The AKPA is so excited to partner with GCI for the 2020 Mark Brody Memorial Food Drive (virtual).
GCI is donating a $5,000 match to help reach our goal of $15,000.
What does that mean???
GCI is matching your donation to the Mark Brody Memorial Food Drive dollar for dollar up to $5,000. That's right GCI is donating a dollar for every dollar donated to help the AKPA reach our goal of $15,000 !! If Joe & Jenny Generous donate $5,000, GCI will match that with a $5,000 donation. If sixty Joe and Jenny Generous's donate $100 each (60 x $100 = $6,000), GCI will generously donate $5,000.
The 2020 Mark Brody Memorial Food Drive is raising money for much need nutrition and food for dialysis patients in Alaska, but there will be no food items collected only monetary donations. The AKPA will be stocking food cupboards at all Alaska dialysis centers.
Every person who donates $50 or more to the virtual Mark Brody Memorial Food Drive (between 9/4/2020-9/30/2020) will be entered to win an Apple Watch, courtesy of our matching grant partner, GCI. GCI employees and their families are not eligible.
100% of all the money the AKPA raises in Alaska stays in Alaska helping Alaskans
With these funds, food pantries will be stocked and food boxes will be put together with Kidney-Friendly foods for Alaska's dialysis patients in the dialysis units across the state. We want to make sure that Alaska's dialysis patients have the renal-specific foods they need to live their best life.
Kidney disease impacts the lives of thousands of Alaskans. In the last ten years, the number of Alaskans with End Stage Renal Failure, (no kidney function means the only treatment is dialysis or transplantation) has more than doubled!!
While a diagnosis of chronic kidney disease can be overwhelming, the Alaska Kidney Patients are here to help you sort through your options, answer your questions, and provide you with the resources and information you need to keep living your best life. Whether you are a newly diagnosed kidney patient, a long-time patient, a friend or family member of a patient, the AKPA is here to assist you.
According to the CDC, almost 30 million Americans – more than 1 in 7 adults - may have chronic kidney disease, and most don’t know it. They reported that approximately 1 in 3 adults with diabetes and 1 in 5 adults with high blood pressure may have chronic kidney disease. Early detection and treatment, including lifestyle changes, may SLOW or PREVENT the progression to kidney failure.