544 S. McDonough St. Montgomery, AL 36104
Fun Day Picnic- an afternoon including lunch, recreation, music, and entertaining educational experiences for ESRD patients and their guests.
Location & Address
Gateway Park 3800 Davenport Pkwy. Montgomery, AL 36105
The DCI Montgomery group of clinics, which includes clinics in Montgomery, Georgiana, and Evergreen, partnered with the Alabama Kidney Foundation for a Kidney FunDay at Gateway Park in Montgomery on May 15th. The event was held for dialysis patients and their families. The day included lunch, games, entertainment, and educational opportunities. Many of these patients remember the days of Kidney Camp where fishing was the biggest draw, so this day also included fishing. Patients and their families enjoyed a prize walk, horse shoes, corn hole, and Phosphorus BINGO. The kids had a great time on the moon jump and decorating cookies with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Smokey the Bear, and the Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy. Patients had opportunities to learn more about their kidney disease and how to cope with life on dialysis through a patient and physician panel as well as a cooking demonstration held by Ginger Chandler, DCI dietitian. Family members who are at risk for kidney disease participated in a health screening.
More than 300 people participated in the day’s events. This included twenty four DCI employees, their families, Alabama Kidney Foundation volunteers and volunteers from other dialysis clinics in Montgomery, and most importantly, dialysis patients and their families. For those patients who live with kidney failure and the need for dialysis every day, it was a day to celebrate life and to “show off” their families. It was an opportunity for families to support their loved ones and to learn how to avoid kidney failure as a person at risk. It was an opportunity for staff and volunteers to pour out love and joy on these very special people. It was a chance for a community to become aware of a growing disease. Most importantly, it allowed all to see that kidney failure does not have to strip patients of their quality of life.
Date & Time
May 15, 2011, 12:00 PM
For More Information
Karen Bush - 334-265-9190
Full details and program guidelines are posted on www.dciinc.org and the DCI intranet. Acts of Service must be coordinated by DCI employees. All DCI employees are welcome to participate.
* Award money received from winning the online competition for "Best Act of Service" is to be used for DCI clinic educational purposes. For example: Paying for staff education courses, funding Pre-ESRD courses, or to purchase educational items to be used in the clinic.
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