George Lopez to “KEEP IT HOLLYWOOD” for World Kidney Day!

26 million American adults have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), and millions more are at risk. Most people are not aware they have CKD or are at risk. On Thursday, March 12, 2009, Join us with George and Ann Lopez, celebrities and media to take part in the fight against Kidney Disease.

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WHO:

George and Ann Lopez, national spokespeople for the National Kidney Foundation, will be joined by celebrity guests to participate in the media event “KEEP it Hollywood” for World Kidney Day.

Apple Levy interviews George & Ann Lopez at The 22nd Annual Great Chefs of LA

 


WHAT:

The National Kidney Foundation of Southern California’s “KEEP it Hollywood” event is a pre-Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) that includes a mini-screening (blood pressure cuff, finger prick & a few health questions asked by some of the best doctors in the country) allowing numerous celebrities and influential community members to take part in the fight against Kidney Disease through early detection, evaluation, and intervention for World Kidney Day.

With a disease affecting 26 million Americans to date, World Kidney Day is an outstanding event aiming to honor patients who are actively combating this epidemic disease, as well as the countless caretakers who are committed to education, research, improving quality of life, and ultimately, to finding a cure. The event will raise awareness for a disease that is common, harmful and treatable. For additional information visit www.kidneysocal.org.

WHEN:

Thursday, March 12, 2009
8:00 a.m. Media Check-in
9:00 a.m. Celebrity Arrivals Begin
2:00 p.m. Event Ends

WHERE:

Guy’s North (Above Jerry’s Deli & Pinz Bowling Center)
12711 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604

WORLD KIDNEY DAY:

Launched in 2006 and held on the second Thursday of March, the 2009 World Kidney Day will be celebrated in 70 countries on 6 continents with activities which reinforce the message that chronic kidney disease is common, harmful and treatable. Most people with kidney disease are not diagnosed until late in the course of illness when there are few opportunities for prevention. We need to alert the public and health policy makers to this real threat to populations here in Southern California, the U.S. and around the world and to the fact that early detection can make a difference.  

KIDNEY DISEASE FACTS: 

  • 26 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE U.S. HAVE CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE AND MOST DON’T KNOW IT. MILLIONS MORE ARE AT RISK.
  • EARLY DETECTION CAN HELP PREVENT THE PROGRESSION OF KIDNEY DISEASE TO KIDNEY FAILURE.
  • HEART DISEASE IS THE MAJOR CAUSE OF DEATH FOR ALL PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE (CKD).
  • GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE (GFR) IS THE BEST ESTIMATE OF KIDNEY FUNCTION.
  • HYPERTENISON CAUSES CKD AND CKD CAUSES HYPERTENSION.
  • PERSISTENT PROTENURIA MEANS CKD.
  • HIGH RISK GROUPS INCLUDE THOSE WITH DIABETES HYPERTENSION OR A FAMILY HISTORY OF DIABETES, HYPERTENSION OR KIDNEY DISEASE.
  • AFRICAN AMERICANS, HISPANICS, PACIFIC ISLANDERS, NATIVE AMERICANS AND SENIORS ARE AT INCREASED RISK FOR CKD
  • THREE SIMPLE TESTS CAN DETECT CKD: BLOOD PRESSURE, URINE ALBUMIN AND SERUM CREATINE. KEEP PROVIDES THESE URINE TESTS, BLOOD TESTS AND A BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK.

  • WHEN SOMEONE LOSES 85% OR MORE OF HIS OR HER KIDNEY FUNCTION,  DIALYSIS TREATMENTS OR A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT IS REQUIRED TO SUSTAIN LIFE
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