This past weekend’s NBC4 “Health and Wellness Expo” was an opportunity for people in the greater metropolitan area to come out and celebrate the fairly self-explanatory topic of health and wellness.
One of the more entertaining events of the weekend was the Zumba presentation “Zumbratomic,” coordinated by the Redskins, Sport&Health and The National Kidney Foundation (NKF). Redskins players Lorenzo Alexander and Reed Doughty were at the expo as spokesmen for the NKF, and joined Redskins cheerleaders, emcee Rick ‘Doc’ Walker, and area Girl Scouts for some Zumba.
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Redskins safety Reed Doughty spent some time the other night talking to Redskins beat reporter Chris Russell on ESPN980. The conversation covered the spectrum, from Doughty’s characteristic charity work to how the defense can improve their ranking. You can listen to it in the 980 Audio Vault (in the miscellaneous tab), but Redskins.com intern Brian Tinsman has the highlights below.
During a recent interview with Chris Russell on ESPN 980, Reed Doughty detailed his busy offseason. In addition to staying in shape for football, Doughty will be Honorary Walk Chair for this Sunday’s Northern Virginia Kidney Walk at the Reston Town Center.
“The reason why I’m doing it is because my son was born with kidney disease,” Doughty told Russell. “For my son, his disease was not preventable, but for so many people in the Washington DC area-which [has] the highest prevalence of kidney disease in the nation-it is preventable.”
The walk will be held on April 3rd at 3 p.m. and features both one mile and 5k options. Registration is free, but participants are encouraged to raise at least $200. All benefits will go to the National Kidney Foundation.
“There’s 26 million Americans affected by kidney disease and over 700,000 in the Washington DC area,” Doughty explained. “We’re just trying to create, obviously some donations and funds, but I’m also out there just trying to create some awareness for what causes kidney disease and how we can prevent it.”
As for Doughty’s son, he’s enjoying a regular life after wife, Katie, was able to donate her kidney to save his life. “He’s three years post-transplant and he’s doing great, but he was on dialysis,” Doughty said. “Obviously in regards to him having only one kidney, he’s not going to be playing a whole lot of contact sports and things of that nature. But no, he’s been doing great, he’s been going to preschool and he’s doing all of the things that kids get to do.”
Doughty also took the time to talk to Russell about some football.
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