Hundreds of walkers gathered at Bayfront park today for the annual Duluth Kidney Walk to raise money for the The National Kidney Foundation. Several teams of walkers participated in multiple laps around the park, enjoyed music and food donated from area businesses.

Teams were walking in memorandum of lost loved ones and others, like the team I walked for 'Keepin' It Renal', were walking in support of individuals that are currently affected by kidney problems.

The 'Keepin' It Renal' team was walking for 18 month old Jackson Beattie, who is in need of a kidney transplant in the very near future, the team raised over $17,400, $4,000 of which was raised by Jackson's big sister Brooklyn, way to go B!!

Thanks to everyone that showed up in support of the event, it was a perfect morning for a walk and keep all the people affected by kidney illness, especially little Jackson in your thoughts and prayers.