Insight Talent Solutions and the Linda Rose Tribute Fund Team are gearing up for the My Kidneys Walk & Run in Greendale, WI on May 9th, 2015. This is the Linda Rose Tribute Fund Team’s second year participating in the My Kidneys Walk & Run and we’d love for you to join us! The event is aimed at raising awareness for the risk, prevention and treatment of kidney disease, as well as promoting organ donation.
Event Details & Schedule
- Date: May 9th, 2015
- Location: Root River Parkway (South), Greendale, WI – 92nd & College, Picnic Area 1
- Registration & Packet Pickup Time: 7:30 am
- Start Time: 9:00 am
- Awards Announced, Food and Activities: TBD – After Event
About the Linda Rose Tribute Fund
Sandra M. Smith, Owner & President of Insight Talent Solutions, chose the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin as an organization to sponsor because it is a foundation very close to her heart. Smith’s sister, Linda Rose, passed away due to complications from Kidney Disease in 1999. “I wanted to do something as a tribute to my sister’s spirit,” she says, which inspired her to start the Linda Rose Tribute Fund. She explains, “I hope we can make a difference by raising awareness of kidney disease and help fund programs that promote organ donation.”
What is the National Kidney Foundation?
The National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin is the state chapter for the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease for millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk. Below are just some of the ways that kidney disease affects millions each year*:
- 26 million American adults have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), while millions of others are at increased risk.
- Early detection can help prevent the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure, making awareness critical.
- Of the 118,000 Americans currently on the waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant, more than 96,000 need a kidney, but fewer than 17,000 people receive one each year.
1in 3 American adults is at risk for kidney disease. Although there are certain risk factors that make a person more likely to develop kidney disease, it often has no symptoms and can go undetected until a very advanced stage. However, there are two simple tests that can check for kidney disease. Help us help the National Kidney Foundation raise awareness for the prevention and treatment of this disease!