On Saturday, October 14, 2012, New Yorkers are urged to take a lifesaving step for the National Kidney Foundation’s 11th Annual New York City Kidney Walk. The 5K Kidney Walk, to be held at South Street Seaport, will help raise awareness and funds to support the fight against kidney disease. Onsite registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the Walk starts at 10:30 a.m.
Host of the 2012 Kidney Walk is Nick Cannon, award-winning actor, comedian and host of the top rated “America’s Got Talent.” Cannon was recently diagnosed with lupus nephritis, an auto-immune disease that attacks the kidneys.
The 5K route covers the historic Brooklyn Bridge. Walkers participate as individuals or form teams with family, friends or colleagues. Suggested contribution is $200. For more information, to join or support the event, call the National Kidney Foundation at 212-889-2210 ext. 203 or visit www.kidneywalk.org.