CCE Student Government Hosts Kidney Walk March 24
March 22, 2013
The Center for Continuing Education Student Government Association will hold its second annual Kidney Walk on March 24. Registration starts at 1 p.m. at Dana Auditorium, and the walk begins at 2 p.m.
The cause is personal for SGA. CCE student and SGA board member Julius Ross was diagnosed with kidney disease in 2008. He received a transplant July 4 but is back on the transplant waiting list because his new kidney is not functioning well.
The event will be held rain or shine, although the weather may move the walk indoors. “Bad weather doesn’t slow down kidney disease,” Julius said, “and we aren’t going to let the weather slow us down either.”
Another CCE student, Lorraine Tyler, received a transplant in 2009 after two years of kidney disease and is doing well now.
The fundraiser benefits the National Kidney Foundation, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about kidney disease and supporting those living with the disease. The problem is dire: Ten people waiting for a kidney transplant die every day.
The Kidney Walk is open to all ages, and families are welcome. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to form groups to participate in the event. Though the event is free, individuals are asked to raise money to support the mission of the foundation.
Those with questions should contact the Student Government Association at email@example.com or by phone at 316-2307.
Nick Mann ’13 contributed to this story.