Helping Patients with Kidney Disease

Employees of Winco Manufacturing Provide Annual Donation to Marion County Kidney Foundation

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 in News


On Monday, September 12, Winco Manufacturing presented the MCKF with a bigger than life check for 2016 in the amount of $8,500. “The employee efforts are extremely creative” said Tom Lorick, President of Winco, “they have held rummage and bake sales, run company wide pools for the Super Bowl and the Daytona 500, conducted raffles and more, with all the proceeds going directly to benefit the MCKF. I could not be more proud of our team and their efforts.”

It was particularly important to Winco employees who know that such a high percentage of their donations go directly to benefit those patients and their families that are in need.  “We know our dollars go precisely where and when needed, and because of that, our efforts are really making an immediate difference in local people’s lives. I can’t express how personally rewarding that is to all of us.” stated Tish Weber, Human Resources Manager, who coordinated this year’s employee efforts.


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Ready! Set! Go!

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in News

On Sunday, January 25, 2015, a very chilly 37 degree morning the runners of team KICKING KIDNEY DISEASE lined up with hundreds of others in the Paddock Mall parking lot.  They were there to raise money for the Marion County Kidney Foundation by running either the Ocala half-marathon or the 5k. 

The runners were Haidee Hill, Sean Porciuncula, Ivan Levingrad, Josh Nwakoby, Jordan Nwakoby, Jackson Pizzuti, Mark Scott, Kevin Pizzuti, Izu Nwakoby, and May Porciuncula.  A total of 10 team members combined to raise in excess of $2500.  All money raised goes directly to the Foundation. 

Everyone had a great time despite the chilly start to the day and several of our teammates placed within their respective age groups.  The Marion County Kidney Foundation thanks the runners and many community members who supported their effort. 

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Employees of Winco Manufacturing Turn the Tables on the Marion County Kidney Foundation

Posted on Mar 10, 2014 in News

WincoOn Monday, March 10th, Board members of The Marion County Kidney Foundation gathered in recognition of the significant fund raising commitment by the employees of Winco Manufacturing Mfg., LLC.   Winco is an Ocala-based company that designs and manufactures medical furnishings that improve the patient and caregiver experience in many medical specialties including dialysis, oncology and long term care.

The MCKF is extremely grateful for Winco’s efforts and wanted to show its appreciation through this Board visit and presentation of a plaque in recognition of their efforts.  “Winco is one of our major annual contributors” stated Michele Banfield the Chairperson of the MCKF, “What’s most impressive is that while the Company certainly contributes, the vast majority of every dollar is raised directly by the employees.” 

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Mary Rosnoski Memorial Health & Fitness Expo

Posted on Nov 22, 2013 in News

Volunteer, Bernitha Springs, ready to ask, "Do you know your numbers?

Volunteer, Bernitha Springs, ready to ask, “Do you know your numbers?

The Marion County Kidney Foundation joined 27 other vendors in the Second Annual Mary Rosnoski Memorial Health & Fitness Expo presented by the Rolling Greens Homeowners Association (HOA).  The Expo was the brainchild of Mary Rosnoski, former member of the Rolling Greens HOA.  Unfortunately, Mary passed away unexpectedly last January.  However, her legacy of promoting health lives on through the Expo.

Visitors to the Expo had the opportunity to get important health information, learn about vital community resources and win great door prizes.  The Marion County Kidney Foundation used  the opportunity to remind everyone who stopped by how important it is “know your numbers” meaning know your blood pressure, know your blood sugar and” take control”.  High blood pressure and diabetes are the two main causes of chronic kidney disease.  For more information on taking control click on our education tab.

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