Learn more about the silent killer — kidney disease — at free screenings of the documentary, “I Didn’t Know”
Did you know that a person can lose up to 75% of their kidney function before experiencing any symptoms? Luckily, there are steps you can take to prevent or slow the progression of kidney disease. Screening, diet, and lifestyle changes can literally save your life.
AAMC’s Community Health Improvement is offering two free screenings of the documentary, “I Didn’t Know.” In this film, producer/director Ron Minor shares his story of visiting his doctor for a routine physical, only to discover his kidneys were failing.
“Chronic Kidney Disease can strike anyone,” writes Ron on his website. “More than 26 million Americans have CKD and don’t know it. But Black Americans are at a greater risk due to higher rates of diabetes, high blood pressure, and family history.”
Join us for this screening and stay for a robust discussion on ways to take control of your kidney health. Come learn ways to have a healthier lifestyle, risk factors for chronic kidney disease, simple screening options, as well as kidney donation.
Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 12:30 -1:30pm at the Defense Highway Theater
Thursday, Nov. 3 from 12:30 – 1:30pm in the AAMC Rotary Room
Watch the preview for the documentary “I Didn’t Know” on YouTube.
Light refreshments will be served. Feel free to bring your lunch. Space is limited, please RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. -Charlotte Wallace, RN, MS
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