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Kristen Ryan

Kristen Ryan

What started 9 years ago as seeking answers and education about my dad’s sudden diagnosis of kidney disease, evolved into a passion and pursuit of painting NY orange with awareness, education, and advocacy for those affected by kidney disease.

Friends, the prevalence and devastation of kidney disease is a public health crisis - 1 in 3 adult Americans is at risk for kidney disease. The truth is - your kidneys are as important to sustaining your life as your heart and brain. 

5 months ago, I pivoted from a successful 17-year career to follow my heart (kidneys?) and I could not be more honored to serve Upstate and Western as the NKF UPWNY Community Outreach Director. 

Please join my fight and help 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.

Are you with me?

Please register to join Wests Walkers on Sunday, September 17, or consider supporting my efforts with a generous donation. 

With much love and gratitude,



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