String Beans 2.0
Welcome to String Beans 2.0 Kidney Walk team page! The Kidney Walk is the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease. Held in nearly 100 communities, the event raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk.
On Saturday, November 7, 2020, String Beans 2.0 will walk together. Because of Covid-19, this event will be a little different. This cause is serious and very important to me. One (1) in three (3) people is at risk for kidney disease. 1 in 9 people have it, but only 10% are aware they have it.
Date: Saturday, November 07, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Where: McKinney Falls & Virtual Platform TBD.
You Decide! This year we are going
virtual from the safety of our homes, neighborhoods, or local parks across ALL of Texas
String Beans 2.0. will decide as a team how we walk, while practicing social distancing.
Walk, Hike, Jog, or Dance the Kidney Walk!
I was a top fundraiser last year! It was all because of friends and family.
Last year Carrie and Andy joined Strings Beans 2.0! They are back this year!
This was the best collage I have done for Kidney Walk!
Saba and Soraya have been doing this walk for a long time! This was either 2014 or 2015.
Should we do headbands this year?!
String Beans OG, String Beans 2.0.
Kidney Walk 2017!
What will the shirt be this year? 2018.
2019 String Beans 2.0 Team. Carrie, Andy, Kevin, Jessica (me), Billy the Kidney Beans, Soraya, and Saba.
2018 Kidney Walk!!
String Beans 2.0 Kidney Bean Logo since 2017. Courtesy of Kevin Oest II
2014 Kidney Walk Team!
Ramsay at the 2014 Kidney Walk! He is a proud member of String Beans 2.0
Greetings family and friends! I was born with a multi-cystic dysplastic kidney. A multi-cystic dysplastic kidney is a condition that occurs when one kidney doesn't form correctly in the womb. The non-functioning kidney is full of cysts and scar tissue. I've been fortunate to have overcome some adversity with my working kidney. But other people are not so fortunate. This is why I walk. I've been doing this walk since 2011. Why do I walk? I walk for my grandfather, who died due to complications with dialysis. Last year, I met a friend who is battling their own journey with kidney disease. I walk for my friend too. In 2020, I walk for everyone struggling with kidney disease who does their best to live each day to the fullest. I walk for everyone facing COVID-19 while battling kidney disease, and those whose kidneys have been impacted by complications due to COVID-19. Though I have been fortunate enough to have a less turbulent journey with my one kidney, it's hard to ignore the fact that kidney disease is prevalent, not just in my family, but around our country. Please consider making a small donation. Thank you, Jessica Oest