Saving lives feet first
To combat kidney disease
- Cassandra just registered for Red Socks Run
- Eliza Dalziel just donated $20.00
- Paola just registered for Red Socks Run
- Krystal Bennett just donated $1.10
- Krystal just registered for Red Socks Run
- david just donated $1.06
- Sian just registered for Red Socks Run
- william just registered for Red Socks Run
- Hans Moothoosamy just donated $63.30
- Penny bartley just donated $10.55
- Neil Gordon just donated $263.75
- Bernice Battams just donated $1.10
- Bernice just registered for Red Socks Run
- Ian just donated $10.55
- Malcolm Davies just donated $1.10
- Malcolm just registered for Red Socks Run
- Carol Thomas just donated $30.00
- Nola Prisk just donated $37.98
- Jenny Bridge just donated $21.10
- Bradley Heffernan just donated $42.20
Why Red Socks you ask?
Right now, there is no cure for kidney disease so once diagnosed with kidney failure, many people will have to spend long periods of time undertaking dialysis.
On average people with kidney disease spend 60 hours a month on dialysis, strapped to a machine that cleans their blood.
Although it’s a life-saving treatment that is essential in keeping patients alive, the aftermath can leave them feeling extremely fatigued, unwell, dizzy and nauseous. Whilst on dialysis, a person's body will get very cold, particularly their feet.
So, this October let your ankles do the talking and wear your Red Socks to show people living with kidney disease you care.
Lesley was diagnosed with kidney disease when she was 29 years old, not long after she got home from her honeymoon.