Dear friends, with Houston-area residents continuing to recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, we find it necessary to cancel our November 19 Kidney Action Day event.

Many of the community health partners who normally work with us at Kidney Action Day have been overwhelmed with the health needs of residents after the storm, and many of our volunteers and participants are working to recover from damage resulting from the widespread flooding. We saw the devastation firsthand when a small team from the American Kidney Fund recently traveled to Houston to meet with dialysis patients and clinics affected by Harvey.

We are dedicated to continuing to provide support to residents of Houston through our Disaster Relief Program, which has already provided emergency grants to more than 1,000 dialysis patients in Texas, primarily in the Houston area, even as requests continue to come in. For more information on our disaster relief efforts, please visit