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National Kidney Foundation, Team SC

Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

NKFTeamSC - Vegas Nights Gala

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Columbia, SC Vegas Nights

National Kidney Foundation Gala


 On behalf of the Columbia, SC National Kidney Foundation Team and the National Kidney    Foundation, we invite the community to our second annual gala “Vegas Nights” Gala. This event will further the National Kidney Foundation’s dedication to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease.

 Our Gala is set to take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017, from 7:00PM – 11:00PM at the Saluda Shoals  River Center.  We expect more than 300 attendees including entertainers, business    professionals, community  leaders, kidney transplant recipients, care-givers and others at this very fun, festive and informative event that is  being held for the entire state of South Carolina.     

 As you may know, unfortunately, the Metro area is part of the “Diabetes and Stroke Belt.” One in three     American Adults is at risk for kidney disease. South Carolina is, in fact, recognized by public health officials for having an unusually high incidence of diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease – all  risk factors for Chronic Kidney Disease. Every year kidney disease kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer. Kidney disease often has no symptoms, and it can go undetected until very well     advanced.         
Kidney Facts for South Carolina

    ● KIDNEY DISEASE IN SC  1 in 8 South Carolinians have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).  

    ● Approximately 576,000 people have CKD in South Carolina.

    ● South Carolina is, per capita, fifth in the nation with the number of patients on dialysis.

     ● 75% of kidney patients in South Carolina are African American.

     ● Three out of four of those waiting for a kidney are African American, and South Carolina ranks second in the nation in the need for organs among African Americans.    

 Those supporting our Gala will be directly supporting our efforts to educate our community about     the steps they can take to live a healthy lifestyle, reduce risk, and encourage early detection and     treatment to slow or prevent the progression of kidney disease.     

Kimberly Suber        
Kimberly Suber    South Carolina Chairwoman    (c) 864-590-4995    Email:        
Stephani Tucker    Executive Director    803-799-3870 Ext. 621    Email:   

Have questions about NKFTeamSC - Vegas Nights Gala? Contact National Kidney Foundation, Team SC


Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

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National Kidney Foundation, Team SC

The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.

By supporting the National Kidney Foundation, you directly influence and positively impact the lives of those at risk for kidney disease, those living with chronic kidney disease, and those who care for and about them.

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