David Smith

Dave's London Marathon Fundraising Page

Fundraising for Kidney Research UK
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Event: Virgin London Marathon 2010, on 25 April 2010
Kidney Research UK

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We fund & deliver ground-breaking research to develop treatment and save lives.



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As you can see I am raising money for Kidney Research UK who were nice enough to provide me with a highly sought after Golden Bond place for the Virgin London Marathon 2010.  I have chosen this particular charity as kidney disease has a significant place in my family.  In September we celebrated the tenth anniversary of my papa's kidney transplant, something that has been truly amazing and given him a new life.  Unfortunately, however, there are many who have not been blessed with similar luck and it is for this reason that the research into kidney disease is so important.

To illustrate some of the main issues, here are a few facts relating to kidney disease in the UK today:

 - Kidney diseases can affect people of any age

 - Of the 7,672 people on the national organ waiting list, 6,909 of them need a kidney

 - By contrast, only about 1,800 kidney transplants are carried out each year

 - Uncontrolled, or poorly controlled, high blood pressure can cause chronic kidney failure.  Yet worryingly, large numbers of people with high blood pressure have not been identified

 - Diabetes is the single largest cause of kidney failure.  More than two million people in the UK have diagnosed diabetes.  At least a million people are thought to have diabetes but are unaware of it.  Recent reports indicate that more children will develop diabetes due to obesity, which could add to this number

 - There are over 6,500 new cases of kidney cancer diagnosed each year and this figure seems to be rising.  The disease causes around 3,600 deaths each year

 - There are currently believed to be over 37,800 adult patients receiving Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT) in the UK

To  find out more about Kidney Research UK, its activities and information on kidney disease, please visit www.kidneyresearchuk.org.

Please donate what you can and support Kidney Research UK and give as many people as possible a fighting chance against kidney disease.


About the charity

Kidney Research UK

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We are the largest charity dedicated to kidney research in the UK. Kidney disease ruins and destroys lives. Treatments are gruelling, relentless. There is no cure. We say this isn't good enough. We will transform kidney health. Kidney disease ends here.

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