The Alabama Kidney Foundation hosted its first in person Wiregrass Kidney Walk Celebration since the Pandemic on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Westgate Park/ Kiwanis Pavilion in Dothan.  It was exhilarating to see all our friends and supporters enjoying the company of others and coming together for such a wonderful cause.  An estimated crowd of 300 came out to cheer on all the hard work of our community raising nearly $115,000 with the true goal at $96,000.  Congratulations to all individual and team walkers, team captains, walk committee members, and volunteers who worked so hard to make this year’s walk a success! Special thank you to our 2022 Honorary Walk Chairs, Alan & Marty Clark and 2022 Honorary Patient Chair, Tiffany Davis.

For information on how to get involved with the 2023 Kidney Walk & Celebration taking place on April 14, 2023, contact Lisa Baity, Wiregrass Regional Director,

Top Teams:
Team Faith
Team Tiffany
DSI Security Services
Midsouth Bank
Dothan Hypertension

Top Overall Producers:
Earl Walker
Gladys Stephens-Joseph
Tiffany Davis

Special Thanks:
Daniel Sparkman – Walk Day Director
Nicholas Baity – Traffic control and walk logistics
Mercedes of Dothan- Paul Padgett & Mike Schmitz
Shute Pecan Company- Event/Walk logistics
Suzanne Barrick- Day to day intown operations

Prize Sponsors

LBA/Hilton Garden Hotel; Krispy Kreme Doughnuts; Metro Diner; Eagle Eye Outfitters; Fazoli’s Italian Fast Food; Winn Dixie; Piggly Wiggly; Extreme Action; Marco’s pizza; Landmark Park; The Warf Restaurant; Dothan Massage; Stretch Zone; Quench Essential Skin Care; ACOM; Hangar 38; Fitness Advantage; Adventureland; AR Workshop Dothan; Adrienne’s Creations


Special Thanks for Sponsorship/Participation of the Event

Kenny Dunny, Site Manager & Staff, Westgate Park; Eagle Eye Outfitters; ACOM SGA; Alabama Power Service Organization-Farley Nuclear Plant; Betsey Marshall; Paul Cochran; Dothan School of Massage; AALOS- equipment & fire truck; Michelin North American; Wallace Community College-Nursing School; Flowers Hospital; Southeast Health; Pentec; Legacy of Hope; AR Workshop Dothan; WRC Sterling Catering, Charles Kearney, Panera Bread; DJ Grant; B&B Inflatables; Dothan Balloons; Coca Cola of Dothan; Nantze Springs Inc; Bayer Pharm; UAB; The staff of local DaVita, DCI and FKC Dialysis Centers and the 2022 planning committee

Thank you to the following corporate sponsors for their support of the event:

 Corporate Sponsor (10,000+)
Mercedes’ of Dothan- Mike Schmitz Automotive

Corporate Patron ($5,000 +)
Fresenius Kidney Care
Dothan Hypertension Nephrology Associates
MidSouth Bank
DSI Security Services

Corporate Friend ($2,500 +)
Omni Marketing Group
Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Southeast Health
DaVita Kidney Care

Corporate Supporter ($1,000 +)
The G & L Flowers Foundation
BAYER Pharmaceuticals
McDaniel & Associates
Construction Partners Holdings, Inc.
DCI Dialysis, Inc.
Dr. Randall Nichols
Flowers Hospital
John Watson Charitable Foundation
Key Fire Hose, Inc.
Lewis Smith Supply
Michelin North America
Personnel Resources
Renal Hypertension Clinic, PC
Scenic Cable
Servis First Bank
Southern Nuclear Farley Plant
UAB Medicine Transplant Institute
Larry Blumberg Associates
Relevant Ventures
Walmart Community Foundation
Real Time LLC
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions

Corporate Backer ($500 +)
Eye Center South
Qualico Steel
Schwab Charitable
NAC Communications Consultants
Howell Automotive
Williams Foundation
Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Schute Pecan Company
Alabama Power Service Organization
Southern AL Surgery Ctr/ Dr. Jason Beaver
Hayne Hollis Family
Kohl’s Community Program
Radiology Associates of Dothan
Swedish Match
Carpenter, Wiggins, Jordan, Thomas & Scarborough
Flowers Insurance
Seminole Communications
Mansfield Energy
Panera Bread
Prim & Mendheim
Radiology Associates of Dothan
River Bank & Trust
Whately Supply Company
YellowWood ® Pressure Treated Wood
Hangar 38
Mark Pepe Architect
Wiregrass Construction Company

Special Thanks – Media Sponsors
Scenic Cable Productions
WTVY Media
WDHN Media
The Radio People
Dothan Eagle Newspaper