The visual guide inspires faith communities to plan a Kidney Sundays event of their own and features leaders and members of Turner Memorial AME Church in Hyattsville, MD. Using the toolkit, this faith community planned a Kidney Sundays event featuring a health talk and screenings led by the Chi Eta Phi, Inc. nursing sorority
“The church is one of the places where many people feel comfortable,” explains Reverend Lubrina Bryant, DPM. “If there is a family that comes here, they are more relaxed here to receive information concerning their health, their growth, and their relationship with God.”
The video is a great source of inspiration for planning your own Kidney Sundays event, as well as a tool for encouraging others to do the same. Spreading the message of kidney health is as simple as:
- Downloading the toolkit (PDF, 1.38 MB) for event planning tips
- Conducting an event in your faith community
- Sharing photos from your event on Facebook
The video concludes with a special message from Dr. Griffin Rodgers, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, encouraging viewers to share this information with friends and loved ones:
“If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, I encourage you to take action and learn more about the link between these conditions and kidney disease. Please share this information with loved ones, and if they have diabetes or high blood pressure, encourage them to get their kidneys checked, too.”
We hope you enjoy the video and are inspired to conduct your own Kidney Sundays event!
We want to hear from you! Did you host or participate in a Kidney Sundays event in your faith community? Email us at email@example.com, subject line "Kidney Sundays", to tell us about it and we may feature you in a future eNewsletter!
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September 17, 2014