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·Patient and community services for early detection screenings and to support patients and families living with kidney disease.
·Education initiatives to raise awareness of the importance of early detection and need for organ donation.
·Professional education programs to ensure health professionals continue learning the latest in kidney disease clinical treatment.
·Patient advocacy to make patients’ voices heard through legislative action.
Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two main causes for chronic kidney disease and are responsible for up to two-thirds of cases of CKD. Twenty-six million Americans have CKD and another 73 million are at risk. The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and raising awareness to reduce risk. For more information about NKF or the Cadillac Classic Golf Tournament please visit www.kidney.org or call (314) 961-2828.