The Alabama Kidney Foundation hosted its Birmingham Kidney Walk “Drive-Thru” on Saturday, May 1st at John Carroll Catholic High School. Excited and Wide-eyed participants enjoyed a beautiful sunny day by raising over $100,000 for Alabama’s kidney patients in need! Congratulations to all individual and team walkers, team captains, Board of Advisors, Walk Committee members, Volunteers and all who worked so hard to make this year’s Kidney Walk “Drive-Thru” a success! A Special thank you to 2021 Honorary Walk Chair, Dr. William Ferniany, and Co-Chair, Ms. Gwen Deierhoi, on their dedication, commitment and impact this walk season!

For information on how to get involved with the 2022 Kidney Walk contact Brad Cary, Central Alabama Regional Director, at

Top Overall Producers:
Norma Stewart -Team UAB
Teresa Vaccaro – Betty Hollis Team
Edna Weaver – Alabama Power Service Organization (APSO)

Top Fundraising Teams:
Team UAB – Norma Stewart, Team Captain
UAB Transplant- Daagye Hendricks & Martha Tankersley, Team Captains
Betty Hollis Team – Teresa Vaccaro, Team Captain

Prize Sponsors
Alabama Splash Adventure
Alys Stephens Center
Birmingham Barons
Birmingham Legion FC
Birmingham Zoo
Cahaba Brewing Company
Cool Box
Frutta Bowl
Full Moon BBQ
Good People Brewing Co.
McWane Science Center
Mister Car Wash
PGA Golf Superstore
Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe
Trader Joe’s
The Cheesecake Factory

Special Thanks:
John Carroll Catholic High School

Special Thanks for Participation of the Event
Cool Box; Ryan Jones- Entertainment; Ann’s Balloons; Signs Now; UAB Division of Nephrology Research; UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute; Martha Tankersley; Daagye Hendricks; Birmingham Legion FC ;Mr. Chris Black, Mrs. Holly Olsofka, Mr. Michael Emert; WBRC Fox 6 News; Mrs. Lauchlan Smith; Brian Pope; Alabama Power Service Organization; Mrs. Rebecca Smith; Mrs. Colleen Hoffman; Bud & Diane Alessio; Mr. David Reeves; Mrs. Becki Connally; Dr. William Ferniany; Ms. Gwen Deirhoi, Mrs. Norma Stewart; Mrs. Edna Weaver; Mrs. Marilyn Henry; Mr. and Mrs. Matchett Gunn; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gunn; Mrs. Lisa Bimbo; Dr. Tom Watson; Dr. Hank & Ruth Dahlene; Legacy Community Federal Credit Union; AT&T Pioneers ; Roz Hood; Rosemary Parker; Wyatt’s Warrior’s; Natasha Brooker and Family; Fresenius; Davita; US Renal, Cahaba Brewing Company; Oak Mountain Brewing Company; Ryan Jones; Overtime Bar & Grill; Alan Graves; Mason Favre; Ethan Lynch; Alyssa Weisberg;

Thank you to our 2021 Kidney Walk Sponsors!

Corporate Sponsors – $10,000 +

Corporate Patrons – $5,000 +



Corporate Friends – $2,500 +




Corporate Supporters – $1,000 +




Corporate Backers – $500 +

AAA Renovations
CarMax Foundation
Hugh Susan Thomas Giving Fund
Tuscaloosa Nephrology Associates