updated 11/1/2010 3:45:29 AM ET 2010-11-01T07:45:29

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 29, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Kidney Foundation of Florida is privileged to be the charitable recipient of proceeds from John Mattera's birthday celebration. The treatment of kidney disease is dear to the Mattera family's heart with Dr. Lan Phan Mattera being one of the top nephrologists in South Florida. What better way to celebrate the great philanthropist's birthday than encourage guests to give a donation to assist in the treatment and prevention of kidney disease.

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"Because of great humanitarians like the Mattera's, The National Kidney Foundation of Florida is able to continue our mission throughout this great state. Being a three time kidney transplant recipient, I know firsthand how each dollar donated provides additional resources and a new outlook on life for patients battling this deadly disease," said Rich Salick, Community Relations Director NKF of Florida.

A special thank you would like to be made from not only the entire staff here in Florida but all the recipients these generous donations will affect. First and foremost to John and Dr. Lan Mattera, Dr. Ajit Singh, Dr. Anthony Dardano, Mr. Patrick Daoud, Mr. Steven & Sylvia Becker, Mr. Keller and Claudia Padrao, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Runzo, Mr. Jason and Lisa Bowen, Ms. Deborah Miller and Mr. Chris Cannon, Mr. Johnny Ray and Carrie Arnold. 

The National Kidney Foundation is the major voluntary health agency seeking the total answer to diseases of the kidney and urinary tract through prevention, treatment and transplantation. The mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Florida is to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.

For more information: www.kidneyfla.org .

The Mattera Foundation:

John Mattera founded The Mattera Foundation in Boca Raton, Florida.

About The Materra Foundation: The Mission of The Mattera Foundation is to strengthen the community through bringing good people and good causes together to help ensure both the excellent stewardship of donor funds and the wise investment of grants in the communities that we serve. The Mattera Foundation puts the joy back in giving.

The Mattera Foundation logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8237

For more information, visit www.thematterafoundation.com

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