According to the American Kidney Fund (AKF), there are 30 million Americans living with kidney disease. My husband was one of them, until he died in April. June 21st, would have been his 43rd birthday. AKF provided assistance for us when he became unable to work. The VA and Social Security didn't help us, but AKF did. So I'm holding a fundraiser in his honor to go to AKF, where 97 cents of every dollar raised goes back to patients and programming. The biggest cause of kidney disease is diabetes. You can donate blood or platelets for chemo patients. You can contribute to the American Kidney Fund, which has many programs to provide assistance to kidney patients and living kidney donors. My fundraising goal is $1,000 in 21 days. Visit bit.ly/GeorgeLNieves to contribute. Love means *action*. I hope you'll decide to do something in honor of him, me, or someone YOU love. Let's help some folks who are still with us. Thanks so much!