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8th Annual National Kidney Foundation Walk Set for October 4th at Philadelphia Zoo
Date:9/23/2009

'A short walk can help someone take a lifesaving step'

Philadelphia, PA (Vocus) September 23, 2009 --

WHO:    Family, friends, and colleagues join together to participate in the eighth annual National Kidney Foundation Philadelphia Walk to help raise funds to support those who already have chronic kidney disease and the millions more at risk.

The Kidney Walk is sponsored by BPG Properties and Madison Apartment Group, who have been fundraising throughout the year with the help of residents from their 25 apartment communities throughout the region. The company has been hosting several events at each of the communities such as ice cream socials, concerts, catered picnics, and other fun community events to bring together the residents of the community to help raise money for the cause. This is the second year the Philadelphia based company has been involved in fundraising for the foundation, and is on pace to double their efforts from least years campaign to raise a total of $40,000.

INTERVIEW OPPORRUNITY: Jason Kilderry and Nick DeSantis will be walking to commemorate their friendship and also their bond through kidney donation. In 2008, Nick donated his kidney to Jason after finding out that he was a match. The two Rowan alum's were active with Rowan's cross country team and have competed in many marathons, races and triathlons. Nick took first place in the Ocean Drive Marathon just two weeks before his kidney donation surgery. He was up and running again a mere seven weeks later.

WHAT:    The National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Walk is a non-competitive fundraising walk focusing on education and prevention of kidney and urinary tract diseases, and awareness of the need for organ donation. The eighth annual Philadelphia Kidney Walk is a one mile walk inside the Philadelphia Zoo. There will be face painting, mascots from local sports teams, games, and prizes.

To register for the event, visit www.nkfdv.org or call the National Kidney Foundation at (215) 923-8611. On site Registration will also be accepted. It is free to participate, but all walkers are encouraged to raise at least $200.

SOCIAL MEDIA:   Follow us on twitter: @NKFDV

WHEN:    Sunday, October 4, 2009 8:30a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Schedule of Events:

8:30a.m.   Check In/Family Fun
10:00a.m.   Opening Ceremonies
10:15a.m.   Walk Start

WHERE:    Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, PA www.philadelphiazoo.org

WHY:    A recent study found that 26 million American adults have chronic kidney disease and that before being diagnosed through testing, the vast majority didn't know it. The Kidney Walk presents an opportunity for family, friends and colleagues to celebrate LIFE while participating in an inspiring, community-based event which calls attention to the need for early detection of kidney disease while supporting NKF's patient services, public and professional initiatives and kidney research.

The National Kidney Foundation serving the Delaware Valley 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.nkfdv.org.

Contact: Megan Leitch
Phone: 267-546-9041

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