Satellite Healthcare Walks for Kidney Health in San Francisco
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, May 15, 2009 – Satellite Healthcare, one of the nation’s first and leading providers of kidney dialysis services and a major sponsor of nephrology research, today announced their participation at the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) walk in San Francisco was a huge success. This was the inaugural year for this event in San Francisco on May 9. Satellite Healthcare’s commitment to kidney health was represented by several staff assisting with health screenings and over 30 staff and family participating in the 3 plus mile walk. Satellite Healthcare supports the importance of the NKF’s education and awareness building to the public about kidney disease.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects more than 26 million Americans, with another 20 million having risk factors for developing the disease. Satellite Healthcare is an innovative organization that puts patient wellness and kidney education at the heart of treating CKD, presenting patients with all the prevention and treatment options available to them. “Anyone with high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney disease is at risk for kidney disease,” said Chris Kelley, division president of the NKF serving Northern California. “Funds raised at the Kidney Walk and funds donated by Satellite Healthcare will help us provide education to those at risk, free kidney health screenings and much more."
Upcoming NKF walks, Satellite Healthcare “Wellness” sponsored area include: Stockton, San Jose, Sacramento, Indianapolis, Princeton and Chicago. For more information about Satellite Healthcare and its mission to make life better for those with CKD, visit www.SatelliteHealth.com.
About Satellite Healthcare
Satellite Healthcare, Inc. is one of the nation’s first and leading providers of dialysis services and kidney disease care. With its affiliated services – Satellite WellBound, Satellite Dialysis and Satellite Research, Satellite Healthcare provides early patient wellness education, personalized clinical services and a complete range of dialysis therapy choices. This comprehensive offering allows Satellite Healthcare to advance the standard of chronic kidney disease care so patients can achieve a better life. For more information, visit www.satellitehealth.com
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