Category: News Briefs Published on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 14:51 Written by Michigan Chronicle Staff
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On Monday, August 26, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM)-Detroit Branch Office will host its 7th Annual Cool Blue Monday fundraiser at the MGM Grand Detroit.
African Americans are at increased risk of diabetes and hypertension, the leading causes of chronic kidney disease and kidney failure. Additionally, the incidence rate of kidney failure in Detroit is 2.6 times higher than the national average. The NKFM-Detroit Branch Office offers a variety of programs that serve more than 111,000 Detroit residents living with chronic kidney disease and the thousands more who are at risk. Among these are programs centered in the community, as well as programs based in schools throughout metro Detroit.
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