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Kidney Walk
     This year I participated, for the first time, in the Kidney Walk at the Wrightsville Bridge in Columbia, PA on Sunday, May 3, 2009.  The walk was three miles long.  The National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walk is a non-competitive, fundraising walk focusing on education and prevention of kidney and urinary tract diseases, and awareness of the need for organ donation.

     I was diagnosed with Diabetes in 1969 at 18 months old.  After 30 years of living with diabetes, I had kidney failure in 1999.  I went through two years of hemodialysis treatments, three times a week, for three and a half hours each treatment.  In 2001, I received a kidney and pancreas transplant.  The story of my kidney failure and my transplant are available in the Battle With Diabetes section of this web site.

     As a person who has had kidney failure and a transplant, I want to raise money for research and education so future generation are able to avoid and prevent what I have dealt with.

     Thank you to everyone who supported me this year.  I did not reach my goal this year.  Due to problems with my ankle, I was unable to put the time in I wanted to and needed to for this event.  My ankle should be better by next year. Now that I know about where and when the event takes place, I will be better prepared next year.
Daily Update
 Totals To Date:
  Goal: $200.00
  Total Raised: $150.00
  Amount Left To Reach Goal: $50.00
  Number of Sponsors: 3
Fundraising Information
(This event is over.  Please visit this web site next year for information on the Kidney Walk 2010)
 Sponsor Me Online
  Visit my personal walk page on the National Kidney Foundation's web site in order to sponsor me online.
 Join a Walk in Your Area
  Locate a walk in your area and register as an individual or form a team.
 Sponsor Me By Mail
  To sponsor me by mail, send a check to:
    Tom Hagens
275 Cumberland Pkwy. Plaza #114
Mechanicsburg, PA  17055
  Make checks payable to the National Kidney Foundation
  All checks must reach my mailbox no later than Saturday, May 2, 2009
Tom Hagens
Jon and Deb Mattis
Janet Tauer
     Thank you to all of the fantastic individuals who have sponsored me in this event.
Contact Information
 Tom Hagens
  Phone: 717-880-1426
     Please contact me if you have any questions about this fundraiser.

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