Kansas City Based Non-Profit KidneyWise to Receive Prestigious National Award

Jun 02, 2010, 17:30 ET from KidneyWise

LAS VEGAS, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Office of the Civilian Medical Reserve Corps sponsored by the US Surgeon General is honoring Kansas City based KidneyWise with "The Outstanding MRC Partner Organization Award."  

KidneyWise Executive Director Leigh Reynolds will be in Nevada to receive the award. "This is a fantastic honor for us and brings attention to our mission of re-thinking how to prevent chronic kidney disease," said Reynolds.

According to the Medical Reserve Corps website the award, "honors MRC Partner Organizations that supported MRC units in carrying out their local missions and have provided MRC units with more opportunities to participate in public health, preparedness, and response activities."

Over 1,000 attendees from the Medical Reserve Corps as well as staff from the U.S. Department of Health and Human services are expected to be on hand for the event.

About KidneyWise

Founded in 1982, our parent organization, the PKD Foundation is an internationally recognized leader in the fight against chronic kidney disease, focused on the leading genetic cause, polycystic kidney disease (PKD). In 2008, the PKD Foundation organized KidneyWise in response to the growing need of more than 50 million Americans affected by CKD for the same innovative approach to catalyzing the "crowd" to prevent CKD. We lay the ground work for this initiative with medical, ethnographic, and sociological studies in real communities across the country – called WiseCommunities.

For more information please contact:

Leigh Reynolds - 816-863-5577


SOURCE KidneyWise