Northeast Kidney Foundation
99 Troy Road
East Greenbush, NY 12061
October 1, 2011 (Albany, NY) – Recently, the Northeast Kidney Foundation announced it will expand its vehicle donation program aimed at channeling proceeds back to the local community. The newest markets to benefit from Kidney Wheels include Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Westchester, New York along with Western Massachusetts and Vermont. The Northeast Kidney Foundation recently localized its car donation program so that proceeds would go to local families in need along with the many other programs the Northeast Kidney Foundation supports in the fight against kidney disease.
Kidney Wheels is a fast and easy way to support individuals in the Northeast that are living with or at risk of kidney disease, and helping the tens of thousands of individuals waiting for a lifesaving transplant simply by donating a car, truck, RV, motorcycle or boat. 100 percent of the proceeds from Kidney Wheels are channeled back into the local community to help those most in need.
A vital component to the Kidney Wheels program is that it supports patient assistance programs to provide emergency funding and transportation subsidies to patients facing financial crises.
Proceeds are also utilized for community based programs of prevention, education and support, including: patient education, free kidney screenings, school based programs, corporate wellness programs, local research and programs designed to increase the number of organ donors.
“With the elimination of patient based programs being felt across the kidney community right now, we are committed to ensuring that important patient programs continue,” said Carol LaFleur, Director of the Northeast Kidney Foundation. “The kidney wheels program is one way we can meet the needs of patients, families and community partners who reach out to us for support because it’s a more localized model instead of a broader national model,” added LaFleur.
For more information on how to donate a car, truck, motorcycle, RV or boat and review the basic requirements requested please visit www.kidneywheels.org or call 1-800-999-9697.
It is estimated that 26 million Americans nationwide have kidney disease and most don’t know it? Every five minutes, someone’s kidneys fail. There are also more than 110,000 people across the country waiting for a lifesaving transplant and sadly every 90 minutes, someone dies because there are not enough available organs.
ABOUT: The Northeast Kidney Foundation is a voluntary 501C3 health organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of those affected by kidney disease and related conditions by early identification, intervention , prevention and support; promoting organ donation; and advocating for better healthcare at the local, state and federal levels. For more information about programs and services, visit www.healthykidneys.org
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