Welcome to our Virtual Kickin' Kawasaki 5K Worldwide. 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.
Step2: Fundraise. Tell people why you are supporting Kawasaki Kids Foundation and ask for their support. Make it personal to make it powerful.
Step 3: Walk or Run. See the Kawasaki Kids Foundation mission come to life and celebrate your fundraising success during the month of June.
The race has a theme of “kool socks”! You will be encouraged to dress up your socks to show support of KD! Run on the treadmill, walk in the neighborhood or run in the park are all okay in the this virtual 5k fun run.
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.
For more info please visit www.kawasakikids.org