Ann Arbor Brighton Kidney Walk

Pound some pavement for a great cause: the Ann Arbor Brighton Kidney Walk, where money raised will help support peer mentoring and other important programs for people with kidney disease and those at risk for it. Three levels of this fun, non-competitive walk are available, from .5 to 2.5 miles. Participants can register online early (, but walk—pun intended—are welcome. Each walker over the age of 2 is asked to raise a minimum of $10 in donations. Between registration at 10:30am and the beginning of the walk at noon, families will find plenty of fun activity booths as well as educational info about kidney diseases and the healthy eating and lifestyle choices that can help prevent them. “It’s very laid back,” says Lindsay White, Communications Coordinator for the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. “And one of the best parts is that you get to meet a lot of people, adults and children, who are dealing with kidney disease. Chatting with them about things like dialysis is a real eye opener.”

Sunday, September 15, registration 10:30am, walk at noon. Lillie Park, 4365 Platt, Ann Arbor. 800-482-1455.