
  • Detroit Zoo Walk – Royal Oak, MI
  • Knoxville Walk – Knoxville, TN
  • Western Maryland Walk – Boonsboro, MD
  • York Walk – York, PA

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.

Nothing but Sunshine…

After another weekend of successful walks last weekend including

  • the Watertown Walk in Watertown, SD;
  • the Triad Kidney Walk in Kernersville, NC;
  • the Prince George’s County Kidney Walk in National Harbor, MD;
  • the San Diego Walk in San Diego, CA;
  • the Baltimore Walk in Baltimore, MD;
  • the Grand Rapids Walk in Grand Rapids, MI;
  • the Salisbury Walk in Salisbury, MD;
  • the Southwest Michigan Walk in Portage, MI;
  • the Lancaster Walk in Lancaster, MD;
  • the Wheeling WV Walk in Wheeling, WV and
  • the San Francisco Walk in San Francisco, CA.

We would like wish Good Luck and nothing but sunshine to the Kidney Walks taking place across the country this weekend!

Saturday, May 12, 2012:

  • Footprints in the Sand Kidney Walk – Cocoa Beach, FL
  • Ocean City Walk – Ocean City, NJ
  • Austin Walk – Austin, TX
  • Orange County Walk – Irvine, CA
  • Central Iowa Walk – West Des Moines, IA

With over 100 walks to choose from in 2012 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.

Make it Personal

It’s WalkTalk Wednesday…what’s your story?  We all have a story to tell, a reason we support the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walk.  Maybe it’s a family member, a close friend, someone you met waiting in line or whose story you read on a blog…maybe it’s YOU.  No matter WHO your reason is for walking we want you to share that story on your personal fundraising page.  There’s no better way to reach your goal than sharing your reason with potential supporters.

Not sure how to start sharing?  See below for ways to share and other useful tips.

If you’re a registered walker, simply log-in to your participant center and click on the link to “edit your page”.

If you’re not yet registered, go to Kidneywalk.org and find a walk near you.  Once signed up you will be directed to your participant center where you can edit your page.

Tips for Sharing Your Story

  1. Use pictures.  People connect more when they can see a picture of the person you’re walking for.
  2. Avoid too many medical terms.  Medical terms become second nature when we have a person in our lives living with kidney disease, but remember your story can be share with many people on a click of the mouse who may be unfamiliar with the acronyms or terms.
  3. Relate it back to NKF. How has NKF been there for you through this difficult time?  Make sure to share that in your story to show people that we’re all in this fight against kidney disease together.

Remember to follow us on Twitter @NKF #Kidneywalk and Facebook too!

Reaching Your Goal

Did you know that it’s as easy as 1…2…3 to reach your fundraising goal? Keep on reading to find out how.

1. Set an achievable goal…we recommend at minimum goal of $200 for each walker.

2. Send out emails to family and friends asking for a donation to help you reach your goal! Remember no donation amount is too small…every dollar counts!

3. Watch your thermometer climb!! The more people you ask the more possible donors you have and the more money you raise to help fight Kidney Disease.

Remember all walkers who raise $100 receive an official Kidney Walk T-shirt.  Those walkers who rasie $1,000 or more become members of our exclusive Top Fundraiser’s Club.

To start fundraising today, visit www.kidneywalk.org. Remember to follow us on Twitter too @NKF #kidneywalk.

Keep checking back for more information!