NEW YORK, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One in three Americans is at risk for kidney disease. This month, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is asking visitors at Rockefeller Center if they are the one.
Thanks to a donation from preventative healthcare company EHE International, during the month of June the NKF will use a high-profile window display space at 10 Rockefeller Center to promote kidney disease awareness.
"Most people never think about kidney disease and yet 73 million Americans are at risk. Anyone who is over 60 or who has high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of kidney failure is at risk for developing kidney disease," said Bruce Skyer, NKF Chief Executive Officer.
The message is simple: If you are at risk, your kidney function should be checked by your doctor, annually.
The window display sends a stark, simple message to passersby and features kidney disease statistics and ways to support the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease in communities across the U.S. The display was designed by the National Kidney Foundation's creative services' production staff.
More than 26 million Americans have kidney disease, and most don't know it because symptoms don't become apparent until the disease is advanced. Early detection and treatment can slow or prevent the progression of kidney disease.
"Kidney disease is a significant public health issue," said Deborah McKeever, president of EHE International. "EHE International is proud to support The National Kidney Foundation's efforts to prevent kidney disease in America. We hope this display sends a message to those at risk to get their kidney tested before it's too late."
About The National Kidney Foundation
The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.
About EHE International
EHE International is the oldest and largest preventive medicine specialist, and its clinically based educational and social engagement platforms are the preferred choice among America's leading employers. Established in 1913, EHE International is celebrating 100 years as the recognized leader in preventive medicine with the release of a new book, 100 Years of Preventive Health: The History of EHE International. EHE's clinical protocols are specifically designed for early detection of preventable disease and associated risk factors, supported by robust personal coaching and health management tools and resources. EHE International is the oldest and largest preventive medicine specialist, and its clinically based educational and social engagement platforms are the preferred choice among America's leading employers. For more information, contact EHE International, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 4th Floor, New York, New York 10020; 212.332.3700; visit www.eheintl.com.
SOURCE National Kidney Foundation