TENNESSEE KIDNEY FOUNDATION AND REACH KIDNEY CARE
“REACH FOR KIDNEY DONORS” AT THE NASHVILLE SOUNDS GAME
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 19, 2017) – Tennessee Kidney Foundation (TKF) and Reach Kidney Care are partnering for a “Reach for Kidney Donors” Charity Night at the Nashville Sounds game on Thurs., June 15 at 7:00 p.m. to spread awareness and provide education about living kidney donation for fans in attendance. TKF is selling tickets for the game at for $12 or $20 with a portion of all ticket sales benefiting its programs.
Reach for Kidney Donors provides an opportunity for both organizations to reach an audience that may be unaware of the risk of kidney disease and the opportunity to become an organ donor to give someone the gift of life. In addition to information provided to the crowd, TKF and Reach will provide giveaways and prizes for those who come by the information table during the game.
All proceeds of the tickets sold by TKF for the game will help provide prevention and education programs about kidney disease and kidney donation as well as direct support for those already affected by kidney disease.
More than 10,000 people in Tennessee have end stage renal disease and the number affected grows by 10% annually. The only treatment options for end stage renal disease are dialysis or transplant. Nearly 90% of people waiting for an organ donation in Tennessee – more than 2,600 – are waiting for a kidney. Educating the public about living kidney donation is an important facet of TKF and Reach programs.
“Partnering with an organization like Reach Kidney Care allows us to shed light on the importance of organ donation, especially living kidney donation,” said Heather Powell, TKF’s chief executive officer. “People are often shocked to learn how great the need for kidney donors is in our community, and we hope providing education about the possibility of living kidney donation will inspire more people to consider becoming donors.”
For more information about Tennessee Kidney Foundation, call (615) 383-3887 or visit www.tennesseekidneyfoundation.org. For more information about Reach Kidney Care, call (615) 327-3061.
About the Tennessee Kidney Foundation
The mission of the Tennessee Kidney Foundation (TKF) is to improve the health and well being of Tennesseans affected by kidney disease through education, prevention, treatment, advocacy and promotion of organ donation. Currently, more than 10,000 individuals (more than 1 in 8 adults) live with chronic kidney disease and more than 2,600 individuals are waiting for a kidney transplant. TKF provides life-saving direct support and resources for thousands of patients as well as educational and prevention programming to both prevent the progression of kidney disease and educate the public about organ donation and transplantation.
About REACH Kidney Care
Reach, Real Engagement Achieving Complete Health, is a community-based organization that strives to improve the health of all people with kidney disease every day. This means that we get to know individuals on a personal level; we discover what is important to them and their families; and we help them manage their health in order to meet those goals. We work with the entire healthcare team – from physicians and nurses to other care team members in the local community – to identify and support people during all stages of kidney disease. The mission of Reach is to improve the health of all people with kidney disease every day.
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.