Local Jewish Teen To Be Honored At Kidney Ball

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Danny Zivian
Danny Zivian

In April, the JN featured a story about Danny Zivian, a sophomore student at North Farmington High School who had raised nearly $85,000 for the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan.

Danny, who has kidney disease, will be recognized at the Foundation’s Kidney Ball Saturday, Dec. 3, at MotorCity Casino Hotel. The black-tie event expects to raise $600,000 for the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’s many community programs and services that aid the more than 900,000 people in Michigan with kidney disease.

From 2009 to date, Danny, whose family are members of Temple Shir Shalom in West Bloomfield, has raised $84,446 through sponsorship of the Kidney Walk, making him the top youth fundraiser.

Danny, 15, will not be able to attend the ball this year for a very good reason — he is performing the lead role of Harold Hill in The Music Man with Farmington Community Youth Theater.

The Kidney Ball will begin with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m. followed by the program, with dancing and entertainment in Sound Board. There is also a live and silent auction. Tickets are $250 per guest and can be purchased at www.nkfm.org/kidneyball or by calling the NKFM at (800) 482-1455. 

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