Regretfully, Freeman Health System must announce the cancellation of the March O’ the Kidney, which was planned for March 14, 2020, at Northpark Mall. After careful consideration and study of information from the Centers for Disease Control about the current coronavirus, we made the difficult decision to cancel. The health and safety of our patients, their families and our staff are our top priorities.
March O’ the Kidney is a one-mile walk at Northpark Mall designed to raise awareness about kidney disease and to raise money for our Freeman Dialysis Fund. Many dialysis patients undergo treatment three to four hours, three times a week, which can interfere with their ability to work, making it difficult to pay for medical expenses, proper nutrition and transportation to transplant appointments.
Memory boards to honor a loved one will be available to sign at Freeman East Dialysis and Freeman Outpatient Dialysis Center in Webb City. Planned raffles of donated items will be conducted online, where supporters can also find a link to Donor Drive where they can financially support the Freeman Dialysis Fund.
We appreciate those who registered in advance and all who had planned to be part of the walk. If anyone has questions, they can contact Kennedy Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March O’ the Kidney is a 1-mile walk in honor of dialysis patients. We walk to raise awareness and funds for those suffering from kidney disease – a life-threatening condition that affects millions of people. Patients with chronic kidney disease must go on dialysis, and these lengthy treatments make it difficult for patients to work or enjoy a typical lifestyle. Many struggle to pay for medical expenses, proper nutrition and transportation costs. Help us raise funds to meet their needs! All funds raised will be used locally for direct patient assistance through the Freeman Dialysis Patient Assistance Fund.
Interested in donating to the Freeman Patient Dialysis Fund? Please call 417.347.8330 for more information.