At ARA, our focus on helping people extends beyond our corporate mission. We also support local activities in the communities surrounding our Beverly, MA headquarters and our clinics around the country.
Here are some of the activities that we participate in and support.
American Kidney Fund (AKF) Kidney Action Day – Kidney Action Day is a free event that focuses on helping people understand their risk for kidney disease and how to prevent it. AKF hosts Kidney Action Day throughout the country in a variety of locations. ARA’s Corporate office supported this event in Boston to help raise awareness: http://www.kidneyfund.org/prevention/free-kidney-health-screenings/kidney-action-day/.
Lynch Park Carriage House Restoration – ARA contributed $50,000 to the renovation of the historic seaside building in downtown Beverly, MA, close to ARA’s corporate offices. The updated building now serves as a function hall where weddings are celebrated and meetings are held. View the article in the Salem News.
The National Kidney Foundation hosts more than 100 Kidney Walks in communities around the country. Some of our clinics are actively involved in these walks with staff, patients and their families coming together to fight kidney disease.
The DeSoto Regional Dialysis Center made homemade, no-sew “puppy blankets” for the Tri-City Animal shelter. Additionally, the team filled two cars with donated food, toys and other supplies for the Tri-City Animal Shelter.
The staff at the Dialysis Center of North Philadelphia assisted in the NKF’s Keep Healthy screening program. The program is designed to educate people about their kidneys, including teaching them how to keep their kidneys healthy and how to reduce the risk of developing kidney disease. More information is available at www.kidney.org/keephealthy.
DeSoto Regional Dialysis Center helped sort and distribute gifts as “Santa’s Helpers” during the holiday season with the Salvation Army.