Press release

American Kidney Fund Statement on Robb Elementary School Shooting

May 26, 2022

We are devastated by the events in Texas this week. The horrific shooting at Robb Elementary School was the 212th mass shooting in the United States in 2022. We must never allow ourselves to become numb to these killings, which have left so many families in mourning. Instead, our nation's leaders must take concrete action immediately to address gun violence.

Every child deserves to live their healthiest possible life, but right now, our children are living in fear that someday a gunman will come for them. It is time for our nation to put aside politics and find solutions to eradicate gun violence so that we may build truly safe and healthy communities for everyone.

About the American Kidney Fund

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) fights kidney disease on all fronts as the nation’s leading kidney nonprofit. AKF works on behalf of the 37 million Americans living with kidney disease, and the millions more at risk, with an unmatched scope of programs that support people wherever they are in their fight against kidney disease—from prevention through transplant. With programs that address early detection, disease management, financial assistance, clinical research, innovation and advocacy, no kidney organization impacts more lives than AKF. One of the nation’s top-rated nonprofits, AKF invests 97 cents of every donated dollar in programs, earning the highest 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator for 20 years in a row as well as the Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid, formerly GuideStar.

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