a global effort
for everyone, everywhere
In honor of the 850 million people worldwide who are estimated to be battling kidney disease, every year the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois joins with healthcare organizations and advocacy groups on every continent to commemorate World Kidney Day. This bold, global awareness campaign is focused on raising awareness of issues relating to kidney health, and welcomes new supporters from all corners of the globe into our fight.
Every year, the NKFI honors World Kidney Day with a unique, community event. Our plans differ year-to-year, but they often include an extra-large health screening session, lobbying/advocacy pushes, and special youth programming.
If you are unable to attend the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois' World Kidney Day event, consider observing the day yourself by organizing your own #TeamKidney effort. You can use the awareness day to raise funds in support of the NKFI's free educational services; create a tribute for someone you know touched by kidney disease; or even organize a simple fundraiser on facebook.
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location & details
lunch & learn
11:45am: Get Fit Where You Sit
Lakshmi Voelker, Chair Yoga
Jacqueline Burgess-Bishop, FACHE
Presentation of World Kidney Day Proclamation
Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton (invited)
12:10pm: Are You in the 33%: Understanding Chronic
Kidney Disease (CKD) and Risk Factors
Dr. Ana Ricardo, UI Health
12:30pm: Know Your Options: Kidney Disease
Treatments and Modalities
Dr. Veeda Landeras, Associates in Nephrology
12:45pm: Break | Visit Virtual Exhibitor Breakouts
1:20pm: COVID-19 Vaccine Updates and
Dr. Suresh Samson, Advocate Aurora
1:35pm: KidneyMobile Testimonials
1:40pm: Eating for Optimal Kidney Health &
Dr. Melissa Prest, NKFI
1:55pm: Break | Network with Exhibitors
2:10pm: Organ Donation: One Voice, One Vision-
to Save and Heal Lives
Marion Shuck, Gift of Hope & AMAT
2:25pm: Closing Comments
Agenda is subject to change
kidney health resources
empowering through education
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, please review the 2021 Sponsorship Packet or contact Heidi Merritt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-321-1500.