National Kidney Foundation Walks Step Up Against Kidney Disease

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“I’m so proud to be part of this. My wife and I are honored to be able to walk alongside you today,” Valle said to kick off the event. “We have 70,000 employees who I would describe in one word – caring. That is who we are, that is what our culture is all about.

“What the Kidney Foundation does holds a special place in my heart. The partnership we have with the NKF is doing so many good things for patients with kidney disease. We couldn’t be happier to be part of this partnership,” he added.

As in years past, we are seeing great representation and commitment from all parts of the organization:

  • Nine of our 13 main business units have registered teams.
  • Steve Merchant, Vice President, SORB Technology chaired the Oklahoma City Walk.
  • Dallas is always one of our leading markets, and this year has been no exception. Twenty-three teams have raised close to $20,000.
  • At the Southern Delaware Kidney Walk, KristyAn Ferracci, Patient Care Technician in Lewes, Delaware, led our local walk team that raised $3,500.

With nearly 60 walks between now and the end of the year, we are excited to witness the continued impact of our employees. Hear from NKF CEO Kevin Longino and FMCNA CEO Bill Valle on the imperative to raise awareness about kidney disease and why we walk.