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Mission of Black K.A.R.E. is to raise awareness and prevention of chronic kidney disease

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March is National Kidney Month and this week Dr. Greg talks with LaShana Harris with the Frankfort/Lexington Chapter of Kentucky Black K.A.R.E.

KARE stands for Kidney Awareness Resources Education Initiative, which is focused on preventing chronic kidney disease, particularly in African American communities.


Black Americans are almost four times as likely as White Americans to develop kidney failure. While Black Americans make up about approximately 13 percent of the population, they account for approximately 35 percent of the people with kidney failure in the United States. National Institutes of Health.

www.blackkare.org

Here's a recent article on the Lexington/Frankfort chapter of Black K.A.R.E.

https://www.state-journal.com/news/frankfort-lexington-chapter-of-the-links-incorporated-raise-kidney-health-awareness/article_af5c67f0-9a68-11ec-9863-772517549359.html