kidney health for life:
black history month
February 11, 2023
Marian Catholic High School
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.
9:00 AM Registration opens
10:00 AM Pickleball for adults
11:00 AM Pickleball for kids
12:00 PM Pickleball for adults
12:45 PM Drawing for Grand Prize for Passports
1:00 PM Event wrap up
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-321-1500.
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