According to KidneyTexas Inc. President Sandy Secor,
Debilitating kidney diseases impact approximately 20 million people in the United States today. Groups at high risk include African Americans, Hispanics, senior citizens and people with diabetes. In Texas, there are over 30,000 people on dialysis and 4,000 on a transplant list. The number of patients on dialysis is anticipated to double this decade.
Since 1999, the dedicated volunteers of KidneyTexas Inc. have worked in tandem with our generous underwriters to raise over $3.7 million for local efforts to improve the ability to diagnose and manage kidney disease. We are essential to the fight against kidney disease. The funds we raise benefit local hospital and research institutions in their vital work.
Over the last few years we have provided funding for medical research in kidney disease; dialysis machines; provided two VGO Robots in an East Texas satellite clinic of the Methodist Dallas Transplant Institute for patients to be able to visit with their physician.
We have helped provide essential psychosocial support through the Child Life Program for patients being treated for renal and kidney diseases, as well as their parents and siblings.
We have provided funding for Twice Blessed House, offering patients and their caregivers temporary and affordable housing during the entire transplant process at Baylor Hospital.
We have provided funding to Parkland Hospital for the KidneyTexas kidney dialysis unit.
Annually we fund 80 – 100 children for a week Camp Reynal, a camp for children suffering kidney disease that provides the camp experience at Camp John Marc. At Camp Reynal they can attend camp like other children and still receive dialysis and medical care.
Each fall KidneyTexas Inc. hosts its Luncheon And Fashion Show in an effort to raise money for designated beneficiaries and awareness for kidney disease affecting millions of people each year. The success of this event depends heavily upon the contributions and dedication of our Dallas business and community leaders. Your support is crucial to the success of our mission, especially this year because of COVID-19, we cannot meet in person so we will be raising money virtually. Please go to https://kidneytexas.org and make a donation, attend our virtual luncheon or donate to us during North Texas Giving Day.
* Graphic and photo provided by KidneyTexas Inc.