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Walk KidneyWise Los Angeles to Help Launch KidneyWise with Fundraising Walk in Santa Monica
Date:2/23/2010

resident's Council on Physical Fitness, PKD Foundation, Medical Reserve Corps, KTLA-TV, Sheraton Delfina Santa Monica and Nestlé Pure Life.

Participating in a “BeWise” Survey will also be an integral part of the morning's activities. Walkers, family members and guests will be invited to take the survey and learn more about how they can lead healthier, happier, more connected lives well beyond walk day. Members of local Medical Reserve Corp volunteer units will be on hand to offer information and advice on local resources participants can tap into after the walk.

“The goal of Walk KidneyWise is more than just a fun day in the park, even more than the funds raised to combat the rising tide of chronic kidney disease in L.A. and beyond,” adds Reynolds. “It's about connecting communities and helping people identify ways they can live KidneyWise well beyond walk day.”
                           
KidneyWise is a non-profit organization wholly owned by the PKD Foundation. The PKD Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, is an internationally recognized leader in the fight against chronic kidney disease and its leading genetic cause, polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Through community development and engagement, advocacy and awareness, the PKD Foundation has combined the passion of 12.5 million people affected by PKD with hundreds of organizations worldwide to create a powerful force dedicated to research in PKD. In 2008, the PKD Foundation founded KidneyWise in response to the growing need of more than 50 million Americans affected by CKD for the same innovative approach to catalyzing the “crowd” to prevent CKD and associated diseases.

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