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File #: 11444-20    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Proclamation Status: Presented & Filed
File created: 3/6/2020 In control: County Council
On agenda: Final action: 3/10/2020
Title: Proclamation declaring March 2020 to be National Kidney Month in Allegheny County
Sponsors: Cindy Kirk


Proclamation declaring March 2020 to be National Kidney Month in Allegheny County



     WHEREAS, there are an estimated 37 million Americans with kidney disease, and 33% of American adults are at risk; and


     WHEREAS, it is critical that attention be brought to this often overlooked, but increasingly common disease; and


     WHEREAS, the major risk factors associated with the 9th leading cause of death in the United States are diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure and over the age of 60; and


     WHEREAS, the month of March is National Kidney Month and March 12th, 2020, is World Kidney Day; and


     WHEREAS, the National Kidney Foundation - the leading patient centric organization in the United States dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease - is calling on all Americans to take care of their kidneys and their overall health;


NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Allegheny County Council Member Cindy Kirk, do hereby declare the March to be National Kidney Month in Allegheny County, and I recognize the National Kidney Foundation for its continued efforts to fight this epidemic to build a brighter future for the families of Allegheny County.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto caused the Seal of the County of Allegheny to be affixed this 10th day of March 2020.