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Glow Green 5K for Kidney Disease Awareness
November 3, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
FREE 5K Fun Run/Walk! Help us promote Kidney Disease Awareness and join us in a casual 5K fun run or walk. Wear GREEN & GLOW items such as glow in the dark shirts, necklaces, shoelaces, or other accessories! Let’s light up the night for Kidney Disease Awareness!
All ages and abilities are welcome and encouraged to participate. No pre-registration for the event is required. Stroller friendly course. Participants may begin picking signing in and turning in donations for tickets at 6:00 PM. Prizes will be distributed through a random drawing of names from the tickets collected through donations.
All donations collected will be gifted to the DaVita Dialysis Clinic at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield to be distributed to their patients currently undergoing diaylisis in their Kidney Disease treatment.
Donating is OPTIONAL, you do NOT have to donate to participate in this FREE walk/run. Donating only makes you eligible for prizes. You will recieve one ticket for each item you donate. The more that you donate, the more tickets you recieve, the greater your chance are of winning!
Donations Requested Are:
Crossword Puzzle Books
Sudoku Puzzle Books
New Non-Fiction/Ficton Books
Coloring Books (Adult & Child)
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For more information please contact Anya Turpin at the Centre On Main at 270-259-2735 or Lisa McClure at Simply Splendid at 270-230-8888.
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OUR MISSION: To raise awareness for Kidney Disease throughout our region and to support current Kidney Disease patients through fundraising and community engagement.
Some of you may know that I have kidney disease. Over time, my kidney disease has gotten worse causing my kidneys to not function properly. This is what I will be facing , and my treatment options are limited to dialysis treatments or a kidney transplant.
Getting regular dialysis treatments, usually three times a week for four hours at a time, will help my kidneys do their job and keep me alive, but a transplant would offer me more freedom and the ability to live a longer, healthier, more normal life. A transplant would also give me more time to do the fun things I enjoy most, like spending time with my family and friends.
However, finding a kidney for a transplant is not easy. Just ask the 100,000+ people on the waiting list for a deceased donor kidney like me. Time is not on our side. Some wait for years; many die while waiting. The average wait time is five years or more for a kidney from a deceased donor. However, there is another option: receiving a kidney from a living donor.
Asking a family member or a friend to consider donating a kidney to me is difficult, but it greatly improves my chances of getting a transplant. A living kidney donation typically lasts longer and has better function.
You might not know a lot about living donation – I know I didn’t before kidney disease affected my life. Understandably, some people are afraid about the surgery and what living with one kidney will mean for them. Here’s some basic information about kidney donation:
You only need one kidney to live a healthy, long life.
Most donor surgery is done laparoscopically, meaning through tiny incisions.
The recuperation period is usually fairly quick, generally two weeks.
The cost of your evaluation and surgery will be covered by my insurance. The hospital can give you extensive information on this.
You will have a separate team of healthcare professionals to evaluate you as a living donor. Their job is to help you understand the risks and benefits and look out for YOUR best interests.
You can also learn more about living donation on the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) website: www.kidney.org/
Thank you for taking the time to read my story. If donating a kidney to me is something you would like to consider, I would be happy to tell you more about my story and explore the process of determining if you are a match for me. You can also contact my transplant center directly at 859-218-2937 . Be sure to let them know you are calling in reguards of Lisa McClure.
However, I know living donation may not be right for everyone — but you can still help! Consider being an organ donor after death and also, help me by sharing my story with everyone you know. At the very least I want to bring awareness to kidney disease and living donation. I am hopeful my efforts will help me receive a kidney sooner and encourage others to consider helping the many people on the wait list.
Thank you, Lisa McClure”