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NAACP Sponsors Kidney and Diabetes Screening

Oct. 3—DANVILLE — It’s called “the silent killer” and it’s the eighth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death among men.

The Danville NAACP is co-hosting a free kidney health and diabetes screening clinic. “The Danville NAACP Health Equity Program is intended to address a critical health care need in our community,” said Danville Branch President Edward J. Butler. “One in three adults is at risk for kidney disease and diabetes. With this screening clinic, we want to reach out to our community and help as many local residents as possible.”

The clinic will be held Friday, October 28 at the New Life Church Banquet Center in Danville, 1419 N. Bowman Ave. The clinic will begin at noon and continue until 4 p.m. You must be at least 18 years old to participate.

“Our free services include checking your blood sugar, blood pressure, and body mass. We’ll take a urine sample and, if needed, draw blood,” Butler said. “You will receive a private consultation with a licensed medical professional.”

Fasting before the clinic is not mandatory. Although no appointment is necessary, participants can speed up the process by filling out a pre-screening form beforehand. The form is available at https://mobilescreening.nkfi.or/preregistration.

The Danville NAACP partners with Champaign-Urbana Immigrant Services to sponsor this clinic.

Danville Branch 3009 of the NAACP is located at 703 N. Kimball St. in Danville, IL 61832, and is committed to equity and social justice. The NAACP welcomes anyone who shares this mission. To become a member, call President Butler Urbana to sponsor this clinic.

Danville Branch 3009 of the NAACP is located at 703 N. Kimball St. in Danville, IL 61832, and is committed to equity and social justice. The NAACP welcomes anyone who shares this mission. To become a member, call President Butler at 217-920-2825.

at 217-920-2825.

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