With the support of HE Dr. Ali Al-Obaidi, the Minister of Health and Kuwait’s private sector leaders including Ali Abdulwahab Al-Mutawa Commercial Co. (AAW) The Athlete’s Foot and Roche, more than 200 community members participated in Kuwait Nephrology Association’s (KNA) walkathon this week to help patients in Kuwait suffering from kidney disease.
Participants walked from Corniche Club in Sha’ab to Green Island as part of the association’s annual outreach program to help signify the prevalence of kidney disease across the country and commemorate World Kidney Day. Ali Abdulwahab Al-Mutawa Commercial Co. partnered with KNA to fully support the walkathon.
The prevalence of kidney disease is increasing dramatically worldwide, and the cost of treating it poses an enormous burden on individuals and healthcare systems. With diabetes being the primary cause of kidney disease, Kuwait has seen an increase in cases of kidney failure in line with the increase of obesity.
AAW General Manager of Sports and Fashion, Khalid Al-Mutawa said: "We thank everyone who walked this week in support of this cause and thank KNA for taking the necessary steps to help patients in Kuwait. We at AAW will continue to support these causes that make an important and positive difference in our community."
AAW has an on-going commitment in corporate social responsibility in more than half a dozen fields. In the last 10 years, AAW has contributed yearly to NGOs similar to Hayatt Breast Cancer Foundation and also include Cancer Awareness Nation (CAN), the Human Rights Watch, and the Women’s Social and Cultural Society for causes like human rights, helping children with terminal illnesses, and aid to Syrian families.