2018 Kidney Walk & 5K

37 teams

93 runners.

200+ walkers.

$50,000+ in donations and sponsorships.

The 2018 Kidney Walk & 5K was amazing! On Sunday, August 19, we joined together to show the power of Western New York’s kidney community, to raise awareness about kidney health, to support patient and community programs throughout the year, and to honor and remember those touched by kidney disease.

Thanks to all of our participants, volunteers, contributors and partners, we accomplished those goals!

Our event, held for the first time at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor, was only possible through the support of many, many people and organizations.

Thank you to our silver sponsors:

  • ECMC
  • Freed Maxick
  • DaVita
  • Unyts and the Unyts management team
  • U.S. Renal Care

Thank you to our bronze sponsors:

  • Counsel Financial
  • Fresenius Kidney Care

Thank you to our starting line, mile marker, and water stop sponsors:

  • Sandhill Investment Management
  • Sentz-Carlson Agency
  • The Cayuga Nation
  • Zaepfel Development Company
  • Surgical Consulting and Allie and George Blessios

Thanks to our other sponsors, donors and supporters, including:

  • Big City Tent Rental
  • Wegmans
  • House of Munch
  • Lloyd Taco Truck

Thanks also to the Hutch-Tech Junior ROTC for our Honor Guard, to AMR for providing ambulance service, and to all our volunteers, including helpers from Unyts, Freed Maxick, M&T Bank and B Team Buffalo.