Do you know that kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the U.S., and that it's responsible for more deaths each year than breast cancer and prostate cancer? Even more shocking is that 90% of people with kidney disease don't even know that they have it!
Do you know that diabetes and high blood pressure are the two leading causes of kidney disease?
1in9 Exists To Create Hope And Change The Trajectory Of Kidney Disease (Bold)
Shocked by the statistic that 26 million Americans, 1 in 9 adults, have kidney disease…and 90% don’t even know it, Raymond and Analyn Scott knew it was time to sound an alarm.
Raymond Scott was part of that 90% in 1998 when he “crashed” into dialysis at the age of 29 when his kidneys failed due to high blood pressure. The knowledge gained through their own experiences led Raymond and his wife Analyn to create 1in9 Charities, Inc, to create hope and change the trajectory of kidney disease.
Their vision is to save millions of lives through Awareness, Prevention and Regenerative Medicine.
The Scott’s, through 1in9, published the compilation book 1in9 Tribe – Kidney Disease Warriors Beating the Drum of Hope and Change, and are filming a documentary while creating and participating in exciting community events across the U.S. to shine a light on the urgent need for prevention efforts for the now estimated 1 in 3 Americans that are at risk for developing kidney disease in their lifetime.
You can join the village to help amplify the sound of 1in9’s drum beat to educate and empower the public to take charge and improve their overall health and the health of their kidneys…perhaps even yours!
“1in9” is a documentary to change the trajectory of kidney disease. This documentary will chronicle Raymond Scott’s 17-year journey, from kidney failure starting at the age of 29 to his competition at the 10th anniversary of Dancing with the Stars, AZ benefitting the National Kidney Foundation. The competition will take place at the Westin Kierland Resort Feb 20, 2016.
The goal of the documentary is to ignite a nationwide movement to promote awareness and prevention campaigns, as well as support expedited research and development of new treatment options including kidney regeneration. This focus will extend Raymond’s life and the lives of countless others, including those who share their own stories in the documentary.
We are also collaborating with doctors and researchers at the top of their field seeking innovative technologies to address the alarming number of people waiting for treatment.
small efforts make big change