Bowling Green man hosts a 5K to raise funds for kidney disease

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – For the sixth year in a row, Ryan Dearbone will raise funds for polycystic kidney disease with the Jackrabbit Jog. The Jog consists of a 5k and a 5 mile run.

The Jackrabbit Jog will take place at 7:30 a.m. Monday at Kereiakes Park.

Dearbone has lost his grandfather, uncle and mother to the disease. He started Jackrabbit Jog to raise money and awareness towards polycystic kidney disease.  So far this year, Jackrabbit Jog has raised $1,300.

PKD is one of the leading killers in kidney diseases. The disease creates polyps and cysts all across the kidney until it misshapes, even up to the size of a football. The kidney will eventually fail and can cause death. As of now, there is no cure for PKD, and the best a person can hope for is a liver transplant or living on dialysis.

All of Jackrabbit Jog’s proceeds go to towards the PKD Foundation which has worked for about 40 years to develop a cure for the disease.

Though the race is capped due to following social distancing, Dearbone says researchers always are in need of funding. To donate to the PKD Foundation, click here.