Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. issued the following announcement on Nov. 9.
This Sunday, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) will continue their support of the National Kidney Foundation and the fight against kidney disease by walking in the 2018 New York City Kidney Walk. This fall, Konica Minolta employees across the country have formed teams and are walking to raise funds and awareness for the cause with a collective goal of raising $10,000, which will be matched by the company.
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a national health care crisis, and Konica Minolta has made it a priority within their company and the community to raise awareness and help find a cure. One in 3 American adults is at risk for chronic kidney disease. In New York State alone, 20,000 people have experienced kidney failure and over 8,000 are awaiting lifesaving kidney transplants. Money raised at the Walk directly supports National Kidney Foundation programs and services for kidney patients, their families, and those at risk.
“As a company, we are committed to supporting this important cause that affects so many of our employees and customers on a personal level. As a kidney cancer survivor, I know firsthand the importance of spreading awareness and the impact of the NKF’s research and efforts.” said Rick Taylor, president & CEO at Konica Minolta. Taylor will also be serving as Co-Chairman of the 2019 New York City Kidney Walk.
"We are thrilled to expand upon our partnership with Konica Minolta by welcoming them as a National Corporate Team participating in several Kidney Walks this Fall. Through this effort they continue to demonstrate their commitment to kidney health by educating and mobilizing their employees into one of the strongest corporate teams at our NYC event. We are honored to partner with Konica Minolta in this new and exciting way." said Meg Gilmartin - Executive Director, National Kidney Foundation Serving Greater New York.
In addition to their participation in the Kidney Walk, Konica Minolta is also the title sponsor of the NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic, the Premiere Amateur Golf Event for Charity.
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