Nick Cannon has basically hosted everything so far, so why not a kidney walk??
Nick was hospitalized last winter for acute kidney injury and diagnosed with lupus nephritis, so it make sense that he would stand up and support National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Walk to spread the word about kidneys and kidney disease.
“The kidneys filter out toxins in the blood, acting as the body’s purifier, but unless they stop working, people pay no attention. The fact is there are 26 million Americans with kidney disease and most don’t know it. One in three people in this country are at risk because of high blood pressure and diabetes—the two leading causes. So none of us can afford to ignore this anymore."
The event is going down in New York City on October 14 at South Street Seaport. The whole thing is a 5K event that will draw 7,000 walkers who will help raise awareness and funds to support the fight against kidney disease.
“This walk will help those at risk take the lifesaving step of getting their kidneys checked. By participating in the Kidney Walk, we’re all helping get the word out about screening and the importance of healthy lifestyle in preventing kidney disease. I had very unhealthy eating habits but I now know that eating low fat, low sodium and low sugar diets and keeping blood pressure and blood sugar under control can prevent kidney damage.”
It really is a beautiful thing, and you can totally help!
Onsite registration for the NYC Kidney Walk begins at 9:30 am and the Walk starts at 10.30 am. Walkers participate as individuals or form teams with family, friends or colleagues.
Of course, Nick has his own team that you can join: Team Nick Cannon. You can make a contribution from anywhere by visiting this website!
Good luck to everyone involved! Such a fab cause!
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