More than 700 people show up for Lucky Kidney Run

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- More than 700 people showed up downtown Saturday morning for the Lucky Kidney Run.

The 6K race raised more than $30,000 for the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation.

The event, in only its third year, has become one of the biggest fundraisers for the organization.

Katie Martin, East Tennessee Kidney Foundation Executive Director, says a lot of the money goes toward helping lower-income dialysis patients get to and from their appointments.

"We also have a dental assistance program that helps people get the care they need to be cleared for the kidney transplant waiting list," she said. "We also have a nutritional supplement program. We help 1,400 patients a year with that."

The race aligns with Kidney Awareness Month. The organization also uses the event to remind people about the importance of kidney health.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 249146401 -
Gray Television, Inc.