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Lucky Kidney Run™

Lucky Kidney Run™


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Ronnie Brabson Jr will be singing the National Anthem to kickoff this year’s Lucky Kidney Run! Ronnie is the son of proud parents Ronnie and Tashia Brabson Sr and the grandson of Wilma Brabson and Floriece Gentry. He has one sister Tamyha and two brothers Bradley and Montel. Ronnie is a student at the Mount Olive elementary school where he is in the third grade and is active in choir under the leadership of Mr. Robert Huffaker . Ronnie is an honor roll student that loves to read ,spell and play basketball. He is also a part of Freedom school (a summer school program with a focus on reading) the Drum beats,(a drumming ministry) and the Lennon-Seney Youth ensemble out of Lennon-Seney United Methodist church under the leadership of Dr.Elston Mclain. Ronnie has been a special guest soloist at several local events including church concerts,banquets, school concerts, Market Square Mall (during Gospel on the square Celebration) and at his parents’ 10 year wedding renewal celebration this past December. Ronnie is a proud member of the First A .M. E Zion church under the leadership of Pastor Michael Mcnair . Ronnie enjoys playing the x-box’s, Uno,watching football and basketball and loves spending time with his family and friends.

Why Lucky “Kidney” Run?

Did you know that 1 in 7 Americans has kidney disease? That’s 30 million people! However, 96% of those with early kidney disease (stages 1 and 2) don’t even know they have CKD. And of those with severely reduced kidney function, (stage 4) but not on dialysis, 48%, are not aware of having the disease.* That’s why we at the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation host the annual Lucky Kidney Run and Knox Shamrock Fest, to bring awareness of this “silent” disease and educate the community about its risk factors, symptoms, and prevention.

Register for the Lucky Kidney Run Now!

The Lucky Kidney Run™ will begin at 10am on Saturday, March 14th, 2020, featuring 6K & 2K courses, beginning & ending in Market Square, downtown Knoxville. The 6k course is an out-and-back down Gay Street, through the Historic 4th & Gill neighborhood. The 2K course is a similar out-and-back down Gay Street, turning down several side streets and circling back to Gay. Awards ceremony to follow at approximately 10:45am.

Register for the Lucky Kidney Run Now!

Registration fee includes 6K or 2K race entry, a custom-designed, high-quality race shirt and a race packet full of race information and swag. Regular registration is $35/person for ages 13+; registration for children 9-12 years old is $20/person but does NOT include a race shirt; registration for children ages 8 and under is FREE but does NOT include a race shirt. Extra race shirts may be purchased online during registration process, or in person at early packet pickup (while supplies last). Shirt sizes are available in youth and adult sizes.

LATE registration will increase ​BY $5 ​(​$40 for ages 13+; $25 for ages 9-12; ages 8 & under will remain FREE)​ starting March 1st, 2020, at midnight (12:00am). You may also register in person at packet pickup on .

Race Day Registration will ONLY be available between the hours of 7am – 9am on Saturday, March 14th. Race Day Registration will Close at 9:00am.

Register for the Lucky Kidney Run Now!

NOTE: Due to the expected number of registrants on race day, we STRONGLY encourage you and your group to register early ONLINE.

 

*Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017

 

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Sponsorship is a great way to get your business in front of thousands of eyes over St. Patrick’s Day weekend. An overwhelming 8,000+ unique visitors attended Knox Shamrock Fest in 2019, which is an amazing value for any business wanting exposure and to show their support of nonprofits in the community. Simply view the sponsorship opportunities above and make your selections in the below application form.

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Fundraising
Fundraising

Did you know that 1 in 7 Americans has kidney disease? That’s 30 million people! However, 96% of those with early kidney disease (stages 1 and 2) don’t even know they have CKD. And of those with severely reduced kidney function, (stage 4) but not on dialysis, 48%, are not aware of having the disease.* That’s why we at the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation host the annual Lucky Kidney Run and Knox Shamrock Fest, to bring awareness of this “silent” disease and educate the community about its risk factors, symptoms, and prevention.

The Lucky Kidney Run™ is a large fund raiser for the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation. ETKF asks for your help in making this a strong and successful fund raising event. No donation or fundraising goal is too small! Please support our local mission of improving the lives of East Tennesseans suffering from kidney disease; 100% of funds raised stay right here in East Tennessee and help people with whom we work and play and those whom we care for and love.

RunSignUp’s personalized fundraiser pages with options to load pictures, social media sharing, scrolling list of donors and other new features make is easy and fun to contribute to ETKF’s mission. Create a unique team name so friends and family can easily locate and attribute their donations to your fundraising goal. Some companies offer matching donations by simply completing a form with HR; ask your company to support your fundraiser, or to sponsor a team!

Volunteer
Volunteering

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Volunteers are needed for both the Lucky Kidney Run™ and Knox Shamrock Fest held in Market Square on both Friday, March 13th and Saturday, March 14th. This is a favorite event of students needing community service hours for Tennessee Promise and school-related requirements. We happily accept groups of volunteers as well as children, as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian age 21 years or older. If you are interested in helping with alcohol sales, email admin@etkidney.org for pre-approval. All volunteers receive a FREE volunteer shirt, name badge & recognition at our annual kick-off party each September. ​Click here to VOLUNTEER! We need you to make our event a success! Thank you!

 

Knox Shamrock Fest Sponsorship Opportunities

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