One in nine adults suffer from chronic kidney disease and one in three are at risk. It is the mission of the National Kidney Foundation to spread awareness and defeat every type of kidney disease. The Kidney Masquerade Ball is the National Kidney Foundation’s largest black-tie affair with all proceed supporting research, patient services, and education to fight kidney disease.
The 2015 Kidney Masquerade Ball Chair will be Mark Testoni, President and CEO, SAP National Security Services (SAP NSS). Testoni is an active spokesperson and voice on veteran issues. He also helped create NS2 Serves, an independent nonprofit that trains and employs veterans for new careers in technology and business. He is also a partner of the Military Warrior Support Foundation’s “Homes4WoundedHeroes” program.
The Gala will feature medical and government leaders well as multiple different silent auctions. There will be live music by the Temptations, a lively cocktail reception, and seated catered dinner. This year’s honorees include:
Stephen D. Kahn, Outstanding Achievement Award
NBC4 Washington, Community Service Award
Anthem, Inc., Corporate Citizenship Award
Last year’s Kidney Ball raised over $700,000, an amount that this year’s Ball is looking to top.
The Annual Masquerade Kidney Ball will be held on Saturday, October 24th at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. For more information click here.
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