This is Why I Walk - Edna Weaver
Our team is a phenomenal team that has raised over $100,000 during the past 9 years to enable the AKF to continue to provide much needed financial support to dialysis patients around the state. A team of committed volunteers and donors who believe in the mission of the organization and always steps up to make a difference in the lives of those in need. We hope that you too will continue to be or become a part of this awesome team.
Our walk this year is particularly special to me as the team captain. As a kidney donor for my brother, I've been involved with the AKF for the past 9 years, and with the National Kidney Foundation 6 years prior to joining forces with the AKF. Last year on March 1, my brother passed due to heart failure after several decades of battling diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease(CKD). At 72, my brother lived an active and engaged life because he was able to secure a kidney transplant. However, many more patients are not so fortunate. I walk this year in memory of my big brother and for all those who still struggle with the effects of CKD.
This is Why I Walk. Dialysis patients typically cannot work a regular 9-5 job, so they need financial support. They need education about how to take care of their health and bodies while on dialysis. They need help paying for transportation to and from their treatments. Sometimes they need a little help paying their utility bills. With moneys raised through the walk, the AKF is able to provide help for these needs.
For the past 9 years our donors and volunteers have gone above and beyond the call of duty. We hope you will continue to support or join the AKF by giving today (http://alkf.convio.net/goto/apso) so we may continue to help meet the needs of so many of our neighbors. Your donation goes a long way and makes a significant difference in so many lives. Thank you in advance for your support.
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