Freeman Health System is canceling this Saturday’s March O’ the Kidney at Northpark Mall due to concerns over the Coronavirus, saying the health and safety of patients, families and staff are their top priorities.
March O’ the Kidney is a one-mile walk at Northpark Mall designed to raise awareness about kidney disease and to raise money for the Freeman Dialysis Fund. Many dialysis patients undergo treatment three to four hours, three times a week, which can interfere with their ability to work, making it difficult to pay for medical expenses, proper nutrition and transportation to transplant appointments.
Memory boards to honor a loved one will be available to sign at Freeman East Dialysis and Freeman Outpatient Dialysis Center in Webb City. Planned raffles of donated items will be conducted online, where supporters can also find a link to Donor Drive where they can financially support the Freeman Dialysis Fund.
If you have any questions, contact Kennedy Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 417.347.4629.
Diabetes and high blood pressure are causes of kidney disease, which impacts 37 million people in the United States or one in seven adults. Chronic kidney disease does damage to the kidneys and decreases their ability to remove waste products and excess fluid from the body. For some people, that’s when dialysis is necessary. Dialysis artificially removes waste products and extra fluid from your blood when your kidneys can no longer do so. It’s a lifesaving treatment as kidney disease increases your risk of having heart and blood vessel disease.