Free Health Screening Presented by The National Kidney Foundation of Florida

NKF-logo_Hori_Florida_OB1The National Kidney Foundation of Florida will conduct a free health screening for people at increased risk for developing kidney disease on June 22nd at the Dave and Mary Alper JCC (Fitness Center building # 6), 11155 SW 112th Avenue Miami, FL 33176 – from 9 AM to 1 PM. The free health screening is part of the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) designed to identify and educate people at risk – those with diabetes, high blood pressure or a family history of kidney disease. We are asking the local South Florida media to help us spread the word – through special medical reports and morning newscasts. We want the community to take advantage of this free health screening, especially those who do not have insurance.

“We know that if we start early with education, detection and if necessary, medical intervention, we can often postpone the onset of kidney disease or kidney failure,” –Stephanie Hutchinson, CEO.

KEEP screening participants will have their weight and blood pressure checked. Medical professionals will collect blood and urine samples from those who require further testing. A physician is on-site to review results with participants. More than 26 millions Americans have chronic kidney disease and most don’t even know it. Millions more are at risk.

KEEP is funded through educational grants from primary sponsor, Amgen and associate sponsors, Abbott and Siemens. Additional sponsors include Baptist Health of South Florida, DaVita, Fresenius Medical Care, Astellas, LifeScan Inc., Nephroceuticals, Pfizer and in kind sponsor Shula Burger which will be donating free lunch to all our volunteers.

The National Kidney Foundation of Florida is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract disease, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.

Walk- ins are welcomed but it is encouraged to make an appointment in advance – space is limited to the first 100 people. Contact Zoe Plasencia, 800.927.9659, or zplasencia@kidneyfla.org TO REGISTER TODAY!

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