On Saturday, Sept. 25, the Belmont women’s basketball team joined more than 300 Middle Tennesseans at the annual Walk for Polycystic Kidney Disease in Brentwood’s River Park. In addition to participating in the walk, the Bruins volunteered in the youth activity area, engaging the children with games and basketball drills. The team also signed autographs and posed for pictures with the youth in attendance.
“It was a great experience to be there and hear the PKD Foundation Nashville Chapter announce that they had surpassed their goal of $40,000 that Saturday,” said Head Coach Brittney Ezell. “Again, our players were wonderful ambassadors for Belmont University through their giving spirits and their willingness to serve others in the community. “
The Walk for PKD is the signature fundraiser for the PKD Foundation whose mission is to promote programs of research, advocacy, education, support and awareness to discover treatments and a cure for PKD and improve the lives of all it affects.
PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) is one of the most common genetic life-threatening diseases for which there is currently no cure. It affects 600,000 Americans, almost 12,000 Tennesseans and 12.5 million people worldwide. It is more common than Down Syndrome, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and sickle cell anemia combined. For more information, visit www.pkdcure.org.