Kidney Foundation Picnic

Knoxville (WVLT) -- Sunday was a day of fun for people dealing with the difficulties of kidney disease.

The National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee put on the 20th Annual Patients' Picnic at Chilhowee Park.

Organizers say they bring together kidney patients, donors and their families and give them a chance for people to leave the stress of their condition behind and enjoy themselves.

"Kidney disease effects one in nine people in East Tennessee, which translates into about 267,000 people," said Terry Gillingham, of the Kidney Foundation's East Tennessee chapter. "There are also one in nine people who are at risk for kidney disease, so it's a tremendous problem that not many people are aware of."

You can find out more about the National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee by clicking on the link below.

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