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The UNC Kidney Center’s Fifth Annual Kidney Kare 5k Run/Walk and Kids Kare ½ Mile Run was held on Saturday, March 20. An enthusiastic crowd of more than 500 participants was met with sunny, warm weather.

The Kidney Kare 5k continues to attract seasoned racers, recreational runners and hardy walkers. It has become a day of celebration and reunion for many kidney patients, donors, transplant recipients and supportive friends and family. Over the years the number of individual fund raisers has continued to increase with twice as many participants as in previous years. The Kidney Kare 5k has become the largest fund raising event for the Kidney Education Outreach Program and Patient Emergent Fund.

To celebrate the 5th year of the race, a children’s event was added this year, the Kids Kare ½ Mile Run. All finishers received a ribbon and it was apparent from the smiling faces that the kids (and parents) were quite pleased with their accomplishment.

The overall 5k run winners were Jeff Clabuesch and Mary Gill. The top three fund raisers were Jan’s Friends, Crystal Moseley and Roxanne Diesel.

We look forward to seeing you next March for the 6th Annual Kidney Kare 5k Run/Walk and the Kids Kare ½ Mile Run.

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