As you are no doubt aware, World Kidney Day is the annual awareness and education event which brings together millions of people in over 150 countries, uniting them to produce a powerful voice for kidney health awareness and the need for action to prevent and treat this serious health condition.
This year World Kidney Day takes place on Thursday 12th March and we are encouraging everyone to get behind the campaign and awareness. A great way is to organise an activity or event to mark the day and draw public attention to the importance of kidney health - what can be done to protect kidneys before disease strikes, and to assist patients who already have chronic kidney disease.
Since it began in 2006, the global campaign highlights a particular theme every year, which for 2015 is - Kidney Health for All. Once again the UK initiative is being led by the Kidney Charities Together group comprising five kidney charities- The British Kidney Patient Association (BKPA), Kidney Research UK, Kids Kidney Research, The National Kidney Federation and The PKD Charity.
Further information, support and advice as well as downloadable resources to help support any activity you might be running including flyers, posters and invitations, are available through the UK website - www.worldkidneyday.co.uk - which is now LIVE.
Whatever you decide to do, please let us know either by posting on the Facebook page or emailing email@example.com but also by putting details on the global event map.
In the meantime, if you are able to include information about World Kidney Day on a website or email your members (if appropriate) to start promoting the date and message ‘Kidney Health for All’ then please feel free to use the attached advert (contains most of the content if this email). If you use Twitter, follow @kidneydayUK and use #worldkidneyday and #kidneyhealthforall.
We very much hope you will be happy to join in with this exciting annual campaign.
Angela Lumsdon, Kidney Research UK
on behalf of the Kidney Charities Together Group