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Celebrity sports day planned for Kidney Awareness Week

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PRESS RELEASE – The Renal Association is currently in the process of organizing activities for kidney week 2015. Kidney disease is very prevalent world- wide, particularly among people of African descent.

Treating late stage kidney disease is extremely expensive and in many cases patients cannot afford medication necessary to treat their symptoms and for many patients with Stage 5 kidney disease who require dialysis, the cost of said therapy is prohibitive.

Recognizing that fact, the Renal Association in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, has taken a proactive approach to educating the general public on the importance of early detection and prevention of kidney disease.

World kidney day this year will be celebrated on March 12, 2015.  A week of activities is being planned to mark the occasion.

The main activity will be a celebrity sports day which will be held on Sunday March 15, 2015. Our aim is to bring together prominent members of society to participate in friendly competition.

It is our belief that the presence of these celebrities will attract members of the general public giving us a wider audience to get the message of “Kidney Health for All” out and to emphasize the importance of physical activity.

This will also allow us to raise much needed funds for the renal association. The proposed events are basketball, netball, small goals football, and table tennis and fun sports. Venue will be the Beausejour indoor facility.

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3 comments

  1. a wonderful initiative indeed. i do wish the renal association success in rhis endeavor!

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  2. Great initiative. We all should make a special effort to attend, support and be educated about Kidney health.

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  3. Kidney failure is often overlooked in St.Lucia. Too few dialysis machines and medication averages between $600 - $1200 monthly. And the worst part of this all is many people who have this disease die before they even get a spot at the hospital to get regular dialysis treatment. I Know because my brother at 23 has this disease and we struggle every day. All the best Renal Association

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