World Kidney Day Bring Kidney Disease Home to All of America

Advocacy in Action

CKD - Robin Kelly 3.8.17 A World Kidney Day Congressional Record Entry

On March 9th, America celebrated World Kidney Day.  This awareness raising event resulted in a day of attention on kidney disease across major cities and in all 50 states.

Multiple state legislatures and city governments

Donate Life KS House Kansas Advocates on the State Capitol’s Floor

issued proclamations about the importance of chronic kidney disease education and CKD’s impact on the 26 million Americans who have it.   Some legislatures recognized NKF advocates for their extraordinary work.  Others brought kidney disease patients onto their floor to celebrate World Kidney Day.  In fact, several states – including Texas, Kansas, and South Carolina – hosted advocacy days in their state capitols to further emphasize the impact of CKD to their legislators and staff.

Light Pylons at LAX LAX Pylons

Buildings, bridges, airports, ferris wheels, and natural landmarks turned orange, the national color recognizing kidney health, and hung

Sioux Falls Sioux Falls

banners in recognition…

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