Knox Shamrock Fest more than a celebration

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)--- Market Square turns green this weekend for the Knox Shamrock Fest.

Beyond the great food, drinks and music there's help for the community. All of the proceeds from the event go to the East Tennessee Kidney Foundation.

The foundation serves seventeen East Tennessee counties and over eighteen-hundred people a year.

The proceeds from the event go to transportation for those who need dialysis multiple times a week.

The foundation says they plan to provide screenings to anyone who needs it.

The foundation's Executive Director, Katie Martin says if you have high blood pressure you should visit your doctor regularly.