NEW YORK, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Award winning actor, comedian and host of NBC-TV’s top rated “America‘s Got Talent,” was named Honorary National Chair of the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walk program, kicking off this March. More than 100 events are held around the country, drawing 100,000 walkers on 5,000 teams with the goal of raising $8 million throughout the year.
The Kidney Walks raise awareness and funds to support the fight against kidney disease. Cannon plans to shine the spotlight on what he terms the body’s least known but most hardworking organ—the kidney. He never gave his own kidneys a second thought, and was hospitalized over a year ago for acute kidney injury and diagnosed with lupus nephritis. His condition has since stabilized and he’s stepping out in support of the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Walk.
“The kidneys filter out toxins in the blood, acting as…
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