NKF-MD Kidney Outreach at B’More Healthy Expo

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Saturday, March 18, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Baltimore Convetion Center

 


Celebrate National Kidney Month by visiting the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) exhibit at the B’More Healthy Expo.

As part of its mission of early detection and early intervention, NKF-MD will explain why the kidneys are important, discuss risk factors for kidney disease and give recommendations for protecting the kidneys. Visitors also can learn about and register for the 15th Annual Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk, taking place Sunday, Apr. 30, at UMBC.

Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States, killing more people every year than breast or prostate cancer. While 26 million Americans (1 in 9) live with chronic kidney disease, most don’t know it.

Men with kidney disease are more likely than women to progress to kidney failure. African Americans are 3½ times more likely to experience kidney failure and Hispanics are 1½ times more likely to experience kidney failure.

For information about this event or NKF-MD’s other outreach events and kidney screenings throughout Maryland and Delaware, call 410.494.8545 or visit www.kidneymd.org.

Serving central and western Maryland, the Delmarva Peninsula and portions of Virginia and West Virginia, the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland is the area’s only voluntary health agency dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. For more information, visit www.kidneymd.org.