B'More Healthy Expo

Baltimore Convention Center
1 W Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
When: 
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Types: Health & Wellness
Price Ranges: Free
Phone: 410-494-8545
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As part of its mission of early detection and early intervention, the National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland and Delaware’s community-based initiative will educate 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’20 demonstrated significant results. 

Risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and family history of kidney failure.  People of African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander descent are at increased risk for developing the disease. African Americans are three times more likely than Whites, and Hispanics are nearly 1.5 times more likely than non-Hispanics to develop end stage renal disease (kidney failure). 

Admission to B’More Healthy Expo is free. For details about NKF’s exhibit at this event or the Foundation’s free kidney screenings and kidney health risk assessments in Maryland and Delaware, visit www.kidneymd.org or call 410.494.8545 to speak with executive director, Pattie Dash. 

The National Kidney Foundation 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.