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Kidney Foundation to hold Kidney Disease Screening Clinics for Public

The Kidney Foundation of Canada – Manitoba Branch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kidney Foundation to hold Kidney Disease Screening Clinics for Public

November 7, 2012 (Winnipeg, MB) – In anticipation of World Diabetes Day, which takes place November 14, 2012, The Kidney Foundation of Canada (KFOC) – Manitoba Branch will be holding four kidney screening clinics for the general public.

November 12, 2012 at Portage Place Shopping Centre, Portage Avenue, 10am to 3pm

November 13, 2012 at Winnipeg Harvest, 1085 Winnipeg Avenue, 9:30am to 1:30pm

November 14, 2012 at the Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre Rotunda, 181 Higgins Avenue, Winnipeg, as part of World Diabetes Day, 1 to 4pm

November 15, 2012 at the Portage Friendship Centre in Portage la Portage la Prairie, 10am to 1:45pm

“We’ve organized this range of events in central locations in Winnipeg and an event in Portage la Prairie in hopes that as many people as possible are able to have their kidneys screened,” says Val Dunphy, Executive Director of The Kidney Foundation of Canada – Manitoba Branch. “Manitoba has the second highest rate of kidney disease in Canada which is directly linked to instances of Type II Diabetes.”

Aboriginal Peoples and African Peoples are disproportionately affected by Type II diabetes. With the partnership of the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association and the Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre, KFOC-Manitoba hopes that educating people, especially those who, ethnically, are at higher risk of developing Diabetes will help prevent kidney related-illness.

For more information on these and other programs offered by The Kidney Foundation of Canada – Manitoba Branch visit www.kidney.ca/manitoba.

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For more information please contact:

Erica Vogt, Communications Coordinator
The Kidney Foundation of Canada – Manitoba Branch
(204) 989-0804 | [email protected]

About The Kidney Foundation of Canada

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is the national health charity committed to kidney health and to improved lives for all people living with kidney disease. Established in 1964, by the Tarder family whose son was diagnosed with kidney disease and died a few weeks later, The Foundation provides programs and services to those affected by kidney disease, raises awareness of the major causes and how to prevent kidney disease, as well as fund research to improve treatment.

Today, The Kidney Foundation of Canada has offices in every region of Canada. With the generous philanthropic support of Canadians The Foundation is determined to break through the barriers around Kidney Disease.

Erica Vogt
Communications Coordinator
The Kidney Foundation of Canada – Manitoba Branch
1-452 Dovercourt Drive
Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4

Direct Line: (204) 989-0804
Toll Free: 1-800-729-7176
Facsimile: (204) 989-0815

[email protected]