The Kidney Walks have been an integral part of our fundraising world since 1996. Since that time, the Kidney Walks have grown into an almost $1 million/year extravaganza in Michigan, and have also been replicated throughout the country!
To sign up or for more information on all of these walk, visit kidneywalk.org
Kidney Walks are now held in the following areas, and feature some very unique family highlights:
Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak - June 2, 2013
The Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo is where it all started! More than 4,000 people attend this heartwarming event each year that features Radio Disney, many children’s activity stations, multiple food and vendor areas, a raffle of “gotta have it” items, a celebration of individual family teams, dialysis teams, and corporate teams, a program highlights area, a Champions Tent for our kidney patients, and of course adorable Zoo animals.
Fifth Third Ballpark in Grand Rapids - April 28, 2013
The Grand Rapids Kidney Walk takes place on the beautiful White Pines Trail, with all fun festivities taking place in or around Fifth Third Ballpark. From a petting zoo to face painting to a fun and “get fit” warm up, there is a lot to do! Expect to see over 1000 walkers each year, enjoying live music and a spectacular lunch courtesy of Brann’s.
Celery Flats in Portage - May 19, 2013
The Southwest Michigan Kidney Walk is a community-driven walk at Celery Flats, held in a beautiful historic park located a short distance from Kalamazoo and Battle Creek. Walkers can choose between a short or longer walk through the park, enjoy a yummy hot dog lunch, visit the Champions Tent, take a chance at winning a basket raffle, and let the kids blow off some steam at the play structure and interpretive center.
Lakeshore Walk in Muskegon - May 18, 2013
The Lakeshore Kidney Walk is one of the most beautiful Walks in the state! Walkers can enjoy live entertainment, pony rides, a kid’s area, and beautiful views of Lake Michigan while they register at the magnificent Pere Marquette. Walkers will enjoy a scenic walk through and along sand dunes with views of Lake Michigan. Held in the close community of Muskegon, the feeling of family is all around.
Concordia College in Ann Arbor - September, 2013
Located on the picturesque campus of Concordia College, the Ann Arbor/Brighton Kidney Walk is especially moving for local kidney patients and their families, as proceeds benefit the Peer Mentoring Program. With WDIV’s Steve Garagiola as MC, wide varieties of live music, multiple food vendors, a well populated Champions Tent, and several walk routes to choose from, this walk is not to be missed.
Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing - June 23, 2013
Held at the home of the Lansing Lugnuts, the Greater Lansing Kidney Walk features a delicious pancake breakfast, tons of great kids activities, VIP treatment for kidney patients, and live music from area artists, including local high schools and Michigan State University! Walkers will enjoy a stroll along the Lansing River Trail, through Adado Park, and downtown Lansing.