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Kidney Health Week

Kidney Health Week 5–11 March 2017

Kidney Health Week is the biggest time of the year for raising local and national awareness about kidney health. In previous years it’s been held in May and we’ve enjoyed great success in getting the kidney health message out to the broader public – with so many of you helping, volunteering your time and sharing your stories. 

To create an even greater impact in 2017, Kidney Health Australia is aligning Kidney Health Week with World Kidney Day, which falls on Thursday 9 March. Kidney Health Week will run from 5–11 March. 

This year we share the World Kidney Day theme of Kidney Disease and Obesity – Healthy Lifestyle for Healthy Kidneys.

Get involved in Kidney Health Week

We welcome everyone to get involved and share the message about  the prevention, detection and support of kidney health.

Register your interest in Kidney Health Week 2017 via events@kidney.org.au to recieve an Event Pack!

Ideas for contributing to the success of Kidney Health Week include: 

  • Host an information display at your workplace or social organisation
  • Hold a fitness challenge or healthy cooking demonstration
  • Visit your local health centre to conduct blood pressure checks
  • Organise a red morning or afternoon tea
  • Dress in red for a day at your workplace or school
  • Enter our photo competition by posting your pics to our social media channels and tagging #KHW17 #kidneysfirst. Or email them to events@kidney.org.au—great prizes on offer! See terms and conditions.

Liverpool Hospital Fundraising for Kidney Health Week

We appreciate all our Kidney Health Week supporters, including the team at Liverpool Hospital (NSW)!

Contacts for Kidney Health Week

For more information, phone our freecall number 1800 454 363 or email events@kidney.org.au

For media enquiries, please email media@kidney.org.au

If you would like to help us during Kidney Health Week, please email volunteering@kidney.org.au

You can also connect with us through social media on FacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube.

Thank you for your interest and support! We look forward to keeping you in the loop and working with you to spread awareness about kidney disease and kidney health. 

World Kidney Day

2017 World Kidney Day will be held on Thursday 9 March 2017

World Kidney Day is an annual global campaign to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys, and to shine a light on prevention and early detection of kidney disease, which affects an estimated 1.7 million Australians - 90% of whom don't know they have it. 

While the mortality associated with many chronic diseases including some cancers is stable and even declining, two Australians every hour continue to die with kidney related disease. Visit www.worldkidneyday.org


World Kidney Day  is held on the second Thursday of March each year
Established in 2006, the aim of World Kidney Day is to raise awareness of the importance of kidneys to an individual’s overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. Every year, World Kidney Day highlights a particular health education theme.


 

If you have questions: phone us on freecall 1800 454 363 or email events@kidney.org.au

 

 

 

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