• Tue. Mar 28th, 2023

Cincinnati The Links joins forces with local partners to fight Kidney Disease

By Jenifer Moore


The Cincinnati Chapter of The Links, Inc., will host a free lunch and learn on Saturday, March 4, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. about the risks of kidney disease in recognition of National Kidney Month.

This event is in partnership with the Queen City (OH) Chapter of The Links, Inc., UC Academic Health Center Colleges, The Health Collaborative and Breakthrough Cincinnati and will take place at UC’s 1819 Innovation Hub located at 2900 Reading Road, Cincinnati, 45206.

According to the Center for Disease Control, about 37 million adults in the United States have chronic kidney disease. African Americans are more at risk for kidney failure than any other race.

“With more than 1 in 3 kidney failure patients in the country being African American, we want to use our voice to educate our community about the risks of chronic kidney disease,” says Bleuzette Marshall, president of the Cincinnati (OH) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. “We will have activities for adults and children on how to make changes in their lifestyle to improve their health.”

The Cincinnati Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is a recipient of a sub-grant from Baxter International to educate the Cincinnati community on chronic kidney disease through The Black K.A.R.E. (Kidney       Awareness Resources & Education) Initiative. The initiative focuses on its risk factors, complications, treatment associated with chronic kidney disease and how to reduce the risk of kidney failure and/or improve outcomes for people living with the condition.

Attendees can visit https://tinyurl.com/karemarch4 to register for the free event by February 25, 2023.