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Kidney Health Week

2018 Kidney Health Week (5-11 March)

During 5-11 March 2018 we will celebrate Kidney Health Week, raising awareness about kidney health across Australia. In previous years we’ve shared the kidney health message with the people of Australia – with the help of so many of you, volunteering your time and sharing your stories. 

Stay tuned for more information on 2018 Kidney Health Week, or join our kidney community mailing list here to keep in the loop!


 

2017 Kidney Health Week

To create an even greater impact, in 2017 Kidney Health Australia aligned Kidney Health Week (5–11 March) with World Kidney Day, on Thursday 9 March. In 2017 we shared the World Kidney Day theme of 'Kidney Disease and Obesity – Healthy Lifestyle for Healthy Kidneys'.

In 2017 we promoted a Kidney Health Australia report that highlights evidence linking obesity to the development of CKD, kidney stones, and kidney cancer. Read “Obesity and chronic kidney disease: the hidden impact” report. 

 

Get social with us!

 Join us on social media during Kidney Health Week and show everyone how you put your #kidneysfirst this #KHW17. It’s easy to get involved:

1. Follow Kidney Health Australia on social media! 

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2. Change your Facebook profile image to one of our official #KHW17 images below!

 

3. Snap and WIN!

Enter our photo competition by posting your pics to our social media channels and tagging #KHW17. A set of 4 x FitBit Flex 2 wristbands is on offer for the lucky winner!

Not on social media? Email your pics to events@kidney.org.au

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Get your community
 involved

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

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

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, or to request a Supporter Kit, please email media@kidney.org.au. See our media releases here.

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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