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a day for very young patients and their families
This very special, free event is focused on helping young patients live healthy, fun-filled lives. Children, their families, and caregivers will have the opportunity to meet with physicians, dietitians, nephrologists, and other relevant healthcare professionals for a day of empowering education. This event event will feature speakers for parents and fun, engaging activities for kids. Children will gain a better understanding of their bodies, and enable them to gain confidence in their health. Educational topics may cover any of the following areas:
Information about new medicine
Managing a kidney transplant
Emotional support and family wellness
Breakthroughs in technology
Healthy snacks and nutrition
Following a healthy lunch, families will enjoy private access to the DuPage Children's Museum. Access to the museum will only be granted to those who attend the full program.
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DuPage Children's Museum
Enjoy private access to the DuPage Children's Museum where kids can explore dozens of fun and educational stations at the conclusion of the program.
Access to the museum will be given to those who complete the program.
DuPage Children's Museum
301 N Washington St
Naperville, IL 60540
Saturday, September 25, 2021
8:50 AM Registration & Check In
9:25 AM Welcome Message
9:30 AM Icebreaker Activity - Build a Pasta Bridge
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Exploration Stations
Germs: What Are They?
Dialysis: Kidney Filtration Demo
Kidney Jelly Bean Guessing Game
Arts & Crafts & Kidneys
Tie Dye My Apron
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Exploration Stations
DuPage Museum Stations
Discover Yoga Health
Parents' Educational Session
How Parents Can Help Their Kids Cope with & Navigate Chronic Disease
Elicia Wartman, M.A. Clinical Psychology | Loyola University
11:30 AM Lunch
*Agenda subject to change without notice
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The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois is able to successfully impact the lives of young people, their families, and their communities with the help of our dedicated sponsors.
For more information on sponsoring this program, please contact Heidi Merritt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-321-1500.
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