Nearly 26 million American adults have kidney disease. And, with the increase of diabetes and high blood pressure – two major kidney disease risk factors – it’s estimated that 1 in 3 American adults are at risk of developing the condition. Early signs of kidney disease can be subtle, so it often goes undetected. Prevention, and early detection and treatment is critical in managing the condition.
To help combat this deadly disease and to show our support for those affected, Alliant staff participated in the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walk at Turner Field in Atlanta. The Kidney Walk is the nation’s largest event to fight kidney disease, with annual walks being held across the country. The event raises awareness and funds for lifesaving initiatives aimed at educating and supporting patients, their families and those at risk.
Serving our community, including those affected by end stage renal disease, is a vital part of our mission here at Alliant – and we thank our staff members for being a part of the Alliant Kidney Walk team.
Through our work as CMS’ ESRD Networks for Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas, we serve more than 98,000 people with end stage renal disease. By providing education and executing quality improvement activities, we support patients, clinicians and other healthcare professionals in improving the lives of people with ESRD.
Visit www.kidney.org for more information about kidney disease and the National Kidney Foundation’s programs.