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.
My #850challenge post to #sockittokidneydisease today - a text from my #toofondofcards daughter @jessquagginsm1 ♥️- a poem written in the style of Robert Munsch (#Chatbot) - seemed appropriate as I just 🛬in Philly -🏠 of #Podocyte2023 meeting!! (&...+2mi 🏃♀️) https://t.co/M0QEmaThJ1@SusanQuaggin - 11 hours ago
My #850challenge post to #sockittokidneydisease today - hard to resist the 850th x ? pageantry of Finn & Zoe at the biscuit cupboard - still much to do to raise awareness of the 850M people 🌎 living with #kidneydiseases..❤️all the amazing posts from so many #kidneywarriors!! https://t.co/OabKrXtTQ7@SusanQuaggin - 3 days ago
We have a routine every Saturday morning. She likes picnic I like hiking. So we combine. Our aspirational goal for 2023: 850 yards 🤣 our version of @SusanQuaggin’s #850challenge to #sockittokidneydisease to raise awareness for people living with kidney diseases https://t.co/3GAeZIKMHT@poyanmehr - Saturday, January 28
My #850challenge post to #sockittokidneydisease - caught Finn & Zoe with my #nephmadness issue (hoping for another #animalhouse bracket?!!)- no 🏃♀️ mi but 4 x 850 + 759 ✈️ miles from @ASNKidney @ISNkidneycare @ERAkidney joint meeting 🇧🇪 to 🏠!! https://t.co/G1aHXxb2WT@SusanQuaggin - Thursday, January 26
We're United 4 Kidney Health
My sister has experienced kidney failure, then dialysis, and finally a dual organ transplant. I have gained so much knowledge from her experiences and understand the importance of educating others.
Let’s make home dialysis more accessible and more effective for more patients.
YES! I am united for kidney health.
I am a pediatric nephrologist from Arizona and I am 4 kidney health!
Kentucky Nephrology Fellow interested in improving kidney health outcomes for underserved areas in the US
Nephrologist must be involved more in early intervention and start to treat CKD stage 2 PCP may consider early nephrology evaluation
We're United 4 Kidney Health
Join the Movement
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.