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Kidney Dialysis Foundation Unveils First In-Person 'Got To Walk 2023: Illuminating Life' Event To Raise Funds For Needy Kidney Patients

Kidney Dialysis Foundation Unveils First In-Person 'Got To Walk 2023: Illuminating Life' Event To Raise Funds For Needy Kidney Patients

Illuminating the lives of needy kidney patients by walking together for a good cause.    

SINGAPORE, Sept. 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kidney Dialysis Foundation (KDF) is thrilled to unveil the inaugural in-person edition of the 'Got To Walk 2023: Illuminating Life' walkathon, a flagship fundraising event of KDF for needy kidney patients in Singapore. As pandemic restrictions ease, KDF recognises the profound value of nurturing connections and a sense of unity that can only be authentically felt within a shared physical environment.

Got To Walk 2023: Illuminating Life Sign Up Banner image. Image Courtesy of KDF.
Got To Walk 2023: Illuminating Life Sign Up Banner image. Image Courtesy of KDF.

'Got To Walk 2023: Illuminating Life' is a 5KM walkathon event steered towards raising essential funds for needy kidney patients and generating widespread awareness about kidney health. Scheduled to take place on 14 October, from 3pm to 9pm, at OCBC Square, Sports Hub, the event calls on individuals from all walks of life to come together and walk in support of needy kidney patients in Singapore.

Themed 'Illuminating Life', the event strives to ignite a chain reaction of positivity, touching countless hearts, and making a lasting difference that shines brightly in the lives of those affected by kidney disease. As participants walk through a vibrant sea of colours together, our collective aim is to brighten the lives of those facing challenges and illuminate the path for those in need.

"Bringing the community together in person through a walkathon helps to magnify the impact of kidney health awareness," expressed Mr Raymond Lim, General Manager of the Kidney Dialysis Foundation. "The shared energy, camaraderie, and conversations during an in-person event creates a powerful platform to illuminate the importance of kidney health," he added.

Complementing the event's spirit is the presence of AWAK Technologies, a steadfast corporate participant in 'Got To Walk' since its inception as a virtual format in 2020. As a patient-focused medical technology company that is dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by kidney disease, the company encompasses a shared dedication towards helping needy kidney patients.

"This event embodies our commitment to empowering kidney patients and fostering awareness about the critical importance of kidney health. It is a chance for all of us to rally together and make a positive change," said Mr Suresha Venkataraya, CEO of AWAK Technologies. "Being part of Got To Walk resonates deeply with our goal to champion kidney health awareness. We hope that other companies and individuals can partake in this event as we collectively stride for a purpose, for hope, and for a future where kidney health thrives, " he added.

The 'Got To Walk 2023: Illuminating Life' event promises a fulfilling day of purpose and unity. Participants are in for an invigorating 5KM walkathon experience, complemented by engaging activities and an invaluable opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who share a deep-seated commitment to creating positive change in the lives of those in need.

Registration for 'Got To Walk 2023: Illuminating Life' is now open! Come be a part of this meaningful event where each step taken and every contribution made will directly support needy kidney patients, nurturing a compassionate community deeply invested in promoting kidney health.

Individuals keen to participate in this meaningful event can register for 'Got To Walk 2023' in the registration link at https://reg.eventnook.com/event/gtw2023.

About Kidney Dialysis Foundation Singapore

Established in 1996, the Kidney Dialysis Foundation (KDF) is a company limited by guarantee. It is registered as a charity under the Charities Act 1994 and is governed and monitored by our Charity Sector Administrator, the Ministry of Health on behalf of the Commissioner of Charities. KDF is also an Institution of Public Character (IPC) charity organisation dedicated to providing subsidised dialysis treatments and holistic care to needy members of the community.

Kidney patients at KDF largely belong to the lowest 10% income group in Singapore, with around 70% of them having a monthly per capita income (PCI) of $1,200 and below. Without subsidies, dialysis fees can set a patient back by more than $2,000 monthly. To date, KDF has served more than 1049 patients, granting needy end-stage kidney patients a new lease of life through quality treatment and holistic care.

For more information about the Foundation, please visit https://www.kdf.org.sg/

For Media Enquiries,

Bellamy Leong (Mr.)
Donor Relations and Communications Executive
Kidney Dialysis Foundation
Tel: +65 98147598
Email: bellamy.leong@kdf.org.sg

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