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LUTHERVILLE, Md. The National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware (National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
Occurring Nov. 29, #GivingTuesday takes place annually each Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the United States) and joins the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
Proceeds from National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware’s #GivingTuesday campaign will directly support patient services for assist qualifying, low-income patients with chronic kidney disease. Proceeds will cover basic life expenses such as gas/electric, medication/medical equipment, dental expenses, transportation to and from dialysis, groceries, etc.
Last year, the Foundation distributed $122,926.32 to 1,117 patients. It hopes to surpass that $125,000 this year.
“Give to National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware today through November 29th in support of #GivingTuesday!,”said two-time kidney transplant recipient, Ray Harris. “I’m now facing a third kidney transplant; patients like me need the support and resources that the National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware offers in the community. I am > Kidney Disease! Thank you for your support!”
Kidney Disease Facts
• 1 in 3 American adults is at risk for developing kidney disease.
• 1 in 9 American adults has kidney disease –– and most don’t know it.
• Every day, 13 people die waiting for a kidney.
About National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware
Serving central and western Maryland, the Delmarva Peninsula and portions of Virginia and West Virginia, the National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware is the area’s only voluntary health agency dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. For more information, visit www.kidneymd.org.