The lakecity’s Nash Overton has made a huge impression on the Kidney Foundation of Canada, B.C. and Yukon Branch which has presented him with their Youth Recognition Award.
Only eight-years-old, Nash raised more than $14,000 for the 2015 Kidney Walk.
“Nash is a remarkable and very special young man, who not only was one of our youngest and most determined participants in our Kidney Walk campaign, Team Nash was also one of our top fundraising teams,” said BC and Yukon executive director, Karen Philip.
“He did an amazing job of raising much needed funds to support those fighting kidney disease.”
Described as a dynamic and charismatic young man with a contagious enthusiasm and great smile, Nash also has a personal connection with kidney disease.
At just two years old he was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome.
“I am very pleased to win this award,” said Nash in accepting the award. “It means a great deal to me to know that I can help make a difference for others who have kidney disease.”
Nash is also part of the foundation’s Kidney Kids, a group of young children affected by kidney disease, who have come together and deliver special dance performances to help raise awareness that kidney disease can affect anyone at any age.
“Nash is compassionate beyond his years with a desire to help make life easier for other children living with kidney disease,” said Nash’s proud mom, Fallon Overton.
The Kidney Walk campaign is one of the foundation’s signature fundraising campaigns with 1,700 walkers participating in 23 community walks last year across BC and the Yukon.