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“Kidney Health” Campaign Walk/Run

By : on : July 28, 2015 comments : (Comments Off on “Kidney Health” Campaign Walk/Run)

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The Medical Services Department within the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) wishes to invite the public to a walk/run on Saturday, 1st August 2015.

The free walk/run will support the “Kidney Health” campaign to heighten awareness about renal failure, also known as kidney failure within the Virgin Islands.

Renal failure is a medical condition whereby the kidneys fail to adequately filter waste products from the blood. When renal failure reaches irreversible stages, patients will need a kidney transplant or must be placed on dialysis treatment for the rest of their lives.

Participants are kindly asked to meet at the new Peebles Hospital parking lot at 5:30 am this Saturday. The walk/run route will be from the new Peebles Hospital parking lot, through Main Street to the Sunday Morning Well, continue past the Mulit-Purpose Sports Complex, continue down to Port Purcell Roundabout and back to the Hospital parking lot by way of the Main Road.

The walk/run is geared towards providing physical activity to all participants to encourage a healthier lifestyle which is a major component for healthy kidneys. The British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority is committed to providing services to the residents and visitors that will improve their health and wellbeing.'

Graeme Randle


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