Thousands turn out for Strides for life 5k run and walk

KENS 5, San Antonio

Thousands of people participated in the 2015 Strides for Life 5k Run/Walk and Family Fest. It was held at the Nelson Wolff Stadium early Saturday morning.

The event focuses on the importance of organ donation and raises awareness of kidney disease.

One in seven Bexar County residents will be diagnosed with kidney disease. In San Antonio, more than half of the people on dialysis are as a result of uncontrolled diabetes.

Organizers of the event hope more people will sign up to be a donor. VIDEO continue reading.