View the signed Mayoral Proclamation National Kidney Month.
WHEREAS, There are an estimated 37 million Americans with kidney disease and most do not know they have it; and
WHEREAS, It is critical that attention be brought to this often overlooked, but increasingly common disease; and
WHEREAS, Major risk factors are diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney failure and over the age of 60; and
WHEREAS, Untreated, kidney disease can lead to kidney failure; and
WHEREAS, The month of March is National Kidney Month and March 11, 2021 is World Kidney Day; and
WHEREAS, The National Kidney Foundation - the leading patient centric 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 their overall health and get tested if they are at risk.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That I, Dr. Timothy J. Mahoney, Mayor of the City of Fargo, do hereby proclaim March as
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 1st day of March, 2021.