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NEW ORLEANS, LA – 365 Connect, the leading provider of award-winning marketing, leasing, and resident service platforms for the multifamily housing industry, announced today that the company will participate in the Annual New Orleans Kidney Walk Event being held on Sunday, November 14, 2021. 365 Connect is a key sponsor of the event and is asking its friends, fans, and followers to join the 365 Connect Kidney Walk Team, donating along with them to support this extremely worthy cause.
The National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walk is the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease. Each year, thousands of walkers nationwide come to the aid of the 37 million Americans that suffer from chronic kidney disease. Ninety-six percent of these patients are unaware of their diagnosis due to kidney disease’s asymptomatic nature within its earlier stages. In terms of national standing, Louisiana ranks highest per capita for chronic kidney disease with 1 in 5 of its residents getting a kidney transplant within the past year.
“We are excited to have 365 Connect join us again this year,” stated Torie Kranze, CEO of the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana (NKFL). “Their participation and sponsorship of this event demonstrates their continuing commitment to our community and concern for the lives of others. There are millions of Americans living with kidney disease, and this walk will encourage them to take the lifesaving step of getting their kidneys checked, in order to become aware of any needs.”
Kerry W. Kirby, Founder and CEO of 365 Connect, responded, “Every step you take on your Kidney Walk journey will provide hope for those living with kidney disease. A diagnosis of kidney disease is life- changing and affects not only the patient, but the entire family as well. For many, it means losing hours of the week to dialysis, impacting opportunities to work, travel, and spend time with loved ones. Personally, I am all too familiar with the impact of the diagnosis, as I lost my father to this disease and will be participating in his memory. I am forever grateful to our amazing team members for their unwavering commitment to help raise awareness and supporting me in this very personal cause.”
Held against the gorgeous backdrop of Lafreniere Park in Suburban New Orleans, the Annual Kidney Walk encourages participants to lace up, walk, and have fun while making a difference. Celebrating its 20th year, the event will feature food, music, and a pre-walk aerobic warm-up. Registration for the non-competitive walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the opening ceremony and walk starting at 10:00 a.m.
Kirby concluded, “Our partnership with NKFL extends far beyond the Kidney Walk. Together, we are embarking upon a mission to bring public awareness to the disease, assist in the funding of research, and encourage those at risk to make an appointment with their local physician. It is the goal of our team to be present during these events and provide support to the wonderful programs offered through the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana.”
Lace up and walk with us by joining the 365 Connect Kidney Walk Team.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION: The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease. The organization works to support hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk. For more information, visit www.kidney.org
ABOUT 365 CONNECT: 365 Connect is the leading provider of award-winning marketing, leasing, and resident service platforms for the multifamily housing industry. Founded in 2003 with an unwavering commitment to delivering an integrated suite of comprehensive technology solutions, 365 Connect empowers property managers to accelerate conversions, simplify transactions, and elevate services. Learn how 365 Connect is leveraging its legacy of continuous innovation to solve tomorrow’s challenges today at 365connect.com