National Kidney Foundation holds fun run at Hartley Nature Center

By KBJR News 1

March 29, 2014 Updated Mar 29, 2014 at 7:47 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- About 100 people made the most of a fun run at Hartley Nature Center on Saturday to raise money for the National Kidney Foundation.

Foundation organizers help spread awareness about kidney disease.

Organizers from the foundation say one in three people are at risk of having the disease due to high blood pressure and diabetes.

They also say one in nine people have the disease and don't know it.

This is the first year the foundation has held a two mile run in early spring.

"We have the walk in May, and in Duluth we find its tricky weather no matter what time of year it is," said Betsy DeVries, development assistant at the foundation. "People are busy during the summer and there are a lot of other running events going on so we thought this would be a unique opportunity."

People had the option to run, walk, hike, or snowshoe the trials.
A silent auction was also held after the run.

Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.