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Welcome to the 2015 Rappel for Kidney Health!
Do you want to make an impact on kidney disease in an extraordinary way? How much more extreme can you get than to Rappel for Kidney Health? Participants are invited to raise pledges in exchange for the once-in-a-lifetime experience to rappel 28 stories down the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel in Baltimore City. Join the NKF-MD for this incredible event!
Getting involved for Rappel 2015 is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
1. Fundraise to "Go Over the Edge" on Saturday, June 6, 2015!
- While you seek adventure, the NKF-MD seeks a cure for kidney disease!
- Sign up yourself or start a team!
- Rappel 28 stories- 300 feet- down the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront hotel in Baltimore City.
- Rappel times are first come, first served. Start now to be the first to raise a minimum of $1,000!
What does $1,000 do for the kidney community?
- 10 participants will fund a research mini-grant at a local hospital
- 2 participants will fund a kidney health risk assessment for a local community
- Covers the cost of blood draws for 50 people at a kidney screening
- Funds 5 patient emergency assistance grants
- Helps fund part of rent or mortgage for at least 5 patients on dialysis
2. Become an Event Day Volunteer!
- Are YOU looking for an adventure that doesn't include rappelling 300 feet? Feel the excitement of the event as you escort participants to the roof, assist photographers as they capture action shots, work the crowd on the pool desk as participants land, and more!
3. Join the 2015 Rappel Committee!
- Whether you have participated in our Rappel event before, or you are looking for fulfil your love of event planning, we welcome your experience and enthusiasm!
- Contact Katie at 443-322-0374 or email@example.com to learn more about becoming a committee member!
Thank You to Our Event Sponsors!
For more information, contact Katie Kessler at 443-322-0374, or firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2014 Evelyn Shroedl, 96 year old resident of Oak Crest retirement community, broke the record of the "Wisest Rappel Participant" for our event, beating out 2013's 84-year-old record holder by 12 years!
View Photos from the 2014 event here.