GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prom season comes early for hundreds of teens and young adults (14 to 24 years old) who have kidney disease, who are on dialysis or who have had a transplant. Renal Support Network (RSN) steps out onto the dance floor Sunday, January 19, 2014, to host the 15th Annual Renal Teen Prom for these teens and their guests.
Last week attendees and guests took their pick of evening gowns that were donated especially for the event. This year's theme is "Dancing Among the Stars." It will feature a magical night of dinner and dancing, entertainment, glamorous photos and appearances by Hollywood celebrities.
Inspired by Lori Hartwell, RSN's Founder and President, who missed her own prom because of kidney disease, the Renal Teen Prom brings together teens from all over Southern California with some traveling from other states.
WHO: Special guests include Jack Black ("Bernie," "Kung Fu Panda," "The School of Rock") Kyle Gass (Tenacious D) and many other celebrity appearances.
WHEN: SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2014
6:00pm – 11:00pm
WHERE: Hilton Hotel, Glendale
100 W Glenoaks Blvd, Glendale
Glendale, CA 91202
RSN is a nonprofit, patient-focused, patient-run organization that provides nonmedical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD). RSN strives to motivate and assist patients in developing their personal coping skills, special talents and employability by educating and empowering them and their family members to take control of the course and management of the disease. Visit www.RSNhope.org for more info.
Quick Facts About Kidney Disease
- Nearly 1 in 7 adults in the United States are in one of the five stages of CKD.
- Nearly half of the people in the early stages of CKD do not even know that they have problems with their kidneys.
- The main causes of CKD in the United States are diabetes and high blood pressure (hypertension).
- More than 98,000 people in this country are on the waiting list for a kidney transplant.
SOURCE Renal Support Network