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Join our

World-wide
Virtual

Kickin' Kawasaki 5K

We are bringing our widely popular Kickin' Kawasaki 5K and making it virtual and worldwide for the month of June. This virtual 5k run/walk is dedicated to growing awareness and raising money for Kawasaki Disease, which is the #1 acquired heart disease in young children.


Step 1: Register

Sign up today and invite friends, family and colleagues to join your team. 

Register

Step 2: Fundraise

Tell people why you are supporting Kawasaki Kids Foundation and ask for their support. Make it personal to make it powerful.

Fundraise

Step 3: Walk or Run

Run on the treadmill, walk in your neighborhood, or run in the park. All are okay in the this virtual 5K fun-run. 

See the Kawasaki Kids Foundation mission come to life and celebrate your fundraising success during the month of June.

“Kool socks” Theme

Wear Kool socks or dress up your your own to show support for Kawasaki Disease!

Kawasaki disease (KD), also known as Kawasaki syndrome, is a serious illness characterized by inflammation of blood vessels throughout the body that primarily affects young children and infants. Kawasaki disease is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. Although about 80 percent of patients are under five years of age, older children and teenagers can also get KD, but this is uncommon. KD is more common in boys than girls, and the majority of cases are diagnosed in the winter and early spring. It is not contagious.
Without treatment, about 25% of children develop heart disease involving the coronary arteries. Timely diagnosis and treatment (which usually includes intravenous gamma globulin) is highly effective in preventing coronary complications.

The Staggering Truth About Kawasaki Disease

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CHILDREN

are diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease in the United States each year.

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Of those Children

develop heart disease when not caught in time and without treatment

How the Kawasaki Kids Foundation has Made a Difference

More Than

$0K

Raised Since 2013

to support families of diagnosed children and help fund research for a Kawasaki Disease cure

At Least

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Children Saved

have received an early diagnoses and avoided long-term heart damage because of the foundation’s work and events

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0K

Symptoms Posters

have been distributed in the United States and Internationally

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5K Races in 2019

to support families of diagnosed children and research toward a cure

Over

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5K Participants

have ran in the Kickin’ Kawasaki 5K Fun Runs that are organized across the United States

Over

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Backpacks

have been distributed to diagnosed children by doctors and nurses