KenJo campaign raises $40,000 for ET Kidney Foundation

East Tennessee Kidney Foundation president Sarah Burton, left, and past president Craig Horsley, right, accept a $40,000 donation from Charles “Wes” Carruthers, Jr., vice president of Downey Oil Co./KenJo Markets. The funds were raised through the sale of benefit coupon books at area KenJo Markets locations.

East Tennessee Kidney Foundation president Sarah Burton, left, and past president Craig Horsley, right, accept a $40,000 donation from Charles “Wes” Carruthers, Jr., vice president of Downey Oil Co./KenJo Markets. The funds were raised through the sale of benefit coupon books at area KenJo Markets locations.

The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation is the recipient of a $40,000 donation, thanks to benefit coupon books purchased by KenJo Markets customers. The funds will be used to enhance the lives of East Tennesseans who have kidney disease or are at risk or affected by the disease.

“We are very appreciative of our customers and employees who helped raise the money through the KenJo coupon book campaign,” said Charles W. “Wes” Carruthers Jr., vice president of Downey Oil Co./KenJo Markets. “The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation is a fantastic organization, and the money stays right here in the region to help patients with kidney disease.”

“The support of KenJo Markets has been instrumental in the growth of the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation,” said Sarah Burton, board president for the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation. “On behalf of the board of directors, we sincerely appreciate this donation and the support of Wes Carruthers to further our mission of providing patient services and transportation to dialysis patients.”

The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation is a local charitable 501(c)(3) organization completely run by volunteers and the contributions of our community. The organization provides patient services and support to East Tennesseans affected by kidney disease and also information and education on the prevention of kidney disease.

For more information and to donate, visit http://www.etkf.net.

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