March is Kidney Month

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In observance of National Kidney Month in March, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is urging everyone to learn their risk factors for kidney disease. Visit our Kidney Disease page to learn more.

During March, the NKFM and partners will be holding a number of classes. events, and educational programs. Please see the list below for details on what's going on near you!

Calendar of March Events

Program dates and times are not included in this list. Please visit the links below on our website for up-to-date times, dates, and locations.
For PATH classes:
For Enhance Fitness:
For the Diabetes Prevention Program:

Events & Happenings

March 1: Mardi Gras Kidney Ball – Thousand Oaks Golf Club (Grand Rapids)

March 5: Webinar: “Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease: Nutrition Guidelines from Prevention to Management” featuring the NKFM’s Carolyn Jennings (presented by Today’s Dietician Magazine and Becky Dorner & Associates). Contact Carolyn Jennings for more details.

March 6: Grand Rapids Kidney Walk Corporate Kickoff – Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Hospital (Grand Rapids).  Contact Beth Bowers for more details.

March 13: World Kidney Day (Worldwide) – WEAR ORANGE

March 13: World Kidney Day Event featuring free kidney screenings from the NKFM (presented by the NKFM, U-M Health System’s Division of Nephrology, & U-M Geriatrics Center) – U-M Hospital Towsley Center (Ann Arbor). View the World Kidney Day screening flyer.

March 25: Kountz/Callendar/Drew Transplant Symposium- For physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, community leaders and students.  7:30 am - 4:00 pm
William Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak. For more information, or to register, visit

March 26: Kidney Month Celebration featuring cooking demonstrations and panel discussions with DCAD – Delta Sigma Theta House (Detroit). View the DCAD event flyer.

Communities Against Diabetes Meetings:
March 13: Flint Better Health Together – Flint Public Library (Flint)
*IPHC and DCAD will not hold coalition meetings during March. Next meetings scheduled for April, 2014

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP): There are March and April information sessions starting soon in Grand Rapids and Chelsea.