The American Kidney Fund is hosting free health screenings Monday in downtown Atlanta in its effort to prevent kidney disease.
Atlanta is the charity's sixth stop in a seven-city tour as it tries to raise awareness about kidney disease and kidney failure.
"This is a very highly preventable disease," said LaVarne Burton, president and CEO of the American Kidney Fund. "If people know about it in time, if they can control the things that lead to it - especially diabetes and high blood pressure - you can actually prevent kidney disease and kidney failure."
Kidney Action Day is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday on the plaza above Underground Atlanta, located at Alabama and Peachtree streets.
The free event includes health screenings for people 18 and up, healthy cooking demonstrations, fitness demonstrations and entertainment.
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