The Melissa Daniels Kidney Spirit Award is given each year to a participant in the kidney walk/run that exemplifies "kidney spirit."  The journey of kidney disease is different for everyone and Melissa approached living with kidney disease in a way that did not define who she was as an individual.  She focused her energy on being an advocate, by volunteering for the Northeast Kidney Foundation and the Center for Donation & Transplant.  

The Melissa Daniels Team Kidney Spirit Award is an essay contest.  Essays should be no more than two pages in length, and should discuss what the kidney journey has meant to you and your family and how you have approached living chronic kidney disease.  The winner will be chosen by Melissa's family and the recipient will be presented with a placque at the Albany Walk/Run on June 11.  In addition, Melissa's family will make a $500 contribution to your fundraising efforts.  Get all the details here.


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