WALL TOWNSHIP — A Wall Township woman has made it her lifetime mission to support those living with IgA Nephropathy [IgAN], an auto-immune disease that attacks the kidneys.
Bonnie Schneider’s son Eddie was diagnosed with IgAN in 2004, prompting her to search far and wide for any existing medical research pointing toward a cure.
After finding none, Ms. Schneider quit her job in marketing and started the IgA Nephropathy Foundation with her husband, Ed. She now works full time as the director of the foundation.
On June 11, The IgA Nephropathy Foundation will host its 17th annual Jersey Shore 5K for Kidneys & 2 mile walk at the Allaire Municipal Complex. The opening ceremony will begin at 9 a.m, followed by breakfast and lunch.
Participants can pre-register online at runsignup.com/Race/NJ/Wall/JerseyShore5KforKidneys or write a check paid to IGAN Foundation, P.O. Box 1322, Wall, NJ 07719 postmarked by May 30. The cost to pre-register is $22 or $25 the day of the race for adults; $12 for children ages 12 and younger; and is free for children five and under.
All proceeds will go towards future research to find a cure for the rare kidney disease.
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