NKI Grand Rapids Walk October 18th

Collage de Heather TressaGrand Rapids, MI – The NephCure Kidney Walk returns for the 4th year to the Grand Rapids area, Sunday, October 18th.  The walk brings together area patients, friends, and family dedicated to raising awareness and vital funds to find improved treatment options and a cure for primary Chronic Kidney Diseases, including FSGS and nephrotic syndrome.

The walk will be held at Millennium Park, 1415 Maynard Ave SW in Walker, MI.  Registration opens at noon and the walk begins at 1 p.m.  There is no registration fee, but teams are encouraged to raise at least $1,000, with a total event goal of $10,000. The event is open to the public, but registration is encouraged in advance at

The NephCure Kidney Walk is especially meaningful to local residents and co-chairs Heather Luchies and Tressa Hollinger. Both of whose lives and families are impacted by these conditions.

“Being involved in the planning of this walk is my way of giving back to NephCure, who are working hard to find a cure for my disease”, says Heather. “Plus I find it helps “embrace” my disease rather than sit on the couch and do nothing about it.”

Both Heather & Tressa will be on their local Fox 17 station this Saturday morning at 7:40 to do a live interview about the NephCure Kidney International Walk this Sunday.

“This is what I’ve wanted since we partnered with NephCure and started the walk” says Tressa. “More awareness to find a CURE! Let’s rock this Heather Luchies!”

To register or donate to the NephCure Kidney Walk, please visit or contact Jayne Drew at


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