The National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) will hold its fifth annual Rappel for Kidney Health signature event, Friday, June 6, and Saturday, June 7, at Charm City’s tallest hotel, the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront (700 Aliceanna St.).
Nationally Syndicated Radio Host Tracy Hart will be among the participants in the 28-story adventure from the hotel roof to the fifth floor pool deck.
Celebrity VJ, Hart is a highly recognized syndicated radio and television personality who won national acclaim for programs such as “Inside APG" and is currently general manager of the KHZTV Network, which includes 810 WYRE Annapolis/Baltimore, 970 WAMD Harford County, and 1460 WKHZ Eastern Shore.
Her performing experience includes a daily radio and internet TV program, radio and TV commercial performances, and countless emcee appearances throughout the state including the nationally televised Military Bowl Parade.
A featured keynote speaker at several conferences, she also writes a regular feature column for Harford Style magazine and The Examiner online. She has prior rappelling experience as an Air Force Auxiliary Captain.
“I am honored to demonstrate the kind of courage that those suffering from kidney disease demonstrate on a daily basis,” said Hart, who lives with her four children in Abingdon.
She will join such other sports and media personalities participating in the event as Towson University Head Football Coach Rob Ambrose, WJZ Reporter/Anchor Jessica Kartalija, “Heavy Hitting Diva” Franchon Crews (member of Team USA, the #1 female boxer at the Olympic weight class of 165lbs and a 2012 world silver medalist), Country Music Executive Lee Adams and WPOC Producer and Public Director Jeffrey St. Pierre
They will follow in the footsteps of such past Rappel for Kidney Health VIPs as Bennie Thompson (former NFL player), Kimmie Meissner (2006 Olympian and World Champion Figure Skater), and Stan Charles (host, radio show on FOX Sports 1370 and “Inside Pressbox” on ABC2, WMAR-TV, and founder/publisher of Pressbox)
Funds raised through Rappel for Kidney Health will directly support NKF-MD’s patient services, education and research efforts in the area of kidney and urinary tract diseases. Historically, Rappel for Kidney Health events have created an unbelievable amount of excitement, drawing more than 250 participants and raising over $440,000.
Now celebrating its 50th year as an affiliate, the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, serving central and western Maryland, the Delmarva Peninsula and portions of West Virginia, is the area’s only voluntary health agency dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of kidney and urinary tract diseases.