Assistant to Jack Kemp Named National Kidney Foundation Secretary

New York, NY (October 24, 1998) - Christie Murray Faires, special assistant to the Honorable Jack Kemp in Washington, DC, was elected secretary of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) by the trustees at their annual meeting held here today.

Ms. Faires has been active in the NKF on both the local and national levels for the last decade. She has previously chaired NKF's San Diego Regional Board and served on the Board of Directors of the NKF of Southern California. On the national level, Faires has chaired the fund raising and volunteers committees and was recipient of the NKF Chairman's Award for volunteerism in 1996.

She is a native of Hood River, Oregon, a graduate of Oregon State University and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to preventing and treating kidney and urinary tract disease, improving the health and well-being of those affected by these diseases and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.