National Kidney Month Calendar

March 2019

March is National Kidney Month and in support, Aurinia is providing resources to help people affected by kidney diseases, like lupus nephritis (LN) and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). Check out the calendar below to find helpful tips, resources and activities so you can get involved too!

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Tuesday
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Friday
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Visit ALL IN for helpful resources and information about lupus nephritis (LN), a disease that affects the kidneys. ALL IN™ is an educational program and support community for people living with LN.

Saturday
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Start a conversation with your doctor about kidney health with these key questions from The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

Sunday
3

Show your support by participating in a National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Walk. Find a walk near you.

Monday
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Aurinia is collaborating with NKF to raise awareness during National Kidney Month by going #ALLINorange. Visit ALL IN for information on becoming a member and to get your #ALLINorange button.

Tuesday
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Check out these fun events hosted by NephCure Kidney International. Sign up to bring us one step closer to finding a cure for all who battle Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) and Nephrotic Syndrome.

Wednesday
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Get tips on how to eat right and exercise for better kidney health from ALL IN.

Thursday
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Read posts from American Kidney Fund's (AKF) blog, Kidney Today, featuring perspectives on the fight against kidney disease from patients, their loved ones, renal professionals and others.

Friday
8

Learn more about LN through personal stories. Hear from people living with LN and get helpful resources at ALL IN.

Saturday
9

One in three Americans is at risk for developing kidney disease. Get a kidney checkup through the NKF's KEEP Healthy initiative.

Sunday
10

Read the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) blog to learn more about issues of those living with kidney disease, important news and how to get involved.

Monday
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NKF provides a health guide: “Newly Diagnosed with CKD? Here's What You Need to Know?” Check out the guide here.

Tuesday
12

If you are suffering from kidney disease, NIDDK provides 10 steps to protect your kidneys from further damage.

Wednesday
13

Tomorrow is World Kidney Day and NKF wants to make kidney health part of everyday conversations. By using their Heart Your Kidneys toolbox, you can help spread the word!

Thursday
14

Today is World Kidney Day! To learn more about kidney disease prevention, visit worldkidneyday.org.

Friday
15

Get tips on how to eat right and exercise for better kidney health from ALL IN.

Saturday
16

Did you know? The NIDDK reports that kidney disease often has no symptoms in its early stages and can go undetected until it is very advanced.

Sunday
17

Read advocate Kristina Wolf's column, "The girl who cried wolf," on Lupus News Today, which shares her story of living with lupus nephritis.

Monday
18

Supporting a partner, friend, or family member struggling with kidney disease? Check out ALL IN to find tips on how to help them as well as caring for yourself.

Tuesday
19

Keeping policymakers educated is critical in the fight against kidney disease. Join AKF's Action Center to keep policymakers informed and engaged in the fight against kidney disease.

Wednesday
20

Raise awareness of LN during National Kidney Month by sharing our ALL IN infographic on your social media accounts!

Thursday
21

Connect with a support community by visiting NephCure Kidney International's online support community, NephSpace.

Friday
22

Tell us about your experience with LN by creating your own personalized story on ALL IN. Then share with friends to raise awareness about the disease.

Saturday
23

NKF helps you learn how to create your own event to bring a sense of purpose to your next 5k, birthday, or family BBQ, by raising funds for kidney research.

Sunday
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Learn more about the classes, signs and symptoms of LN on ALL IN.

Monday
25

The AKF's Kidney Action Day® is held in cities where rates of kidney disease are higher than the national average. See if there is one near you.

Tuesday
26

If you are a member of the ALL IN community, take a selfie with your #ALLINorange button to post on your social channels to show support.

Wednesday
27

Read some of Sara Gorman's helpful hints on how to live well with a chronic illness like LN on her blog, Despite Lupus.

Thursday
28

Just diagnosed with LN? Visit the ALL IN resources page to download this guide for talking to your doctor to bring to your next appointment.

Friday
29

Think you are at risk for kidney disease? NKF teaches you how to check by two simple tests.

Saturday
30

NephCure Kidney International invites you to share your story about the ways you have been impacted by FSGS and Nephrotic Syndrome. To feel inspired and empowered, read these stories.

Sunday
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How much have you learned about kidney disease in March? Try this quiz from NKF to find out.