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Niagara Falls will be illuminated in yellow and blue on March 12 to mark Kidney Month

Release date: 3/11/2021

March is Kidney Month, a time to call attention to the importance of kidney health

WHO: Kidney Foundation of Western New York
WHAT: Niagara Falls will be illuminated yellow and blue to mark Kidney Month
WHERE: Niagara Falls
WHEN: Friday, March 12, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. for 15 minutes
WHY: March is Kidney Month, a time to call attention to the importance of kidney health.
ADDITIONAL INFO: An estimated 1 in 10 people worldwide has chronic kidney disease, but many don't know it. A person can lose 90 percent of kidney function before noticing symptoms. 
Diabetes, hypertension, obesity and a family history of kidney failure increase a person's risk of developing kidney disease. Medical treatment and lifestyle changes can protect kidney health.  
The World Kidney Day steering committee has declared 2021 the year of “Living well with kidney disease.” This is aimed at increasing education and awareness about effective symptom management and patient empowerment, with the ultimate goal of encouraging life participation.
“The iconic power and beauty of Niagara Falls is a fitting symbol for kidney health, as the kidneys maintain the balance of fluid within the human body,” said Kidney Foundation Director Jeremy Morlock. 
The Kidney Foundation thanks to the Niagara Falls Illumination Board for raising awareness about kidney health.

About the Kidney Foundation of Western New York: 
The Kidney Foundation of Western New York works to increase awareness of kidney disease, provide education on kidney health, and support patients and their families. The locally based non-profit serves Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties.