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

cation 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.

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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

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