sponsored its first ever 5K Heritage Ball 2012 Road Race for Charity and all the proceeds from this
very successful Road Race were donated to the American Kidney Fund, who was one of many health
care providers in attendance of the Heritage Ball 2012 Health Fair.
Noni Walker Redding, Southeast Region Associate Director, was onsite with her team providing
American Kidney Fund screenings and educational material to Heritage Ball goers. Noni is also shown
here accepting the donation for AKF from GDI’s President Cora O’Kelley for all the help they provide to
the community at large.
26 million American adults have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and millions of others are at increased
risk. Early detection can help prevent the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure. Heart
disease is the major cause of death for all people with CKD. High risk groups include those with
diabetes, hypertension and family history of kidney disease. African Americans, Hispanics, Pacific
Islanders, Native Americans and Seniors are at increased risk.
Good Deeds International will continue their commitment to Health and Wellness as one of their
corporate tenets. Each year at the Heritage Ball, an annual Health Fair is conducted and a large effort
is put forth to ensure attendees take advantage of the many health and wellness services available
during this weekend of celebration.