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UCLA sponsors annual fundraising walk for polycystic kidney disease

Date: 10/05/2012
Contact: Enrique Rivero
WHAT:
Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is an inherited, incurable disorder that affects about one in 1,000 Americans. It is the third leading cause of kidney failure, behind diabetes and high blood pressure, yet is relatively unknown among the general public.
 
To help increase awareness of the disease and raise funds for a cure, the UCLA Health is co-sponsoring the PKD Foundation's annual Los Angeles Walk for PKD, and nearly 90 UCLA Health volunteers organized by UCLA's Dr. Anjay Rastogi will participate in the event. Dr. Rastogi will also speak.
 
The event will feature prizes, raffles, information booths and more.  
 
WHO:
Speeches will be made by the following individuals:
 
Dr. Anjay Rastogi
Medical director of the UCLA Living Kidney Donor Program and director of UCLA Dialysis Services
 
Gary Godsey
President of the PKD Foundation
 
 
WHEN:
Saturday, Oct. 6
 
8:30 a.m.
Check-in
 
8:30–9:30 a.m.
Speeches by Rastogi and Godsey
 
9 a.m.
Kids' race
 
9:30 a.m.
2-mile walk
 
 
WHERE:
Santa Monica Beach Park (map)
Ocean Park Boulevard and Barnard Way, Santa Monica 90405
 
SPONSORS:
UCLA Health, Health Plus Inc.,  AST Enzymes, Great American Seafood, PlasCor, Savage BMW, Bramasol, GNC, Tea Pot Brand, The Vitamin Shoppe, Valcon Masonry and Construction Services, Alpha Atlantic, Atlantis Packaging, Orange County's Pacific Symphony, Perry's, Samson Productions, Elbows Mac 'n' Cheese, Vellano.
 
PARKING:
Parking is available for $8 in the lot at Beach Park 1 (map)
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Enrique Rivero | UCLA Health Sciences Media Relations | erivero@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2273 (office) | 310-597-5768 (cell)