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World Kidney Day March 9 2017

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Kidney Centres across the world are commemorating World Kidney Day on March 9, 2017.  The theme this year is "Kidney Disease and Obesity". Check out what the pediatric centres are doing in your area to celebrate!:

Ontario is Going Orange for World Kidney Day

On Thursday March 9th, Ontario is going orange for World Kidney Day, in support of The Hospital for Sick Children's kidney research program. The iconic CN Tower, Niagara Falls, 3D Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto City Hall Towers, and Mississauga's Absolute World Towers will all be sparkling with an orange glow on Thursday to raise awareness about the risks of kidney disease and the importance of maintaining kidney health. In addition to the special lightings across the city, the hospital's Division of Nephrology is hosting an all-day celebration to promote healthy living for healthy kidneys. See the SickKids link on the World Kidney Day website here.

Health Sciences Centre - Winnipeg Children's Hospital wants you to "Give your kidneys an hour a day!"

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We will have a hospital display and social media blitz to encourage children and families to be active and keep their kidneys healthy. We will provide information on the association of obesity with kidney disease, as well as free resources for families to use to maintain an active lifestyle and get moving! See the Winnipeg Children's Hospital link on the World Kidney Day website here. Follow us on Twitter!