WALK the WALK for Kidney Disease and Organ Donor Awareness
Central Park, New York
Join these teams that are participating in Walk the Walk:
On Sunday morning, October 26, we invite you, your family, your friends and your co-workers to join us as we take a stroll around Central Park and help to save lives in the process. Our annual WALK the WALK for Organ and Tissue Donation is a fun and healthful way of raising awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation and how easy it is to become a donor. The money you raise will go directly to research, patient services, and public and professional education.
Day / Date: Sunday, October 26, 2008
Check-In Time: 9:00am
Start Time: 10:30am
Start / Finish: Bethesda Fountain at 72nd Street
The walk is 3.1 miles long, so please be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
Walk Activities Include: Music, Food, and Beverages
Even if you canít walk the whole route, COME JOIN THE FUN OR MAKE A DONATION!
For more information on the walk call:
The Rewards of Walking in Teams
All WALK the WALK teams will receive an
official WALK the WALK photo.
Walk Team Awards
• Every Team that raises over $1,000 will receive a WALK the WALK Shining Star Award
• Every Team that raises over $2,000 will receive a WALK the WALK Super Star Award
Individual Grand Prize
The top fundraiser will receive a 4 day / 3 night Las Vegas Trip for two. This trip includes* round-trip Economy airfare from a New York area gateway. (You must raise a minimum of $7,500 to qualify.) Everyone else that raises $7,500 or more, will receive a pair of Economy tickets* to Las Vegas from a New York area gateway.
*Airline tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-endorsable.
Fundraising Award Levels
The More Money You Raise, The More You Win
You can win one of the following prizes as an individual
walker or part of a Team. (If you are a Team member, this
must be the money you raised yourself.) Be sure to check
with your company for matching gifts, that money
may help you attain a higher prize level.
||Official WALK T-Shirt
||$15.00 Macy’s Gift Certificate
|| $25.00 Macy’s Gift Certificate
|| $50.00 Macy’s Gift Certificate
||$100.00 Macy’s Gift Certificate
|| $250.00 Macy’s Gift Certificate
|| $500.00 Macy’s Gift Certificate
Facts About Transplantation And Organ Donation
• 84,000 Americans die from kidney disease or
conditions associated with kidney disease each year
• Over 92,000 people in the United States need an organ or
tissue transplant to save or drastically improve the quality
of their lives
• Becoming a donor is as simple as checking the organ
donor box on the back of your license; or fill out an organ
donor card and carry it with you
• You will never receive less than the best medical care
because you have promised to donate your organs after
you are gone
• By promising your organs after your death, you may save
or improve the lives of as many as 80 people
• Each year, 10 to 14 thousand people who die meet the
criteria for organ donation, but less than half were
Six Warning Signs of Kidney and Urinary Tract Disease
• Burning or difficulty during urination
• More frequent urination, particularly at night
• Passage of bloody-appearing urine
• Puffiness around eyes, swelling of hands and
feet, especially in children
• Pain in small of back just below the ribs
(not aggravated by movement)
• High Blood Pressure
Please join the New York State Organ Donor Registry @ http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/donor/agreement.htm
What is the Kidney & Urology Foundation of America
From kidney stones and urinary infections to
prostate cancer and chronic renal failure, diseases of
the kidney and urinary tract effect over 70 million
Americans each year.
The Kidney & Urology Foundation of America
conducts numerous public education campaigns
each year to raise awareness of the critical need for
organ and tissue donors. The Foundation remains
dedicated to ensuring that every American in need of
a lifesaving organ or tissue transplant receives one.
Our ultimate goal is to take kidney and urinary
disease from treatment to cure, and to see that no
one ever has to wait for a life saving transplant.
Walk the Walk would not be possible were it not for the
generosity of our sponsors.We would like to thank all of our
sponsors for their ongoing support and involvement.