WHY I WALK I walk because too many families are coping with this devastating chronic illness, and thousands more will face an unexpected kidney disease diagnosis in the year to come. I walk to support the lifechanging work of the National Kidney Foundation: - To ensure that families will have a place to turn when they need answers. - To keep up the fight for policy changes to protect kidney patients and living donors. - To drive innovation in transplantation and get more loved ones off the kidney transplant waitlist. ON A PERSONAL NOTE — Yes on the above statements! I would also like to add that I am a kidney disease survivor and transplant recipient, thanks to my amazing living donor, my son. I want to walk every year to show my support for this foundation and all kidney patients and their families.