With the ending of the Southwest Michigan Kidney Walk, the Kalamazoo Area Renal Support Group realized that there was a void in what was available to those LIVING with kidney disease in southwest Michigan.  What was needed?  A gathering where all those LIVING with kidney disease, whether they are on dialysis, transplant recepient, pre-dialysis, pre-transplant or in memory of those who have passed, could come together in fellowship and celebrate life, raise awareness as well as raising money to help those people in southwest Michigan.

STRIVE to THRIVE is a picnic combined with a walk to raise awareness about kidney disease and its effects on the 15% of americans LIVING with kidney disease, whether they realize it or not.  Set in the beautiful Oshtemo Township Park, the walk is laid out over the park's combined 1/2 mile course.  The park also offers a basketball court, tennis courts, wiffleball field, disc golf and playground for the kids.

Sunday, September 23, 2018 11am - 3pm Registration opens @ 10:30am