World Kidney Day March 10, 2022
Post Your Socks!
The Northwestern University George M. O'Brien Kidney Core Center (NU GoKidney) celebrates World Kidney Day with their "Sock It to Kidney Disease" Campaign to help raise awareness and empower people living with kidney diseases. Working with kidney disease research advocate and hip-hop artist David Rush, who first suspected kidney health problems by how tight his socks would get around his ankles (a sign of water retention that could be related to heart and kidney function), NU GoKidney encourages everyone to show their socks on social media to demonstrate solidarity with David and others all over the world.
In conjunction with NU GoKidney, ASN encourages you to participate in the #SockItToKidneyDisease campaign by posting your socks on social media and tagging both @ASNKidney and @NU_Nephrology. The campaign aims to raise awareness of symptom management and patient empowerment for people living with kidney diseases.
I am delighted that ASN will be joining NU GoKidney in this year's #SockItToKidneyDisease campaign. Last year, we reached over 350,000 people, and this year — with the help of the ASN membership — we are hoping to reach even more!
To participate in #SockItToKidneyDisease this World Kidney Day:
- Wear your boldest and brightest socks on March 10.
- Taking a picture of your socks to share on social media.
- Posting your picture on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #SockItToKidneyDisease and tagging both @ASNKidney and @NU_Nephrology.
Did you know May 20th is #National Streaming Day 📺🎧 A great opportunity to #stream our #nephrogy podcast playlist while you add miles to your #850challenge! Listen to your favorite NU Nephrologist while you #SockItToKidneyDisease 🏃♀️🚴 https://t.co/PgjXANe3Pm https://t.co/1zMkaBhgCC@NU_Nephrology - 1 day ago
My #850challenge post to #sockittokidneydisease today: wonderful opening sessions #ERA22 #Paris - “enhance patient voice & choice & bring access to kidney care for all” says @ERAkidney President @ChristophWanne4 & plenary speaker @valerie_luyckx! https://t.co/woy5tTYYnf@SusanQuaggin - 2 days ago
More beautiful 🏃♀️ path views for my #850challenge post to #sockittokidneydisease today! - 2 miles added to raise awareness for the 850M people 🌎 living with kidney diseases - & excited to join colleagues & friends @ERAkidney annual meeting later this week!! 🇫🇷 https://t.co/h6nQdyfvER@SusanQuaggin - Monday, May 16
@SusanQuaggin @NU_Nephrology Thank you so much for the lovely send off and 3 incredible years! It’s been an honor to meet and work with the many kind, supportive, and all around awesome people helping #sockittokidneydisease. I'm so proud and grateful for the opportunity to contribute to such important work!@asipocz - Friday, May 13
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Let’s increase efforts to educate the public about living kidney donation, and to dramatically increase the number of living donors.
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ASN is joining the worldwide effort by leveraging the campaign we introduced at ASN Kidney Week 2021. Throughout March and this year, we will be shining the light on the ASN initiative, We're United 4 Kidney Health.
The "4" references the four priorities that ASN members and the kidney community deemed most pressing in our practices and care.