Stewardship is one of HPM’s core values, and we aspire to add value to each other, our clients, our projects, and the communities in which we live and work. Our team in Mobile, Alabama, is proudly participating in the Alabama Kidney Foundation’s (AFK) annual Mobile Kidney Walk Celebration this year, taking place at UMS-Wright Preparatory School on May 1.
Leading the Kidney Walk Celebration is 2021 Honorary Walk Chair Andrew Betts, senior project manager at HPM, and 2021 Honorary Patient Chair Walter Pace, engineer at Airbus.
“At HPM, we strive to give back to the communities we serve and make positive change in everything we do,” Betts said. “As honorary chair of the 2021 Mobile Kidney Walk, I’m proud to know that the proceeds from this event will have a direct impact on thousands of lives in the Mobile community, as well as around the state of Alabama.”
Proceeds from the event will support local kidney patients in need through the AKF’s programs and services, including financial assistance and education. The ideal treatment option for a patient with kidney failure is to receive a kidney transplant. Unfortunately, the average wait time for a transplant is seven years. The only other alternative for survival is dialysis, which not only can take a toll on a patient physically but may also negatively impact them financially and emotionally. Currently 14,000 Alabamians must receive weekly dialysis treatments to sustain life.
This will be a drive-thru and socially distanced event to protect all participants, staff, and volunteers. You can help improve the quality of life for Alabama’s kidney patients by becoming involved in this year’s Mobile Kidney Walk Celebration. For more information about this event and how to register, visit http://www.mobilekidneywalk.org or call the AKF’s Mobile Area Director Dawn Rencher at (251) 721-0235.