On the Move – NephCure Walks Toward a Cure – Oct 22

Put on your walking shoes and join the annual St. Louis NephCure Walk, to be held October 22, 2017 at Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park, Maryland Heights, MO.

The patient advocacy group NephCure Kidney International sponsors the event. The organization’s mission is to support research that seeks to discover the cause, improve treatment, and find a cure for Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and Nephrotic Syndrome.

NephCure Walk 2017 is not only a fundraiser, the event brings together patients, their families and friends, and community businesses to help spread the word about FSGS and Nephrotic Syndrome.

Diane Salamon, a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Division of Nephrology participated in the 2016 NephCure Walk last October. “It is a family-friendly – and dog-friendly – event, and the walk is very short, probably less than 1 mile. They also have fund raising booths, raffles, prizes and music.”

This year, Diane will again join the WashU Pediatric Renal Team since she recruits patients for clinical studies involving children with Nephrotic Syndrome. However, she suggests, “Next year, it would be nice to get a Division of Nephrology group together!”

From the NephCure Walk in 2015. Dr. Suleiman is in the back row, second from the left.

Dr. Hani Suleiman, an Instructor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and the 2014 recipient of NephCure Young Investigator Award, participated in the previous year’s event. “It is a nice event, for all age groups,” says Dr Suleiman. “And for Saint Louis, it is the best time of the year to be outdoor, doing something fun.” The NephCure Kidney International newsletter recently featured Dr. Suleiman for his NephCure-funded research that uses microscopic imaging of injured kidney cells in FSGS.

Registration for the walk is on-line or at the event. On-site registration opens at noon, and the walk begins at 1 PM at the Tremayne Shelter in Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park, 13725 Marine Ave, Maryland Heights, MO 63043.

For more information contact Lisa Rottler at lrottler@nephcure.org. Check out the flyer here.

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Be a part of Diane Salamon’s team and donate here!