American Transplant Foundation was proud to sponsor the DaVita Kidney Rock 5K on August 6, 2011. Volunteers Anne and Kevin staffed our booth in the Kidney Health Zone to educate attendees about kidney transplantation as a treatment for renal failure and to encourage everyone to register as an organ and tissue donor.
Currently, more than 89,000 of the 111,000 people waiting for transplants are waiting for kidney transplants. One in six Americans has chronic kidney disease (CKD), which can lead to end stage renal failure requiring dialysis or transplant.
The DaVita Kidney Rock was a great event with music, free kidney screenings provides by the Kidney TRUST, trivia, prizes, and more. Thanks to everyone who came out to raise awareness for kidney disease and kidney failure and to show support for patients facing CKD.