NKF Exhibiting At B’More Healthy Expo

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The National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware (NKF-MD), kicks off National Kidney Month at the B’More Healthy Expo on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center located at 1 W. Pratt Street in Baltimore.

As part of its mission of early detection and early intervention, the Foundation will staff an outreach booth to educate Expo attendees about the kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and steps to take to keep kidneys healthy and reduce risk.

Fifteen percent of U.S. adults—37 million people—are estimated to have Chronic Kidney Disease. Most (9 in 10) adults with CKD do not know they have it. In fact, 300 people screened locally by NKF in the first six months of FY’20demonstrated significant results.

“It’s very important for people to take control of their kidney health by getting checked for kidney disease and also managing high blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels,” said Pattie Dash, executive director of the National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware.

“Most people don’t think twice about their kidneys. But when kidneys stop working, dialysis or transplant is needed to survive,” she added. “We regularly participate in community outreach events like B’More Healthy Expo in order to spread this lifesaving message.”

Admission to B’More Healthy Expo is free. For details about NKF’s exhibit at this event or the Foundation’s other upcoming screenings and outreach events, visit www.kidneymd.org or call 410-494-8545.

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the largest, most comprehensive and longstanding organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease. For more information, visit www.kidney.org.