Kathy Zheng, MPH, Manager, Project Management and Clinical Innovations, PROMETRIKA, LLC.
PROMETRIKA was honored to be invited back to sponsor the American Kidney Fund’s Pairing for Prevention fundraising event in Cambridge, MA on October 11, 2018. We were glad to see that many of our industry partners who are leaders in the field of kidney research were in attendance as well.
The goal of the evening was to support the American Kidney Fund’s many programs and services dedicated to helping people fight kidney disease. The committee members and special guests reminded the audience that 30 million Americans live with chronic kidney disease, and they spoke of the direct impact that the work of our industry has on the lives of these patients every day. The innovations that our companies strive toward produce meaningful, positive improvements on disease outcomes. This resonated for me on a personal level as my grandfather received a kidney transplant 17 years ago, and my aunt has been on peritoneal dialysis for the past 10 years. I am happy to report that both continue to do well today, and I have no doubt that this is attributed to the support that organizations such as the American Kidney Fund provide to both patients and our research community.
Events such as Pairing for Prevention serve as useful touchstones to remind us of why our industry does what it does in the first place. The gathering of partners in support of a single cause also demonstrates the positive impact that collaborations in this highly competitive environment can have. We are proud to have shown our support for this event this year and hope to see our industry friends again next year.
For more information about the American Kidney Fund, please visit their website at www.kidneyfund.org/boston.