23 Jun New York DCI staff members to participate in Northeast Kidney Foundation’s 2016 Albany Walk/5k/10k for Kidneys; Raised $1,400 to date
On Sunday, June 26, Team DCI will be participating in the Northeast Kidney Foundation’s 2016 Albany Walk/5k/10k for Kidneys 10K at SUNY Albany.
Team DCI has raised more than $1,400 for the foundation, with additional expected funds to be reported on Sunday. Thirteen DCI staff members from Clifton Park, Albany, Troy, Saratoga and Hospital Services will be participating in the event.
“It’s important to show patients in the community that we are not just in the clinics, but out making a difference in the community as well,” said Jonathan Desrochers, RN, clinic manager for DCI Rubin Clifton Park.
All the money raised was through personal fundraising. Tiffany Bentley, RN, DCI Hospital Services nurse manager, has raised about $600, followed closely by Carolyn Bruce, RN, DCI Hospital Services, with about $500 to date.
Tiffany shared she is motivated to raise funds for the foundation because the cause hits close to home. Not only is she a nephrology nurse, but her father had kidney failure and was on dialysis for about ten years.
“I put the information on Facebook and provided a link back to my NEKF fundraising page. I wasn’t shy about asking my friends and family to make donations. They know how important this is,” she shared.
According to the Northeast Kidney Foundation, this event raises funds to support grants for medical, nutrition and housing needs; free kidney screenings; patient, public and professional education; school based programs; scholarship programs and more.
For information about participating in the walk, please call 518-533-7880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1971, Dialysis Clinic, Inc. (DCI) is the nation’s largest non-profit dialysis provider with over 230 outpatient dialysis clinics in 28 states. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, DCI employs over 5,000 people serving approximately 15,000 dialysis patients. DCI’s services include in-center hemodialysis, in-center self-care hemodialysis, home hemodialysis, Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD), and Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis (CCPD). Acute dialysis facilities are located within hospitals around the US. The United States Renal Data System has found DCI to have the lowest patient mortality and hospitalization rates among the national dialysis providers for the last 13 years. DCI operates under the mission “We are a non-profit service organization. The care of the patient is our reason for existence.” For more information on the USRDS information, visit www.usrds.org.