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World Kidney Day Recap

This year, NKFI celebrated World Kidney Day in two locations! In Melrose Park, we screened over 50 participants through the KidneyMobile®. They also received colo-rectal screening kits, shingles testing, HIV testing, and much more from our community partners and sponsors.


Vendors in Melrose Park included:

  • Access to Care

  • Aetna Better Health

  • AgeOptions

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

  • Catholic Charities

  • Consulado General de Mexico en Chicago

  • Cook County HIV Integrated Program (CCHIP)

  • Costco Wholesale (North Riverside)

  • Erie Family Health Center

  • Illinois Secretary of State

  • Lions of Illinois Foundation

  • Live4lali

  • MyOwnDoctor

  • NANI – Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois and Indiana

  • PASO-West Suburban Action Project

  • Sisters Working it Out

  • Team Illinois

  • UI Health

  • Youth Outreach Services


In Anna, more than 100 participants received kidney risk assessments, cholesterol tests, produce boxes, desktop computers, and much more from our community partners and sponsors.


Vendors in Anna included:

  • Arrowleaf

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

  • CHESI

  • City of Anna

  • Cobden Lions Club

  • Egyptian Area On Aging

  • Epsilon Lambda Omega Chapter of the AKA Sorority

  • Illinois Migrant Council

  • Illinois Public Health Association

  • MidAmerica Transplant

  • NAACP Alexander/Pulaski

  • NAACP Carbondale

  • Rural Health Inc.

  • Shawnee Community College

  • Shawnee Health

  • Shawnee Mass Transit

  • Southern 7 Health Dept

  • Union County Hospital


Thank you to our sponsors!


Extra special thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois for not only sponsoring both events, but also lighting their building orange with the words "World Kidney Day."


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