DCI Albuquerque Hosts Free Dance for People with Kidney Disease

(Albuquerque, NM) The Dialysis Clinic, Inc., team in Albuquerque is hosting a free community dance party for people with kidney disease. Lively music, free food, and raffle prizes will be available for the attendees to enjoy.
The event is Friday, July 12, from 6pm-9pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall (3301 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM). Those who want to attend should RSVP by calling 505-724-1500. Each person is encouraged to bring a guest.
“We are looking forward to providing our diverse community of kidney patients the opportunity to meet other dialysis and chronic kidney disease patients and their families. Our hope is that the attendees can take comfort in meeting others who are facing the same challenges and knowing that they are not alone,” states Lisa Shanovich, DCI nurse.
The event is part of a nationwide program, The DCI Purpose Project, which seeks to educate communities about the risk factors for kidney disease and the need for organ donation; identify those at risk for kidney disease; and provide support and encouragement for people with chronic kidney disease.
One in three U.S. adults are at risk for kidney disease…and most don’t know it yet.
A person is at risk for kidney disease if he or she has:
·         Diabetes
·         High blood pressure
·         Heart disease
·         A family history of kidney failure
Early kidney disease is often referred to as a silent killer because there are no signs or symptoms. While kidney disease can affect people of all ages and races, African Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians are at increased risk for kidney failure due to higher rates of diabetes and high blood pressure in these communities.
For every ten new cases of kidney disease, seven had diabetes or hypertension listed as the primary cause of kidney failure, as noted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The DCI Albuquerque team encourages those at risk for kidney disease to get tested.
 If you have kidney disease, please join us July 12th 2013 from 6-9pm at Knights of Columbus Hall. 3301 Mountain Rd NW Albuquerque, NM. RSVP by calling 505-724-1500.