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Buffalo Landmarks will be Illuminated March 23 for Kidney Month

The Dome of City Hall is among the sites to be lit blue, yellow and green

March is National Kidney Month and the “City of Light” is joining in efforts to raise awareness. The dome of Buffalo City Hall and other local landmarks will be lit up in blue, yellow and green on the evening of Thursday, March 23 to bring attention to kidney health. One in every seven U.S. adults is affected by chronic kidney disease, but many don’t know it. Signs and symptoms often go unnoticed until a person has lost up to 90 percent of their kidney function. “Kidney disease can affect anyone, but diabetes and high blood pressure are among the leading causes,” said Jeremy Morlock, director of the Kidney Foundation of Western New York. “People with risk factors, including a family history of kidney disease, should talk with their medical provider about testing and steps to protect kidney health.” Blood and urine tests can help diagnose and monitor kidney disease. Early identification and treatment may slow kidney damage and prevent health complications. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has provided these tips to take protect kidney health:

  • Control your blood pressure

  • Meet your blood glucose goal if you have diabetes

  • Take medicines as prescribed

  • Make physical activity part of your routine

  • Aim for a healthy weight

  • Get enough sleep

  • Stop smoking

  • Find healthy ways to cope with stress and depression

The Kidney Foundation of Western New York thanks the Home of the Dome and Buffalo Landmark Illumination Team (LIT) and other community partners for helping to raise awareness about kidney health. # # # 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. For more information on National Kidney Month, visit

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