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kidney health for life: 

black history month

February 24, 2022


virtual celebration

a celebration of prevention

fun for the whole family

Black or African Americans are almost 4 times more likely to have kidney failure compared to White Americans.

Minority populations have much higher rates of high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and heart disease, all of which increase the risk for kidney disease. Access to healthcare may also play a role. The key is to find kidney disease as early as possible and understand its risk factors before the trouble starts. That's why we created a family fun day to celebrate and educate!

By making small changes to your diet, exercise, and by increasing access, we can change the trajectory of kidney health for Black Americans. 


agenda & details

virtual celebration


5:30 PM  Welcome

Angelique Marseille, NKFI Program Manager

5:35 PM  Take Charge

Angelique Marseille, NKFI Program Manager

5:42 PM  CKD & Black Americans

Dr. April Kennedy, MD, Clinical Nephrologist

6:13 PM  Q&A

6:23 PM  Patient Testimonial

Atiba Buchanan, WVON Host

6:30 PM  Event Concludes



Angelique Marseille, NKFI Program Manager

Dr. April Kennedy, Clinical Nephrologist

Atiba Buchanan, Patient Speaker

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program sponsors

you make the difference

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is able to support patients and families, conduct free educational seminars, and offer community screening days through the generosity of our passionate supporters, and a remarkable team of dedicated sponsors. For more information on sponsoring this program, contact Wesley Bauer at or 312-321-1500. 



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