WHEREAS, There are an estimated 26 million (1 in 9) Americans with kidney disease and most don’t know they have it. Therefore, it is critical that attention be brought to this
often-overlooked, but increasingly common disease. Major risk factors are diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure and age over 60. Untreated, kidney disease can lead to kidney failure.
WHEREAS, The month of March is National Kidney Month and March 9, 2017 is World Kidney Day. The National Kidney Foundation -- the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease -- is calling on all Americans to take care of their kidneys and get tested if they are at risk.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That I, Timothy J. Mahoney, Mayor of the City of Fargo, in recognition of this important health observance, do hereby proclaim March, to be National Kidney Month in the City of Fargo, North Dakota.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Fargo, North Dakota to be affixed this 15th day of February 2017.
Mayoral Proclamation - National Kidney Month - 03.01.2017