Inspired by Mom

 

Charity Osborne walks for her mother each year.

 

Again this year, Osborne will walk in the National Kidney Foundation Kidney Walk which will be held on Sunday at the Great Escape.

 


“My goal is to get as many people as possible out to walk,” said Osborne. “We have mostly had family come out, but the group that walks with us seems to grown every year.”

 

As part of the Kidney Walk, Osborne raises money for her walk and support of the National Kidney Foundation. While she has always sought the help of family and friends in the four years that she has participated in the walk, there have also been fundraising events over the past couple of years.

 

“This is the second time that we have held the spaghetti dinner at Howie’s Bar and Grill,” said Osborne on the event that was held last Saturday. “We have also been raising funds through the Whitehall House of Pizza. It has been very successful and we have had a lot of people who either stopped by the House of Pizza or came to the dinner. I don’t want to force it down anyone’s throat, so we have small events and do more fundraising just between our friends and family.”

 

Osborne said that there are other individuals and groups from Whitehall that she has been with in the past, and that Whitehall annually does their part in supporting the organization that they walk for.

 

“We try to find out how much we were able to donate as a town each year that we are down there,” said Osborne.

 

Osborne’s mother, Sandra, has been affected by kidney disease, and has had a pair of kidney transplants.

 

“The first time that it happened, I was younger and didn’t really know much about what was happening or what was needed,” said Osborne. “the second time was about four years ago, and after that I pretty much decided that we should do this.”

 

Osborne said that this is the third year that she has joined the Kidney Walk.

 

“I knew that it was in Albany before, but once they started to hold one in Glens Falls, that is when we really got involved,” said Osborne. “Every year, there is more and more interest from people.”

 

This years Kidney Walk will be held at the Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom main parking lot on Sunday, April 26 with registration starting at 11:30 a.m. and the walk starting at 1 p.m.

 

For more information on the National Kidney Foundation and the Kidney Walk, visit the Web site www.kidneywalk.org.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Rain stops, the park rocks

Magill and Macri 3 cover

By Jamie Norton The skies opened up five minutes before Daryl Magill – one of the biggest draws of the […]

Dresden works to eradicate invasive weeds

Water chestnut harvester redit VT DEC

By Dan King The town of Dresden has started its annual effort to remove invasive water chestnuts from Lake Champlain, […]

Man walking to D.C. to ‘raise awareness’

don

By Dan King Don Duncan may be 65 years old but he’s not letting that stop him from raising awareness […]

Town, village to pledge support for bike trail

Canal Trail

By Dan King A multi-use trail from Waterford to Whitehall is expected to receive letters of support from both the […]

Area man to hold talk about Robin Williams

By Linda Ellingsworth It’s been almost a year since the untimely passing of comic great Robin Williams, and a local […]

Ride to benefit veterans

By Christina Scanlon When the bikers hit the road for the third annual ride to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project […]

Macuras ‘my favorite’

By Jamie Norton Daryl Magill has been lighting up the pagoda at Veterans Memorial Park for years. And every year, […]

Missing teen found

Two seemingly unrelated cases involving teens from Fair Haven, Vt., converged last week, resulting in both the arrest of a […]

Meet-n-greet famous grapplers

Brodus Clay

By Dan King Former WWE wrestler Brodus Clay will be the highlight of the World of Hurt Wrestling event tomorrow […]

Hartford to host annual sale

By Dan King There will be bargains galore next weekend in the “Heart of Washington County.” Hartford will host its […]

Despite tickets, drivers still disobey law

By Christina Scanlon A recent upswing in cell phone tickets in the village of Granville is due, in part, to […]

Teen drivers learn lessons

By Joshua Bassett and Christina Scanlon Brooke Perry let out a shriek and Justin Nardone got an orange safety cone […]