The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, which serves Kent and Sussex counties, will hold its annual Southern Delaware Kidney Walk on April 30 at Cape Henlopen State Park, 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes.

More than 600 people are expected to attend this family- and dog-friendly event including kidney patients, friends and family members.

“We encourage individuals, families and the medical and corporate communities to join us for an inspiring morning that will make a real difference in the lives of people living with kidney disease, including nearly 3,400 Delawareans on dialysis,” said Kristy Ferracci, an FKC dialysis technician who donated a kidney to her husband 10 years ago.

Check in will begin at 10 a.m. at the Picnic Pavilion. After announcements by WBOC-FM Morning Personality Sarah Petros, the walk will start at 11 a.m. Participants can choose from a 3-mile route or a shorter route for strollers and wheelchairs. The event also will feature entertainment; refreshments from Starbucks, Giant and Panera; a petting zoo; photo booth; vendor booths; and the Kidney Kids Corner with face painting and games.

Funds raised through Kidney Walk will directly support NKF-MD’s patient services, education and research efforts. There is no registration fee, but Cape Henlopen State Park charges a $5 per vehicle entrance fee. Participants who raise a minimum of $100 will earn a Kidney Walk T-shirt.

For information or to register, visit or call 410-726-8732.