Twenty-Fifth Annual Charity Hike For Kidneys Hosted At Diversey Harbor In Chicago

. Nearly 2,000 people gathered at Diversity Harbor this morning for the 25th anniversary of the Walk for Kidneys fundraiser. Kidney transplant recipient and CBS 2’s Ed Curran, who thanked his sister for saving his life with a kidney donation, emceed the event. Participants, including Ed’s team Gigi, were encouraged to take the 5k walk at a leisurely pace to enjoy the journey and connect with others. Curran was praised for using his experience to inspire others and raise awareness for kidney health.

This morning, nearly 2,000 individuals gathered at Diversity Harbor to participate in the 25th annual Walk for Kidneys fundraiser. Among the attendees was CBS 2’s Ed Curran, a kidney transplant recipient thanks to his sister, who emceed the event. Sharing his personal experience, Curran highlighted the importance of organ donation and the impact it can have on saving lives.

Participants in the walk, including Curran’s team Gigi, were encouraged to treat the 5k as a leisurely stroll, fostering a sense of community and allowing for conversation and enjoyment along the journey. Curran’s advocacy and willingness to share his story not only raises awareness about kidney health but also serves as an inspiration to others facing similar challenges. The event was a success, with attendees commending Curran for his efforts in using his platform to make a positive difference.

As the Walk for Kidneys fundraiser marked its 25th anniversary, the event brought together individuals from diverse backgrounds to support a common cause. Curran’s personal journey as a transplant recipient added a poignant touch to the event, emphasizing the significance of organ donation in saving lives. With nearly 2,000 people participating in the walk, the community spirit and collective effort showcased the power of coming together for a meaningful purpose.


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