DaVita Helps Bring Free Kidney Screenings to

St. Louis

Nationwide Kidney Awareness Run|Walk raises awareness for the estimated 44,300 of

St. Louis residents who have chronic kidney disease

What: DaVita®, a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), will bring its fifth annual nationwide DaVita Kidney Awareness Run|Walk™ series to St. Louis’ Tower Grove Park on Sunday, Oct. 10. The run|walk is part of a 10-city series of 5K events benefiting The Kidney TRUST™, a national, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to reduce the human and economic costs of CKD.  Rapid kidney disease screenings, provided by The Kidney TRUST™, will be available for all participants at no charge. Registration is free at the Kidney Awareness website, http://www.kidneyawarenesstime.org/, or can be done for $20 on the morning of the event. There will also be family-friendly activities including games, face painting, hula hoops and a bouncy house at the Kid Zone, as well as music and refreshments.

Additional cities for the nationwide series of 5k events – Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Denver; Washington, D.C.; Virginia Beach, Va.; Ft. Worth, Texas; Sacramento and Long Beach, Calif.

When: Sunday, Oct. 10

Registration: 9:00 a.m.

Opening ceremonies: 10:00 a.m.

Where: Tower Grove Park – Pool Pavilion

4256 Magnolia Avenue

St. Louis, MO