TKF Supports Tennesseans with Kidney Disease
“We rely on the Kidney Kaper to fund many of the programs and activities at the Tennessee Kidney Foundation. For example, just last year, we provided $131,000 of emergency financial assistance to over 4,200 patients. We conducted free health screenings to nearly 387 Tennesseans at a cost of over $15,000 to our organization. We want the public to know that this evening of entertainment is for a wonderful cause; it funds the programs that impact the lives of Tennesseans with kidney disease who may not have another resource for help,” states Teresa Davidson, CEO of the Tennessee Kidney Foundation.
- There are often no symptoms leading to kidney failure.
- Uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure) are the two leading causes of kidney failure.
- A simple blood and urine test during an annual check-up can detect kidney disease.
- If identified early, there are ways to prevent or delay kidney failure.
- Once kidney failure occurs, dialysis or a transplant is needed in order to live.