The Erie Kidney Walk is coming up on June 10. Raise money for the kidney health research, get some exercise and take in a ballgame at Jerry Uht Field.
Registration for the non-competitive walk, usually between one and two miles, is at 10 a.m. at the ball field. You can register the day of the event.
Participants can form teams or walk individually. There will be live music during the walk.
Walkers who contribute a donation will receive free admission to the Erie SeaWolves baseball game at 1 p.m.
Proceeds benefit National Kidney Foundation’s programs and services, including public and professional education, kidney health screenings and research grants. Donations of all amounts are encouraged.
One in eight Americans suffer from chronic kidney disease, reported the National Kidney Foundation.
“With more and more members of our community being diagnosed every day, it is important to create awareness of kidney disease and support organizations, such as the National Kidney Foundation, in order to change lives and educate those who may be at risk,” said Mike Gallagher, a local television personality, in a National Kidney Foundation news release.