Running a Marathon for Kidney Disease
Inspired by his patients, Transplant Nephrologist Dr Rob Carroll is training for his first marathon – all to raise funds towards KTDRA!
Dr Carroll will run 42 kilometers in the Adelaide Marathon on Sunday 26 May, to raise funds and awareness for young adults who suffer from kidney failure.
One of his career achievements has been the establishment of Australia’s first young adult clinic for those aged between 18 and 26 who are suffering kidney disease.
“The clinic is available to people within this age group who may have had a transplant, or have inflammatory problems with their kidneys,” Dr Carroll said.
Unfortunately, one in three Australians are at risk of being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in their lifetime and Dr Carroll is working tirelessly in both research and clinical support for patients with a kidney condition.
“One of the biggest struggles for the clinic is the lack of funding,” Dr Carroll said.
“This is one of my main motivations for running in my first ever marathon – to raise funds to help our young adults whose lives are turned upside down when they are facing kidney disease.”
Funds raised for Dr Carroll will ensure ongoing funding for the clinic, helping young adults who are suffering from this health condition.
You can show your support of Dr Rob Carroll’s marathon run for research by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.