The Knoxville (TN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is a proud recipient of a Black K.A.R.E. project grant for 2021-2022 from the Central Area of The Links, Incorporated. Our goal with this new community initiative is to promote kidney health and prevention of chronic kidney disease (CKD). We invite you to join us on this journey to fight CKD and slow its impact on our families, friends and neighbors by visiting Black Kidney Awareness, Resources, and Education (K.A.R.E.) website.
Are You The 33%?
Did you know that 33% of adults in the United States are at risk for kidney disease, but most of them don’t know it? Did you know that African Americans account for approximately 35% of people with kidney failure in the United States? Take a minute to find out if you’re at risk. Visit the National Kidney Foundation website to take a short quiz.
Things you probably didn’t know about kidney disease:
1 in 3 adults in the U.S. is at risk for kidney disease.
37 million adults in the U.S. have kidney disease, but most of them don’t know it.
Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two leading causes of kidney disease.
Preventing CKD and its complications is possible. Visit the CDC website here to learn more about CKD risk factors and treatment of the disease to slow its progression and reduce the risk of complications.
Do you know the 7 Golden Rules of Kidney Disease Prevention? Check out these tips to lower your chances of developing kidney disease on the National Kidney Foundation website.
Eating a healthy diet is an important way to support your kidney health. Learn more about good nutrition by visting the Black K.A.R.E website.
Be a hero! Save a life! Don’t keep the information you learn here to yourself – share it with family, friends, neighbors, and on your social media. Spread the word and make a difference today!
We invite you to share your journey with us. Below are hashtags you can use when posting online about your steps toward improving kidney health. Encourage others to take the journey with you!
Here are suggested hashtags:
If you have questions about the Black K.A.R.E. Project, please contact us at KnoxLinksKare@gmail.com.
Show your commitment to your kidney health. Join us in the BE REAL Pledge. Sign up here on Black K.A.R.E website!
Will you join us in the pledge to reduce CKD?”
You are the key to fighting chronic kidney disease! Show your commitment to kidney health. Join us in the BE REAL Pledge by visiting the Black K.A.R.E. website to sign up.
Access the Black K.A.R.E. Resource Library for even more free information by visiting the Black K.A.R.E website!