A Short Walk Can Go A Long Way
CHARLESTON, WV – A one-mile stroll could end up going the extra mile towards the detection and prevention of a disease that affects more than 26 million Americans.
Hundreds of people will step up for the Charleston Kidney Walk and help raise funds to support those who already have chronic kidney disease and the millions more at risk. The non-competitive Walk will be held on Sunday, September 25 at the West Virginia State Capitol Complex. Check-in begins at 1:00 pm and the Walk starts at 2:00 pm.
nTelos Wireless is the title sponsor of the Charleston Walk and also serves as the 2011- 2013 Presenting Sponsor for the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Walks throughout West Virginia and Virginia. As part of the sponsorship, nTelos Wireless is also accepting $1 donations to the NKF at all of its Charleston area stores. Each person making a donation will receive a kidney-shaped card featuring details of the Charleston Kidney Walk and the NKF website.
“Because kidney disease is such a serious epidemic in the Virginias, nTelos Wireless is partnering with the National Kidney Foundation to raise awareness about risk factors and early detection,” said Conrad Hunter, president of nTelos Wireless. “As a regionallybased wireless services provider, this partnership is in line with our core principles of providing outstanding value with a commitment to family and community. The NKF is an organization that is making a difference in the lives of individuals in the communities where we have customers and employees, and we are excited about working with them to raise awareness.”
Known as a fun, inspiring community fundraiser, the Kidney Walk helps to bring attention to the prevention of kidney disease and the need for organ donation. It’s an opportunity for patients, transplant recipients, organ donors, family, friends, groups and businesses to come together to support the more than 26 million Americans - one in eight Virginia and West Virginia residents - living with chronic kidney disease.
According to Preston A. Englert, Jr., CAE, Division President of the National Kidney Foundation, “For more than 60 years the National Kidney Foundation has been the leader in the fight against kidney disease. Our new partnership with nTelos Wireless will enable us to reach new heights in our efforts to educate the public about chronic kidney disease and its leading causes, diabetes and high blood pressure. We applaud nTelos Wireless and its commitment to the communities it serves.”
At the Walk, nTelos Wireless will have on display their line of smart phones for participants to try. Fresenius Medical Center will be in the Wellness Area conducting a free mini health screening. The event promises fun for the whole family.
To take the first step and register for the event, sign up online at www.kidneywalk.org/charleston or call the National Kidney Foundation at 888-543-6398 or email Laura Boone at firstname.lastname@example.org. On-site registration will also be accepted. All walkers are encouraged to raise at least $200, but are not required to in order to participate in the Walk.
The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to the prevention of kidney disease, improving the health and well-being of patients and families affected by these diseases and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. For more information, visit www.kidney.org.
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Michele Anthony, NKF
202-244-7900 ext. 29
Mike Minnis, nTelos