APRIL 8, 2015

Cave Creek residents come together to fight kidney disease

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CAVE CREEK – Families in the Cave Creek Unified School District are coming together to form a team – Cave Creek Kidney Warriors – to help raise funds for the prevention and treatment of Arizonans living with kidney disease. As part of the 2015 Phoenix Kidney Walk, the Cave Creek Kidney Warriors are challenging residents in the Kyrene School District to see which team can get the most participants and raise the most funds.

One of the organizers behind the Cave Creek team is Lone Mountain Elementary principal Nancy Shaver. Last year, Shaver received a successful kidney transplant from a member of her school community, Kati Walker. The two continue to promote awareness of organ donation through publicizing events like this one.

“I’m so passionate about this cause,” says Walker. “It truly was a life changing experience, and I feel so blessed to have been able to help Nancy. People need to realize that they can donate an organ and go back to leading normal, healthy lives.”

After accepting the Kyrene challenge, a team T-shirt design contest was held for the team. With entries from the seven CCUSD schools, a fifth-grade student won and will have the winning design adorn the team’s T-shirt for race day.

Please join us in spreading the word about the 2015 Phoenix Kidney Walk – together we can save lives!

To order a Cave Creek Kidney Warriors T-shirt by this Friday, April 10th, go to:

Click here to join the Cave Creek Kidney Warriors team.

The National Kidney Foundation of Arizona's vision is a society where kidney disease no longer interferes with the quality of life. Their mission is commitment to the prevention of kidney disease through awareness, education and research and to improve the quality of life for Arizonans with kidney disease.

The National Kidney Foundation of Arizona will present the 2015 Phoenix Kidney Walk on Sunday, April 19, at Chase Field. The Kidney Walk presents an occasion for dialysis patients, organ transplant recipients, families, friends and the Arizona community to create lasting advocacy and long-term support for our Arizona patients. Funds raised through the Kidney Walk provide direct patient support to Arizona Kidney patients and transplant recipients, as well as provide community outreach and education programs including free health-screenings targeting those at risk of developing CKD.