So you all remember my ‘Something to Brighten Your Day’ post, right?
In the post, I relayed the story of a family member that was deeply touched by the time he spent at Children’s Hospital as a kid, suffering from various kidney related issues.
He asked if he could use Snickie to get the word out on an upcoming event – the annual Pittsburgh National Kidney Foundation Kidney Walk at the Pittsburgh Zoo.
Please see below for further information (blue portion was written by the tattooed family member) and how you can support this worthy cause.
On November 8th, the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Kidney Foundation will be holding their annual Kidney Walk at the Pittsburgh Zoo. As some of your readers may know, based on the posting Snickie did on my Donald Duck tattoo (see post here), this is a cause that has a lot of meaning to me, and I decided to get involved with this year’s walk. When you sign up for a cause like this nowadays, the quickest and best way to fund-raise is through the fund-raising website that the Foundation automatically sets up for you. So I’m sending you my personal walk website to see if any of Snickie’s readers would be willing to donate to the cause. I don’t mean to be another solicitor in a world that seems to be full of them, but I would like everyone to realize that this donation page has very little to do with me, and everything to do with the cause, which is to help improve the lives of the 26 million people with kidney disease, many of them in the Pittsburgh area.
And to bring it home with a Pittsburgh connection, when you go to my team page, you’ll see that A.) it’s still in the formative stages, but B.) more importantly, my team name is Team Yellow Brick Road. This is because, for everyone who has ever walked through the main doors at Children’s Hospital in Oakland, there is (or at least was) a big bronze statue of Dorothy, Toto, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion. And those doors are where a lot of kid’s treatments for kidney disease and other ailments began, and hopefully one day, through the help of the National Kidney Foundation, their treatments will end in the form of a cure.
So thanks for considering a donation, and I appreciate ANYTHING that you may be able to give!
Thanks for taking a few moments to read this. Whether or not you should choose to donate, I am simply glad to be able to pass along information on kidney disease and the amazing facilities we have in the ‘Burgh.
Additionally, the tattooed cousin, when apparently remembering this is in fact a ‘food blog’ 🙂 , sent over the following Children’s foodie factoids/memories. To note, he spent his time at the Children’s in Oakland.