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NEW ORLEANS, LA – 365 Connect, a leading provider of award-winning marketing, leasing, and resident technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry announced today that the company will participate in the Annual Kidney Walk Event being held on November 12, 2017, at Audubon Park in New Orleans, Louisiana. 365 Connect, a key sponsor of the event, is inviting the company’s friends, fans, and followers to walk with us by joining or donating to the 365 Connect Kidney Walk Team.
The Kidney Walk is the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease. The event raises awareness and funds for lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families, and those at risk. Held in nearly 100 communities, the accumulation of over 100,000 walkers nationwide come to the aid of the 26 million Americans that suffer from kidney disease, which has been recognized as one of the top ten health problems in the United States. Louisiana ranks highest per capita in the nation, with nearly 460,000 residents with kidney disease, over 10,000 individuals on dialysis, and approximately 1,800 on waiting lists for a life-saving kidney transplant.
“We are excited to have 365 Connect join us again this year,” stated Torie Kranze, CEO of the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana. “Their participation and sponsorship of this event demonstrates their continuing commitment to our community and concern for the lives of others. There are millions of Americans living with kidney disease, and most of them don’t know it. This walk will encourage them to take the lifesaving step of getting their kidneys checked. By participating in the Kidney Walk, we're all sounding the alert about the public health problem of kidney disease.”
Kerry W. Kirby, Founder and CEO of 365 Connect added, “Every step you take on your Kidney Walk journey will provide hope for those living with kidney disease. A diagnosis of kidney disease is life- changing and impacts not only the patient, but the entire family. For some, it means losing hours of the week to dialysis, impacting opportunities to work and spending time with loved ones, and inhibiting travel. Personally, I am all too familiar with the effects of this diagnosis as I lost my father to this disease. Along with my family, we are walking in his memory and have created a team for anyone who would like to join us in this iconic event. Our partnership with the National Kidney Foundation extends beyond the walk: we are embarking upon a mission to bring public awareness to the disease, assist in funding research, and encourage those at risk to make an appointment with their local physician.”
The Kidney Walk is being held on the second weekend of November against the gorgeous backdrop of Audubon Park, which is located in the historic Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans. This will be the Kidney Walk’s 16th year and will feature events beyond the walk itself. Teams can enjoy music and dancing, in addition to other entertainment. The two-mile non-competitive walk registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the opening ceremony and walk starting at 10:00 a.m.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION: The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease, aiding hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk. For more information, visit www.kidney.org
ABOUT 365 CONNECT: 365 Connect is a leading provider of award-winning digital marketing, leasing, and resident service platforms for the multifamily housing industry. Founded in 2003 with an unwavering commitment to transforming the rental real estate market, 365 Connect delivers a fully-integrated suite of comprehensive solutions designed to accelerate conversions, simplify transactions, and elevate services. 365 Connect allows its clients infinite expansion, robust integrations, and the ability to revolutionize user experiences. Explore: www.365connect.com