Its unsettling that many diseases out there dont have cures yet. But when we band together for awareness, the result is nothing short of empowering. For instance, in the month of October, pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness were found on football helmets during NFL games. So while we threw back a few cold ones, we were reminded that more needs to be done. This Saturday, lace up the sneaks and trek on over to Bayfront Park for Miami Walk for PKD. For the unfamiliar, polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is an inherited disease. Cysts develop on both kidneys, which leads the affected kidneys to increase in size and weight. This free fundraising event features a noncompetitive one mile walk along Miami's very scenic Bayfront Park (301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami) and a bounce house for the kids. Pre-registration is over, but everyone is welcome to sign up on walk day. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., there's a yoga warm up at 9 a.m., and the walk starts at 10 a.m. If you cant make the walk, donations are accepted online. Visit pkdcure.org/miamiwalk.
Sat., Oct. 24, 8:30 a.m., 2009