About Kidney Action Day
About Kidney Action Day Walk
About the American Kidney Fund

About Kidney Action Day

Kidney Action Day is a free, fun-filled, family-friendly event with a serious purpose: helping people understand their risk for kidney disease and how to prevent it. The American Kidney Fund's signature outreach event, Kidney Action Day is held in cities where rates of kidney disease are higher than the national average.

The American Kidney Fund’s 2014 Kidney Action Day schedule included:

Kidney Action Day activities include:

  • Free health screenings. Kidney disease often has no symptoms until the late stages.  Simple tests can tell you if you are at risk for kidney disease. Tests offered may include blood pressure, blood glucose and kidney function.
  • Healthy cooking demos. Good, healthy food doesn’t have to be boring or hard to prepare! Sample delicious healthy food prepared by local chefs.  Learn how to make the foods you prepare healthier.
  • Fitness demos. Even small changes can make a big difference, and local fitness experts will demonstrate fun ways to help you get fit. Join in Zumba, line dancing, warm-ups and other activities that can be part of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Entertainment. Local performers help keep things lively.
  • Kidney health education. Have questions about your kidney health? The American Kidney Fund has lots of information that can help you keep your kidneys healthy.
  • Contests. Raffles, quizzes, and even hula hoops have been used to give away prizes at Kidney Action Days in the past.

Kidney Action Day Walk

Each year, in cities around the country, thousands of people whose lives have been touched by kidney disease walk to raise money for the American Kidney Fund’s programs and services to help kidney patients and raise awareness of kidney disease. The Kidney Action Day Walk is a fun, effective way to join in the fight against kidney disease.

This year’s Kidney Action Day Walks took place in Metro Washington, D.C. (June 21) and Houston (October 5)

Walk alone, Pair Up with another walker, join a team, recruit a team . . . or simply contribute to the cause. Every step we take increases awareness of this silent disease that affects 31 million Americans. Every dollar we raise helps patients in need and protects millions at risk.

The Kidney Action Day Walk is part of Kidney Action Day, the American Kidney Fund’s signature outreach event, which features healthy cooking demonstrations and food samplings that will inspire you with tasty new recipes; fun exercise routines to keep you motivated and active; free health screenings and education to give you the knowledge you need to fight kidney disease; and entertainment and fun activities for the whole family!

Frequently asked questions about Kidney Action Day Walk

Download a fundraising guide

Download a team captain guide

Download instructions for setting up your personal page

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