Go For the Gold

Watching the Olympics wondering what it’d be like to win a medal?  Well now you can ‘go for the gold’ by building your Kidney Walk Dream Team.  Okay, so you might not get to stand on the podium, but you will be making a difference in the lives of millions of Americans who are both living with kidney disease and those at risk and that feels just as good!

To get started building your dream team follow these simple steps, then check out the documents under the team tab for additional tips and resources to help you be successful.

  1. Create a memorable team identity.
  2. Ask your friends, family, co-workers, etc. to join your team.
  3. Encourage your team members to recruit others to join the team.
  4. Motivate everyone to ask for support so they reach their goals.
  5. Celebrate reaching your goal (and getting the gold) at Kidney Walk.

Have some ideas to add…please share them here and you might just see them posted on a Walk Talk Wednesday in the future.

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Please Give A Round of Applause To…

Welcome to Walk Talk Wednesday! Today we are celebrating our Top Dialysis Teams from across the country for the Spring 2012 Kidney Walk season.  A special congratulations to our Top Dialysis Team,  Fresenius Kidney Beings, who participated in the Western Maryland Kidney Walk.  Fresenius Kidney Beings raised $11,456.95 to support the 2012 Kidney Walk!!! Thank You Fresenius! Below is a picture of some of their team members at the walk.

There are many more dialysis teams who contributed to the success of the Spring Kidney Walks. Below is a full list of our Top 25 DialysisTeams from the Spring Season.

 Event Name Event Date Team Name  Total 
2012   Western Maryland Kidney Walk 5/20/2012 Fresenius   Kidney Beings $11,456.95
2012 Austin Walk 5/12/2012 Southwood   Steppers $8,744.95
2012 Houston Walk 4/14/2012 W.E.’s   for Kidneys $7,447.00
2012 Orlando Kidney Walk 3/25/2012 Team   UltraCare Orlando2012 $6,868.92
2012 Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo 5/20/2012 SEMKC $6,865.00
2012 Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo 5/20/2012 FMC   Cass River $5,234.00
2012 Western Maryland Kidney Walk 5/20/2012 Frederick   Dialysis $4,611.05
2012 Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo 5/20/2012 Kresge   Inkredibles $4,519.24
2012 Miami Walk 2/19/2012 DaVita   All-stars $4,256.00
2012 Connecticut and Western Massachusetts Kidney Walk 4/29/2012 HCC-New   Britain General Hospital $4,127.00
2012 Baltimore Kidney Walk 5/6/2012 bertha   in stride $4,126.51
2012 Memphis Walk 6/2/2012 Giving   Life Gang $3,905.00
2012 Upstate Walk 4/28/2012 Freemont   Freedom Fighters $3,870.40
2012 Silicon Valley Walk 6/9/2012 El   Camino Hospital Dialysis $3,860.00
2012 Cincinnati Walk 6/3/2012 Winton   Winners $3,772.00
2012 Houston Walk 4/14/2012 Fresenius   Medical Care – West Houston Area $3,761.00
2012 Silicon Valley Walk 6/9/2012 Awesome   Blossom $3,708.00
2012 Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo 5/20/2012 Lasher   Jaks $3,611.85
2012 Central New Jersey Walk 6/3/2012 Princeton   Pirates $3,488.00
2012 Carolinas Kidney Walk 4/14/2012 Transplant   Trotters $3,480.00
2012 East Tennessee Walk 5/20/2012 DAVITA $3,228.00
2012 Northeast Ohio Walk 6/10/2012 Team   DaVita CLE/Akron/Canton $3,171.00
2012 Connecticut and Western Massachusetts Kidney Walk 4/29/2012 Avantus   Renal Therapy of Ct. $3,144.00
2012 Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo 5/20/2012 FMC   Saint Clair Shores $3,055.00
2012 Dallas Walk 4/21/2012 Fresenius   West Plano $2,831.00

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