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Missed the kidney walk but want to help? It’s not too late to donate!

KKTV reporter Dustin Cuzick lost his battle with kidney disease in July 2019.  Ever since, 11...
KKTV reporter Dustin Cuzick lost his battle with kidney disease in July 2019. Ever since, 11 News staff have participated in the kidney walk in honor of his memory.(KKTV)
Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 12:21 PM MDT|Updated: Sep. 27, 2021 at 1:07 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Another year’s kidney walk is behind us, but it’s not too late to help!

Thirty-seven million Americans are currently living with kidney disease. Millions more have lost their lives to the disease, including longtime KKTV employee Dustin Cuzick, who died in 2019 at the age of 36. And 1 in 3 people are at risk of the disease and may not even know it.

The 2021 Southern Colorado Kidney Walk aimed to raise $49,000 to go towards improving the quality of life of those dealing with kidney disease -- including reducing organ transplant waiting times and patient services -- and towards research and education in hopes that one day far fewer will lose their lives to this terrible disease. The walk brought in commendable $38,882, but fell short of its overall goal.

Even though the walk came and went Sunday, you can still donate! One dollar, $5, $20, $200 -- any and every cent helps better the lives of people battling kidney disease! All proceeds raised will stay in southern Colorado. Click here to read more about how your funds will be used.

To donate to the kidney walk, click here. For more information on the National Kidney Foundation, click here.

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