Why do we Pig Jig?

To Find a Cure for Nephrotic Syndrome!

The first ever Pig Jig started in 2008 when a group of friends organized a simple backyard BBQ competition in Tampa Bay, FL in support of their dear friend who had lost his kidneys due to an aggressive form of Nephrotic Syndrome.

All proceeds from Pig Jig events benefit NephCure Kidney International.  NephCure is the only organization in the world solely dedicated to to finding the cause, better treatments, and cure for Nephrotic Syndrome and Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), protein-spilling kidney diseases.

Nephrotic Syndrome is one of the most severe and aggressive types of chronic kidney disease and equally affects children and adults. More people die each year from Chronic Kidney Disease than those who battle Breast or Prostate Cancer.

If you Fight for One, you Fight for All, so let’s ‘Cue up a Cure, together!

The average cost of a Welcome Kit – a lifeline for newly diagnosed Nephrotic Syndrome patients – is $5,000. The average cost to fund a research program for one year through NephCure Kidney International is $50,000. Every dollar helps!

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