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E-Newsletter                               October 2012                  


Hope for the Future


On October 14, 2012, over 150 people attended the 2012 OHF NYC Kidney Walk.  

Walkers congregate at the start line for the 2.2 mile scenic walk in Riverside Park.

For the 3rd straight year, walkers met in New York City's Riverside Park, which overlooks the Hudson River to help raise awareness for Kidney Research.  


Kim Hollander, Executive Director was extremely appreciative for all who participated.  


"It's great to see so many people turn up for this walk," explained Hollander. "To see our community come together to support our patients year after year gives us hope for the future," she concluded.


The 2012 Walk for Kidneys generated $60,000 which will help OHF train a young physician into a PH specialist.


Rocking It Out 
On Saturday, September 29, a rock concert was held in Lobberich, Germany to benefit PH Selbsthilfe E.V, a German based patient support organization dedicated to helping patients affected with Primary Hyperoxaluria.


Over 800 people attended the concert at the Haus Seerose Inn, known as the 'Waterlily House' in Northern Germany.  


Ms. Michaela Sandkaulen, whose daughter Rabea suffers from PH, first came up with the idea for the concert in 2007.  OHF would like to congratulate Michaela and the entire organizing team for their continued efforts in helping end this rare, kidney stone disease.  A special thanks to Haus Seerose Inn for making this incredible concert possible.


Patients and supporters pose for a quick picture for a local newspaper in Germany.


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