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Educational EventsWorld Kidney Day

world kidney day

Thurs, March 9, 2023

Two Locations:
Melrose Park, IL and Anna, IL 

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 unique, community events. 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 events, 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.

Want to learn more about fundraising your way with #TeamKidney?  Please Click Here.

Location & Details

locations & details

prevent & empower



Thursday, March 9, 2023

10:00am - 3:00pm



Bulger Park Community Center

1601 Hirsch Street

Melrose Park, IL 60160

EVENT DETAILS - Melrose Park


10:00AM - World Kidney Day Health Fair begins

  • KidneyMobile® screenings for diabetes, high blood pressure, and chronic kidney disease

  • HIV testing from CCHIP

  • Produce box giveaways from BCBSIL

  • More vendors and giveaways

10:00AM - 2:00PM - Hearing and vision screenings from the Lion's Club

2:00PM - Event concludes


  • Access to Care

  • Aetna Better Health

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

  • 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

  • PASO-West Suburban Action Project

  • Sisters Working it Out

  • Team Illinois

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Thursday, March 9, 2023

12:00 - 5:00pm



Shawnee Community College

Anna Extension Center

1150 East Vienna Street

Anna, IL 62906


7:00 - 10:00AM  - Cholesterol, A1C and Glucose Testing* at Union County Hospital​ 

12:00PM - World Kidney Day Health Fair begins

  • Kidney health assessment

  • Nutritional trivia

  • Produce box giveaways from BCBSIL

  • Children's activities

  • Balloon artist and giveaways

12:00 - 3:00PM - COVID and flu vaccines from CHESI

12:00 - 4:00PM - Hearing and vision screenings from the Cobden Lion's Club

2:00PM - mini Zumba class

3:00PM - mini Zumba class

4:00PM - mini Zumba class

5:00PM - Event concludes

*fasting and appointment are required for these tests. Call 618-833-4511 ext. 4297 for an appt.


  • Arrowleaf

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois


  • 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




kidney health resources

empowering through education

Donating Blood

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Explore how kidney donations work, get details about becoming a donor, and learn about the process of receiving a kidney.

Nutritional Cooking

 Get the help you need to manage diet and nutrition, and empower yourself to eat and live well with kidney disease.

Health Resources

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, please contact Wesley Bauer at or 312-321-1500. 

Melrose park location sponsors
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Anna Location Sponsors
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