Live. Learn. Hope. Navigating better kidney health.
Kidney Health Fest for African American Families
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Van Asselt Elementary School (formerly the African American Academy)
8311 Beacon Ave. S., Seattle
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thank you for joining us for the 11th annual Kidney Health Fest! 600 people attended and learned to protect their kidneys at the free event. 129 individuals were screened for kidney disease risk factors.
View photos from the Fest: http://ow.ly/ms4GO
Governor Jay Inslee sent best wishes for a successful Fest. The message was delivered by Commissioner Winona Hollins-Hauge, Chair of the Health Committee for the Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities.
U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Seattle, co-chair of the Congressional Kidney Caucus, sent greetings to Fest attendees. The message was delivered by David Loud, the Congressman’s community liaison.
Join us for the 11th annual Kidney Health Fest for African American Families. This free event will feature free health screenings, healthy food made by local celebrity chefs, and an educational program emceed by Chris Bennett of KRIZ/KZIZ Radio and The Seattle Medium. The day also includes entertainment, music, exhibits and a chance to win prizes.
One in seven American adults
has chronic kidney disease and many don't know it. If you are African American, the risk is four times as high. The good news is that lifestyle changes and medication often can slow down or stop the damage to your kidneys. So it’s important to get a checkup to take charge of your health.
You don’t have to be African American to enjoy the Fest. Everyone is welcome to attend. Come learn about staying healthy and preventing kidney disease!
Free health screenings 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Educational program 10 a.m. - noon
Entertainment - all day
Follow the Fest on Twitter!
Use and follow the hashtag #healthfest to track event updates.
Get tested. It's free!
Kidney disease. Get screened for some of the common risk factors.
HIV. Neighborhood House-Project Handle will provide confidential HIV testing and counseling.
Have your child’s blood pressure and glucose checked. Bring your children ages 12 to 17 years old to the main level to have their blood pressure and glucose levels checked by staff from Seattle Children’s.
Get excited about fitness!
Challenge yourself by trying the obstacle course. Learn ways to get fit and stay fit from the Austin Foundation and Now Is Fitness Center.
Enjoy the beat
Electric fusion band Comfort Food and the PNW Drumline Association head the day’s entertainment lineup. We’ll have singers, spoken word artists and a few surprises you won’t want to miss.
At the Kids’ Korner, kids can hang out in the coloring area, try the obstacle course and enjoy fun activities like face painting. Bring your family!
Directions to Fest
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Going North on I-5
Going South on I-5
Metro Route: 106