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KenJo Markets Donates $40,000 to East TN Kidney Foundation

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East Tennessee Kidney Foundation president Sarah Burton (left) and past president Craig Horsley (right) accept a $40,000 donation from Charles "Wes" Carruthers Jr. (center), vice president of Downey Oil Co./KenJo Markets.

KNOXVILLE -- The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation has received a $40,000 donation from KenJo Markets. The money was raised by its customers and employees who purchased coupon books.

"We are very appreciative of our customers and employees who helped raise the money through the KenJo coupon book campaign," said Charles W. "Wes" Carruthers Jr., vice president of Downey Oil Co./KenJo Markets. "The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation is a fantastic organization, and the money stays right here in the region to help patients with kidney disease."

"The support of KenJo Markets has been instrumental in the growth of the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation," said Sarah Burton, board president for the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation. "On behalf of the board of directors, we sincerely appreciate this donation and the support of Wes Carruthers to further our mission of providing patient services and transportation to dialysis patients."

The East Tennessee Kidney Foundation provides patient services and support to East Tennesseans affected by kidney disease and also information and education on the prevention of kidney disease. For more information and to donate, visit

Published August 3, 2011

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