Support Leah Storm at the Albany Kidney Run!

Meet Leah Storm!

Leah Storm was born on November 5, 2015 at Vassar Hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York. At just a few hours old she was transferred to Albany Medical Center. She spent one year in the NICU. During that time her parents learned that Leah was born with one kidney which had multiple cysts. She was started on dialysis when she was four days old.
Not only does Leah have to endure dialysis but she had open heart surgery in January of 2017. One week after Leah’s heart surgery Leah’s dad was announced as Leah’s living donor! Leah will hopefully have her kidney transplant in July when and if she reaches 22 lbs (she is currently 15 lbs).
The Northeast Kidney Foundation has helped the Storm family. They hosted a Christmas party for all the children in the area and the Storms appreciated connecting with the older ones and little ones parents. The NEF has also helped the Storm family financially.
These walk/runs help the families that are in need. Please support the Northeast Kidney Foundation and baby Leah.

Donate or register here!

Welcome to the 2017 Albany Walk/5k/10k for Kidneys!  We have so much in store for you this year that we know you will be super excited to register and start fundraising today!

Here’s what we have planned for you!

* Kidney Marketplace featuring nutrition, beauty, home products and other exciting offerings!

* Kids activities featuring clowns, bounce house, facepainting, games and more!

* Food and  beverage will be offered on site with a special menu prepared just for the Kidney Walk/Run!

* We will have plenty of entertainment lined up for you….watch for the announcement soon!

* Presentation of the Kathe LeBeau Patient Empowerment Award.  Applications are availabe at the links to the left!

* Presentation of the Melissa Daniels Team Spirit Award.  Essays will be accepted until June 1.  Click here for more information.

* Presentation of the Team Cup Award.  Click on the links to the left for more information!

* Placement awards for runners in the following age categories:  youth up to age 12, first place boys and girls; ages 13-18, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female; 19-25 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female; 26-35 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female; 36-45 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female; 46-55 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female; 56-65 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female; 66+ 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female.  Awards will be given for both the 5K and the 10K.  Each race will also have an overall male and overall female winner.

Chronic kidney disease affects one out of every three adults and most are unaware.  There are nearly 10,000 New Yorkers waiting for a life saving transplant. Your participation in this event raises funds to support grants for medical, nutrition and housing needs; free kidney screenings for underserved communities; patient, public and professional education; school based programs; scholarship programs; research; healthcare advocacy and so much more!

We sincerely appreciate your support and belief in our mission!  Together we can do so much to improve the lives of those affected by kidney disease and related conditions, to increase organ donation and to empower those we serve to be effective voices for better healthcare at the local, state and federal levels.  For information or assistance please call 518-533-7880 or email [email protected]

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