I’m challenging myself on and off the course to help raise funds to support the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the work they do to help the 73 million Americans at risk for kidney disease, the 37 million Americans living with chronic kidney disease, and those who care for and about them.
Did you know that 1 in 3 American adults are at risk for kidney disease? Major risk factors include diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure and being age 60 or older. Kidney disease often has no symptoms, and it can go undetected until very advanced. But a simple test can tell you if you have kidney disease.
For me, NKF has been an invaluable resource to help patients understand their disease and learn how to become part of their own team to manage their health. As a Nephrologist myself, I rely heavily on these resources to help educate patients and empower them to take ownership of their well being.
I am taking on the challenge of competing in the upcoming Ironman Maryland race in Cambridge, MD with the goal of raising $100 for every mile completed, 140.6 miles in total. I hope that you can help support this wonderful franchise by raising $14,060 as I swim, bike, and run my way to care for patients and families struggling with kidney disease.
Every dollar counts, and I would be grateful for your support in helping to provide resources for those suffering from Kidney Disease.