NephCure Kidney International and Local NY Teenager Sydney Levine Launch MARCHing to Awareness


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NephCure Kidney International and Local NY Teenager
Sydney Levine Launch MARCHing to Awareness

{Melville, NY, March 2, 2016} – NephCure Kidney International and Sydney Levine, from Melville , NY, will be MARCHing to Awareness for the month of March.  Sydney, 15, rang the closing bell at the NYSE yesterday to kick off her month long drive to promnote awareness of  chronic kidney disease.  Sydney’s brother, Matthew, 12, has Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a rare kidney disease for which there is no cure.

FullSizeRenderMARCHing to Awareness is a campaign aimed at promoting f National Kidney Disease Awareness Month and will target a different activity each day of the month.  Yesterday, March 1, Sydney spoke in front of the Suffolk County Legislature and rang the NYSE closing bell.

“Academics aside, I wanted to express my admiration for Matthew in the way he conducts himself.  In spite of his condition, his positive attitude never waivers.  I cannot remember the last time I didn’t see him with a smile on his face.  Many kids would use his condition as a crutch or an excuse; he appears to use it as a motivator.  I, for one, am inspired by this. I hope this month is just a start to finding a permanent solution to what Matthew and other kids like him are going through,” Chris Regini, Matthew and Sydney’s science teacher.

For more information, please visit or search #KidneyAwarenessMonth

NephCure Kidney International is the only organization committed exclusively to support research seeking the cause of the potentially debilitating kidney disease Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and the diseases that cause Nephrotic Syndrome, improve treatment, and find a cure.


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