In 2014, Insight Talent Solutions announced that it will be partnering with the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin, to help raise awareness of the risk, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease.
Sandra M. Smith, Owner & President of Insight Talent Solutions, chose the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin because it’s an organization that is 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.”
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.
Insight Talent Solutions will make a donation to the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin, for each member that opts-in to receiving Insight’s eNewsletter or participates in a short survey. The goal is to make users aware of the cause, while giving them satisfaction that a simple action can make a difference.
Insight Talent Solutions is also eager to raise awareness for other ways people can get involved by promoting and participating in the My Kidneys Run/Walk of Wisconsin, taking place May 17th, 2014 at Root River Parkway in Greendale, WI. Insight Talent Solutions is currently organizing a team to participate in this event. For more information click image below:
Author: Cassandra Czech, Marketing Analyst, Insight Talent Solutions
Graphics: Courtesy of the National Kidney Foundation & Saša Knežević