National Kidney Foundation of Maryland

Rappel for Kidney Health Returning to Hyatt Regency Baltimore, June 3

Baltimore's exclusive rappel event to support NKF-MD's patient services, education & research efforts

The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) continues to go to extreme heights to fight kidney disease! Its eighth annual Rappel for Kidney Health signature event will take place Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore (300 Light St., 21202).

Fearless adventure seekers, kidney patients and loved ones, corporate leaders in the 3rd Annual "Toss Your Boss" challenge and others of all ages will "go over the edge" of the 15-story hotel, descending from the roof to the ground.

In addition to offering a surge of adrenaline, the event will feature face painting, a DJ and additional entertainment in the landing zone where friends, family members and hotel guests will cheer on the Rappel participants.

Individuals and teams will receive their own fundraising webpage to assist in reaching the required $1,000 minimum to participate in the event. Once the money is raised, they will undergo Rappel training, receive an event T-shirt and get a commemorative photo of their Rappel.

Event logistics are organized by Over the Edge (www.overtheedgeusa.com), a special events company that provides signature rappel events for non-profit organizations in North America.

Through the years, Rappel for Kidney Health has attracted nearly 600 participants and raised over $700,000 to support NKF-MD's patient services, education and research efforts.

"Over 675,000 Americans have irreversible kidney failure or end-stage renal disease and need dialysis or a kidney transplant to survive," - said Event Chair and NKF-Board Member Chris Simon (social worker, Independent Dialysis Foundation, Inc.).

"Rappel for Kidney Health is a unique way to advocate for and raise the necessary funds to support these patients right here in Maryland," he added. "I encourage you to join me in making a major impact on kidney disease in an extraordinary way."

About NKF-MD

Serving central and western Maryland, the Delmarva Peninsula and portions of Virginia and West Virginia, the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland is the area's only voluntary health agency dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. For more information, visit www.kidneymd.org.

To register for Rappel for Kidney Health, support a Rappel participant or learn about corporate sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, visit www.kidneymd.org or call 410.494.8545.

Click here for photos from last year's Rappel.

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