WESTOVER, W.Va. – Community members in Monongalia County came together to raise money for the National Kidney Foundation.
The 3rd annual “Kidney Walk” took place at the Westwood Middle School track. Participants entered raffles and walked laps around the track to show their support for the foundation.
Organizers said this year’s goal was to raise around $5,000. Clinicians from Fresenius Kidney Care organized the event to help people with kidney failure in any way they can.
“It’s (kidney failure) what we deal with day in and day out, six days a week,” Steven Steinrich, Kidney Walk Event Coordinator said. “It’s not a fun life so were trying to give people better quality before they land in one of our chairs.”
“I’m here today to support my mom because she has kidney failure,” 13-year-old Kidney Walk Participant, Larissa Motter said. “She got her kidney transplant two years ago…she does everything for me.”
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