Thank you for visiting our personal fundraising page. We participate in the walk for kidneys each year to honor Melissa, as the kidney foundation was very important to her and touched her heart in many ways. First, as a child Melissa would participate each year in the pediatric holiday party and later she continued to participate in this event as a volunteer. Melissa was very active with the kidney foundation in a number of ways, as an advocate; as a volunteer at kidney screenings in the community; and as a representative at kidney conferences across the country. She was also an inspiration to many other patients and healthcare professionals. She never let anything stand in her way and lived her life positively, with an energy and spirit that left a lasting impression on everyone she met. This walk is a way for us to pay tribute to her and to help others living with kidney disease. We know Melissa is watching over us as we take steps to save lives, and we know she is thankful for your continued support. Please join our team and create your own fundraising page, or make a donation to our page. Together, we are raising funds that help people right here in our own community and paying tribute to Melissa and an organization that was very near and dear to her heart, and one that continues to be near and dear to us.
Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to my fundraising efforts. Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
We love and miss Melissa and on behalf of our family we thank you for your support.
We look forward to seeing you all at the walk.
Joellen and Jeff