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Nephcure Walk in Honor of JMU Women's Basketball's Dawn Evans Scheduled for Friday, April 22
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:04/10/2011
Courtesy: Diane Elliott/JMU University Photography

HARRISONBURG, Va., April 10, 2011 -- A fundraising NephCure Walk for Dawn Evans is scheduled for Friday, April 22, at the JMU Convocation Center.

Fundraising also takes place Wednesday night at Ham's Restaurant in Harrisonburg, where 20 percent of proceeds from food purchases between 5-9 p.m. will be donated to the NephCure Walk. 

The walking fundraiser is designed to raise vital dollars to further The NephCure Foundation's mission of saving kidneys, saving lives.  More than a fundraiser, The Nephcure Walk provides support for those lives that have been touched by Nephrotic Syndrome and FSGS while raising awareness.

Evans, the JMU basketball team's point guard, was diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a disease that attacks the kidney's filtering system, in December 2009.  The 2011 Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year is an ambassador for The NephCure Foundation, a non-profit that serves as a resource for families dealing with kidney diseases and funds research seeking treatment and a cure.

Registration for Friday's walk is at 6 p.m. indoors at the JMU Convocation Center.  The walk, which is scheduled for 7-9 p.m., will also take place indoors at the Convo.

The event will include a block party, music and entertainment.  

Al walkers who raise $100 or more will receive a free T-shirt at the event.

NephCure's "Sign on for Dawn" (
www.signonfordawn.org) fundraising campaign raised $7,066 toward its $10,000 goal.  That includes $644 that was raised at NephCure Night, held in conjunction with the Dukes' Dec. 20, 2010 game vs. Virginia, and numerous donations made the week of that event.

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