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LHSC and The Kidney Foundation of Canada are educating the community about kidney health


For Immediate Release

March 17, 2014


(LONDON, Ont.) – Throughout March, which is Kidney Health Month, Canadians are encouraged to learn more about their kidney health. To help London residents take that step, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and The Kidney Foundation of Canada are teaming up for a week of interactive displays and conversation in Westmount Shopping Centre on March 17-21.

“We hope that our interactive display space can help the community gain a deeper understanding of their kidney health and the risk factors for kidney disease,” says Julie Ann Lawrence, nurse practitioner, LHSC’s Kidney Care Centre. “Early detection is imperative to delaying the progression of kidney disease. Managing diabetes, controlling blood pressure, exercising and maintaining a healthy diet all contribute to fighting the disease.”

Media are invited to visit the display place and speak with Lawrence at the interactive display.

Date: March 18, 2014
Time: 11 am - noon
Location: Westmount Shopping Centre
785 Wonderland Road South
Ground floor, across from Ardene and Stokes

About London Health Sciences Centre
London Health Sciences Centre has been at the forefront of medicine in Canada for 138 years and offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in Ontario. Building on the traditions of its founding hospitals to provide compassionate care in an academic teaching setting, London Health Sciences Centre is home to Children’s Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, the Kidney Care Centre, two family medical centres, and two research institutes – Children’s Health Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, London Health Sciences Centre has a history of over 65 international and national firsts and attracts top clinicians and researchers from around the world. As a regional referral centre, London Health Sciences Centre cares for the most medically complex patients including critically injured adults and children in southwestern Ontario and beyond. The hospital’s nearly 15,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than one million patient visits a year. For more information visit www.lhsc.on.ca

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is the national volunteer organization committed to kidney health, and improved lives for all Canadians affected by kidney disease. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, The Kidney Foundation of Canada has committed more than $110 million to research since its creation in 1964.


For media inquiries contact:

Marek Kubow
Rizwana Ramzanali
Corporate Communications and Public Relations

The Kidney Foundation of Canada

London Health Sciences Centre Southwestern Ontario Chapter
519-685-8500, ext. 75155 519-850-5362 Ext. 21
Marek.Kubow@lhsc.on.ca rramzanali@kidney.on.ca


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