Robert Taylor, Associate Director, Marketing, Relypsa, Inc; National Kidney Walk Team Captain
Since April of 2017, Relypsa participated in 18 Kidney Walks as a National Multi-Market Sponsor and a National Team. We worked together, fundraised a lot, and had so much fun, all while demonstrating our unending support and dedication to the entire kidney community. Being a part of the Kidney Walk and supporting kidney patients has been a top priority for Relypsa this year and we are so proud of what we have been able to accomplish as ONE RELYPSA.
Throughout the entire year, our coast-to-coast team did our best to stay focused on WHY we walk.
- WE WALK for the 1 in 3 American adults currently at risk of developing kidney disease.
- WE WALK for the 1 in 7 American adults who are battling kidney disease.
- WE WALK for the 13 people who die every day waiting for a kidney transplant.
Time and time again, remembering our WHY has helped our team unite and push past our goals.
The first target we hit was our Headquarters’ staff goal for the Silicon Valley Kidney Walk. We rallied together and exceeded our $50,000 goal by the walk date last spring.
The second goal we achieved was our National Team Fundraising Goal. After a strong end to our spring season, the fall Kidney Walk teams we up for the challenge of taking us across our finish line: $75,000. To date, we have raised nearly $77,000!
Supporting the National Kidney Foundation through the Kidney Walk is a wonderful representation of our mission to improve the lives of patients on all levels. Whether we have our own personal connection to kidney disease, or we are allied by the work that we do everyday at Relypsa, the Kidney Walk has been a rewarding experience for each and every Relypsa team member who has walked, donated, fundraised and cheered on Team Relypsa.
We are excited to get started on the 2018 Kidney Walk and look forward to continuing to deepen and develop our partnership with NKF.