We had a great time walking at the National Kidney Foundation’s first annual Seattle Kidney Walk March 26, 2017 at Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners!
Participants walked four laps around the concourse inside Safeco Field, heard from kidney researchers and leaders from the National Kidney Foundation and other nonprofits, and received information about kidney disease and ways to prevent it.
Puget Sound Kidney Centers also sponsored the walk that raised, in total, more than $90,000 for the National Kidney Foundation. These funds help the nonprofit work to raise awareness of kidney disease around the country and support programs for kidney patients and those at risk.
Our CEO, Harold Kelly, and 20 staff members, family and friends walked as the Puget Sound Kidney Centers team. A huge thank you to all who took part in the walk and a special congratulations to Michelle who, as our team top fundraiser, got to run the bases at Safeco!
The walk served as a good reminder that exercise goes a long way towards preventing kidney disease. Other ways to prevent kidney disease or slow it from progressing include:
• Keep your salt intake to a minimum
• Avoid high protein diets
• Choose foods low in saturated fat and cholesterol
• Stop smoking
• Maintain a healthy weight
• Get moving! Exercise regularly.
Find out more ways to prevent kidney disease or, if you do have kidney disease, check out our free classes to learn how to slow it down.