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Crystal Run Healthcare Raises Over $1,400 for Nephcure Foundation


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Practice Contributes Annually to Help Support Research and Find a Cure

Middletown, N.Y. – July 13, 2017 – Crystal Run Healthcare hosted a dress down day, led by pediatrician Dr. Lin-Lin Y. Remenar, to help support the NephCure Foundation- an organization exclusively committed to supporting research that pursues the cause of the potentially debilitating kidney disease, Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and Nephrotic Syndrome, and to improve treatment and help find a cure.


In 2013, Dr. Remenar, her son, Van, and her family founded “The Fighting Kidneys”, a Team of “Nephletes” that compete in the Classic Team Charity Challenge (CTCC) in the Crystal Run Healthcare Classic 10K and Rowley 5K road races each year. In total, Crystal Run and its employees raised $1,410 which contributed to the over $8,000 that “The Fighting Kidneys” raised to date this year for the NephCure Foundation.  Since the inception of “The Fighting Kidneys” over $40,000 has been raised and donated.


“Ordinary?  Not even close!  My son Van deems himself an ordinary thirteen year old that plays football, lacrosse, and soccer with involvement in Boy Scouts and Junior National Honor Society.  He also just so happens to have a rare disease called nephrotic syndrome.  It’s been six and a half years since he was diagnosed with this kidney disorder and it’s been five years since, as a family, we decided not to let the disease take over our lives, but contribute our efforts in helping find a cure.  This is how ‘The Fighting Kidneys’ was born. With the amazing support of the local community and Crystal Run Healthcare, we’ve raised over $40,000 to donate to NephCure, a non-profit organization working aggressively to find a cure.  While we feel blessed that he is doing well and has been in remission for the last 8 months, we continue our passion of helping to find a cure for him and others with this disease, ” said Lin-Lin Y. Remenar, MD, Pediatrician at Crystal Run Healthcare.