Actress Juliet Ibrahim on Thursday engaged friends, colleagues and the general public on a walk through some major streets in Lekki, Lagos as part of the global health awareness campaign which focuses on sensitizing the world on the importance of the kidneys and reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems.
Some of those present at the Awareness Walk tagged #Move4Kidneys include; Gbenro Ajibade, Iceberg Slim, Moses Sneeze Inwang , Isaac Geralds, Mr. Tourism Nigeria 2016, JCI Eko’s team amongst others who participated in the walk.
Dr. Ufuoma of Diamond Helix Medical Assistance was on ground to educate people on everything they needed to know about kidney diseases, causes and preventions as well as carry out free screening.
The Juliet Ibrahim Foundation, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization focused on creating awareness on kidney cancer and other kidney related diseases, malaria, HIV AIDS, Ebola and other diseases and providing necessary interventions to ensure a society free of such issues in Africa at large was established after the actress had to care for two of her Aunts who suffered from kidney related ailments.
Usually celebrated on the second Thursday in March, the mission of World Kidney Day is to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.
The event was sponsored by Cintron World and proudly supported by World kidney day organization and was dedicated to all those who lost their lives to kidney disease.
“Knowledge they say is power! Let’s educate the nation because early detection saves lives,” Juliet Ibrahim said.