Sign Up for the Kidney Walk at Oswego Farmers Market

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Visitors to the Oswego Farmers Market this Thursday, September 18th will have the opportunity to learn more about the upcoming Kidney Walk.

Representatives from Pathfinder Bank will be on hand at the Farmers’ Market to distribute information and encourage participation in the upcoming Kidney Walk on Sunday, September 28th.

26 million people have chronic kidney disease and another 20 million are at risk. The National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walk presents an occasion for dialysis patients, organ transplant recipients, donor families, living donors, the medical communities, and the general public to celebrate LIFE and support the Foundation’s mission.

The National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walk is a non-competitive, fundraising walk focusing on education and prevention of kidney and urinary tract diseases, and awareness of the need for organ donation. The Kidney Walk presents an opportunity for family, friends and colleagues to participate in an inspiring, community-based event which calls attention to the need for early screening and education while supporting the National Kidney Foundation’s patient services, public and professional initiatives and kidney research.

The Kidney Walk will be take place on Sunday, September 28th.  Registration begins at 10:00am at SUNY Oswego’s Hewitt Union with the walk starting at 11:00am.  Those visiting the Pathfinder Bank booth at the Farmers’ Market will be able to turn in funds, pick up a t-shirt, and pick up a team banner.

Sponsored by the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Oswego, the Oswego Farmers’ Market continues each Thursday evening from 5 – 9pm on West First Street in downtown Oswego.  For more information on the Oswego Farmer’s Market contact Gail Goebricher at the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber office, 343-7681.