KIDNEY HEALTH WEEK IS FAST APPROACHING...
AND WE’RE KEEN TO HEAR FROM YOU IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INVOLVED!
From 25 May to 31 May 2014, communities all across Australia will be turning red to help raise awareness of the impact of kidney disease. Free event packs containing posters, postcards and balloons can be ordered to help with activities.
Last year, over 2300 people displayed Kidney Health Week information. Mark and Katrina Brightwell from Warrnambool in Victoria used the materials to display in their cafe, and donated $1 from every coffee sold during the Tuesday of that week to KHA. Their nine-month-old daughter, Mira (photo bottom right), was born with chronic kidney disease and they were inspired to lend their support to help spread the message.
“We were really surprised to know that you can lose up to 90 per cent of your kidney function without even realising it. Being involved in last year’s Kidney Health Week meant that we could help get the word out to the people of Warrnambool that it’s important to assess your risk of chronic kidney disease. We look forward to being involved again this year!” Katrina said.
During this year’s Kidney Health Week, KHA will be announcing an important new development in kidney health, so be sure to check our website – or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter - to keep up-to-date.
Other ideas for Kidney Health Week include:
To find out more, or to order a free Kidney Health Week Event Pack, please contact the Events Team at email@example.com or phone 03 9674 4300.
- Hosting an information display
- Visiting your local health centre to hand out information
- Organising a red morning/afternoon tea
- Dressing in red for a day at your workplace or school
- Hosting a Big Red BBQ or red themed dinner party
Kidney Health Australia has a range of speakers available to contribute to media requests. Please contact Cassandra Bradshaw, Media and Communications Advisor via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 03 9674 4313.
Updated 15 April 2014