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  • Hesperia kidney non-profit hosting car, bike, health fair 'extravaganza'

    Event aimed at raising funds for locals stricken with kidney disease
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  • A Hesperia-based non-profit group working to help High Desert residents who struggle with kidney disease are planning an event this weekend to raise money for those afflicted with the disease.
    The High Desert Kidney Hope group will host its first-annual “Cars, Bikes and Health Fair Extravaganza” from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the High Desert Event Center in Victorville.
    According to a news release, the event is being held to raise funds for individuals struggling with kidney disease in and around the High Desert. The organization says it’s dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals and families affected by the chronic disease.
    The fundraising event will include a car and bike show, 50/50 raffles, gift raffles, food and drink vendors, entertainment, music and games.
    Those who wish to enter the car/bike show must make a $25 donation per vehicle. Vendor booth spots are available for $50 each and additional sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available. Admission to the event is free to the public though donations to High Desert Kidney Hope will be accepted. All proceeds from the event will go to benefit the non-profit.
    According to the group’s website, the vast majority of people struggling with kidney disease are poverty stricken. The two most common causes of kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure. Funds raised by the group go to assist people with their most critical needs including transportation to medical appointments, paying for medications and utilities and more.
    The High Desert Event Center, the annual home to the San Bernardino County Fair, is located at 14800 Seventh St. in Victorville. To secure a vendor booth or inquire about sponsorship and advertising for the event, contact Lisa at 760-948-HOPE (4673). Visit www.highdesertkidneyhope.org for more information on High Desert Kidney Hope, to make a donation or to become a volunteer.
    Martial Haprov may be reached at 760-951-6236 or at MHaprov@VVDailyPress.com.
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