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 Sunday, November 11, 2018 at Audubon Park in New Orleans, Louisiana. 365 Connect is a key sponsor of the event and is asking its friends, fans, and followers to join the 365 Connect Kidney Walk Team, donating with them to support this worthy cause.
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 chronic 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 battling 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 even 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, responded, “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 affects not only the patient, but the entire family as well. For some, it means losing hours of the week to dialysis, impacting opportunities to work, spend time with loved ones, and travel. Personally, I am all too familiar with the impact of the diagnosis as I lost my father to this disease, and will be walking in his memory. I am forever grateful to our amazing team members for supporting me in this very personal cause as well as their unwavering commitment to raise funds and awareness.”
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 17th year and will feature events beyond the walk itself. Teams can enjoy food, music, and dancing, in addition to other forms of 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.
Kirby added, “Our partnership with the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana extends far beyond the annual Kidney Walk event. Together, we are embarking upon a mission to raise public awareness of the disease, assist in the funding of research, and encourage those at risk to make an appointment with their local physician.”
Walk with us by joining the 365 Connect Kidney Walk Team.
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 was founded in 2003 with an unwavering commitment to transforming how apartment communities market, lease, and retain residents. As a leading provider of award-winning technology platforms for the multifamily housing industry, we deliver a fully-integrated suite of comprehensive solutions that automate marketing, simplify transactions, and serve residents after the lease is signed. 365 Connect allows its clients infinite expansion, robust integrations, and the ability to revolutionize user experiences. Explore: www.365connect.com