ROSELLE – State Senator Diane Pappas is partnering with the Kidney Foundation of Illinois to provide a free kidney and health screening clinic on Friday, July 22 at the Bloomingdale Public Library from 12 – 4 p.m.

“Early detection of kidney disease can save lives “said Pappas (D-Itasca). “With an estimated one in three people at risk of developing chronic kidney disease, this screening will empower people to take control of their health.”

Screenings, located at 101 Fairfield Way, will be offered by the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. Attendees will get screened then speak privately with a nurse or doctor about their results. Anyone interested in getting screened for kidney disease, high blood pressure or diabetes is encouraged to attend. There is no cost to be screened, and appointments are not necessary but encouraged. To register, visit https://mobilescreening.nkfi.org/preregistration.

“One in three American adults is at risk for kidney disease, while one in seven already have the disease” said Jacqueline Burgess-Bishop, chief executive officer of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois. “That means hundreds of thousands of people in Illinois are affected. Our goal is to educate the community about the risks for kidney disease and detect it early so that they can manage the disease and slow its progression.”

Kidney disease often develops slowly with few symptoms and, frequently goes undetected until it is advanced. Simple steps to combat the disease include controlling blood pressure and blood sugar, keeping weight down, exercising regularly, and more.

 

Anyone with questions or seeking more information about this event may contact Senator Pappas’ office at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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District Office
400 W Lake St., Suite 200
Roselle, IL 60172
(224) 353-6130

Springfield Office
122 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706 
(217) 782-9463

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