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Washington Redskins Reed Doughty Named Honorary Chair of the National Kidney Foundation's Inaugural Kidney Walk in Prince George's County
Date:2/17/2009

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington Redskins Safety Reed Doughty will join the National Kidney Foundation to raise awareness about kidney disease and organ donation by serving as the Honorary Chair of the Foundation's Ronald D. Paul Kidney Walk on April 19 at the Mall at Prince George's.

The Kidney Walk, a pledge-based fundraiser, is an opportunity for patients, family, friends and businesses to come together to support the 26 million Americans with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the 80,000 waiting for a kidney transplant. In September 2008, the National Kidney Foundation Serving the National Capital Area hosted Walks in both Georgetown and Silver Spring.

"The Kidney Walk really helps to raise awareness about kidney disease in the local community. We chose to expand the Walk to Prince George's County because of the high rate of kidney failure among its residents," said Preston A. Englert Jr., CAE, Division President of the National Kidney Foundation Serving the National Capital Area.

In April 2008 there were 1,917 dialysis patients in Prince George's County. Three zip codes - 20743, 20744, and 20748 - accounted for 25% of the dialysis patients in the county. This places Prince George's County ahead of Washington, DC, which had 1,787 dialysis patients in April 2008. In the District, there is high concentration of kidney failure within specific zip codes as well, with 20019, 20020, and 20011 at the top of the list.

Diabetes and high blood pressure - the leading causes of kidney disease - are extremely high in Prince George's County accounting for the majority of new kidney patients.

Reed Doughty's connection to kidney disease began in 2006 when his son Micah was born six weeks prematurely and experienced chronic kidney failure. Micah had to take a variety of medications and undergo dialysis every night until Reed's wife Katie donated a kidney to him
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