National Kidney Foundation of Michigan hosts Annual Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo

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More than 900,000 Michigan residents are currently living with chronic kidney disease and most don’t know it. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) is asking you to help the fight against kidney disease. Join us on Sunday, June 2 to participate in the Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo. The Detroit Zoo is located in Royal Oak at 8450 West 10 Mile Road. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the Walk kicks off at 8:30 a.m.

Walkers of all ages are invited to be part of the fun by walking individually or forming a team with family, friends, and co-workers. All walkers will receive free parking and admission to the Zoo, food and refreshments, and entertainment. There will also be kids activities such as face painting, a temporary tattoo station, live entertainment by Radio Disney, and more!

“Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two leading causes of chronic kidney disease,” said NKFM President and CEO Daniel Carney. “Since 70 percent of those cases may have been prevented, the Kidney Walk will draw attention to the importance of early detection and kidney disease prevention, while raising funds in support of kidney patients and their families.”

Huel Perkins, Anchor at FOX 2 Detroit, will be the event’s Master of Ceremonies, and Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell will be at the Kidney Walk to meet and greet fans.

Former Detroit Lion Lomas Brown and President of OHM Advisors, John Hiltz will serve as the Honorary Co-Chairs of the Kidney Walk. The Walk is sponsored by Meijer, Fresenius Medical Care, Greenfield Health Systems, OHM Advisors, and many other local businesses.

For more information or to register, call Lisa Schutz Jelic at the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan at 800-482-1455, ext. 210 or visit On-site registration will also be accepted.