KSC Men's Lacrosse Team to Walk for PKD
KEENE, N.H., 9/29/10 – The Keene State College men’s lacrosse team will take a special off-season bus trip to Worcester, Mass. on Sunday. The Owls will join thousands of people around the country and Canada participating in the Walk for PKD (polycystic kidney disease).
The event in Worcester is one of 56 walks looking to raise funds and awareness about PKD, which is one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases.
Colin Barnett said the team wanted to show their support for Nancy Bleam, a member of the KSC athletic training staff. Bleam, who had a kidney transplant in 2007, has seen the disease take the life of her mother and also affect her sister and nephew.
“Nancy is always there for us, so we wanted to go down to Worcester and show our appreciation by supporting her,” said Barnett, a senior from Cheshire, Conn. “For some of the guys, Nancy is like a mother away from home and I know she feels the same way about us.”
To learn more about the walk and make a donation, you can visit Nancy Bleam’s personal PKD page at: http://www.pkdcure.org/Default.aspx?TabId=1182&ParticipantID=6752&Type=1&frid=170