World Kidney Day

John H Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County Cafeteria, 1969 W. Ogden Ave.
Chicago, Illinois

This years World Kidney Day was a huge success!

Click here to see photos from the event, or watch our press event video, below. Stay tuned for more information on next year's event, coming soon!


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Thursday, March 13, 2014
in partnership with John H Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County – Cook County Health & Hospitals System
1969 W. Ogden Ave. Chicago, IL 60612 (Cafeteria)
10:00 am – 3:30 pm

World Kidney Day is celebrated worldwide, bringing together millions of people in over 150 countries and uniting them to produce a powerful voice for kidney health awareness. Join the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois as we mark World Kidney Day and kick off the 2014 KidneyMobile® screening season!

  • FREE health screenings for diabetes, high blood pressure & kidney disease
  • Talk about your results with a doctor or nurse
  • Healthy lifestyle and kidney disease prevention resources

Held every year in March, which is National Kidney Month, World Kidney Day is a time to raise awareness for kidney disease nationwide and encourage people to get screened for kidney disease and its two main causes: high blood pressure and diabetes. On this day, the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois calls on every American to protect their kidneys by learning about kidney disease and how they can reduce their risk.  Every year the KidneyMobile® hosts a free comprehensive screening, and everyone is invited to attend.

To download our event flyer with more details, click here.

Click one of the images below to download an event poster:

           

For questions please contact Mara Lidacis at (312) 321-1500 or mlidacis@nkfi.org.

World Kidney Day will be held at:

John H Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County Cafeteria
1969 W. Ogden Ave.
Chicago, Illinois

Directions
If taking public transportation,Stroger Hospital is served by the CTA Pink Line (Polk Street stop; walk 1.5 blocks west to hospital entrance through parking garage on Polk Street). Signage will point to screening site: Stroger Cafeteria.

Stroger Hospital is also served by the CTA Blue Line (Ogden Street stop; walk 1.5 blocks southwest to Entry 3 on Harrison Street). Old Cook County Hospital is visible from Ogden stop; Stroger Hospital is directly behind it. Signage will point to screening site: Stroger Cafeteria.

the CTA Blue Line Cumberland stop drops off at the hotel parking lot.

If driving, please note that parking in the area is extremely limited.

Click here for Google Maps location details.

Thank you to our sponsors:

 

 

 



Fresenius Medical Care

University of Chicago Medicine

 

Thank you to our partners:

Chicago Family Health Center

Fantus Health Center Cook County and John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County Department of Endocrinology

Illinois Eye Institute

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County Pharmacy

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County Eye Clinic

Illinois Podiatric Medical Association

A special thank you to Whole Foods Market for donating healthy snacks for World Kidney Day participants.


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