Hundreds take steps to raise awareness about kidney disease

SALISBURY, Md. – Hundreds of people laced up their sneakers and hit the pavement in Salisbury on Sunday, and it was all for a good cause.

On Sunday, moms, dads, brothers, aunts, and grandparents gathered outside for the 12th Annual Salisbury Kidney Walk.

The event hosted by the National Kidney Foundation took place at WinterPlace Park.

People at the event got the chance to support family and friends affected by kidney disease.

The walk also celebrates both kidney donors and people who have received a kidney.

According to event organizers, it is critical to raise awareness to kidney disease within the community.

“There are over 100,000 people across the country waiting for a kidney,” said the National Kidney Foundation’s associate executive director for the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware, Nicole Scharf.

“We just need to find more living donors and to be able to support people once they do find out they’ve been diagnosed and have to go through dialysis or a kidney transplant,” said Scharf.

Event organizers say they hope to raise over 50,000 dollars for the National Kidney Foundation.

There is still time to donate. For more information, click here.

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