Advocates Prepare to Tackle Capitol Hill

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Advocates get some breakfast in before heading to the Hill for #KidneySummit16

Today, over 100 advocates are heading to Capitol Hill to speak with their representatives in the House and Senate. They will advocate for increased funding for kidney disease research, government action to help prevent and detect chronic kidney disease in its earliest stages, and protection of living donors.

Here are some of the key stats:

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    Kevin Fowler goes over his pitch for the Living Donor Protection Act.

    Over 100 advocates

  • Advocates travelled from as far away as Alaska and Hawaii
  • Advocates include chronic kidney disease patients, transplant recipients, dialysis patients, living donors and family members
  • 11,570 steps will be walked by each advocate today (average from last year’s Kidney Patient Summit).
  • 172 meetings with House and Senate members and their staff
  • 15 U.S. Senators will meet with kidney patients today
  • Temperature for March 8, 2016, high of 75 degrees
  • 3rd Annual Kidney Patient Summit

About nkf _advocacy

The National Kidney Foundation's advocacy movement is for all people affected by CKD, transplant candidates and recipients, living and potential donors, donor families and caregivers. We empower, educate and encourage you to get involved on issues relating to CKD, donation and transplantation.
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One Response to Advocates Prepare to Tackle Capitol Hill

  1. Excellent involvement! Thanks!

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