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Impressions will celebrate leaders in the African Caribbean Kidney Community Dr. Remi Ojo & Dr. Tabo Sikaneta to be honoured at inaugural event

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Scarborough, ON – Celebrating the people who take action in the field of nephrology will be celebrated by The Kidney Foundation of Canada’s African Caribbean Kidney Association at Impressions.

”Impressions is the premier event paying tribute to Pioneers, Innovators, Leaders and Caregivers; individuals who have placed their unique fingerprint into their contributions and have left an indelible mark on the kidney community,” said Carlene McLean, Co-President of The Kidney Foundation’s African Caribbean Kidney Association (ACKA).

The achievements and contributions of Dr. Remi Ojo, the first president of ACKA and a leader in our community and Dr. Tabo Sikaneta will be celebrated in a special event, on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at St. Peter and Paul Banquet Hall, Scarborough.

Dr. Tabo Sikaneta, a Nephrologist at The Scarborough Hospital and a member of ACKA, will deliver a keynote presentation on Understanding and Preventing Kidney Disease. “It’s important for African Caribbean Canadians to know they may be at increased risk for kidney disease and understand that there are ways to delay the progression of the disease,” said McLean.

“Impressions will give us the opportunity to not only pay tribute to the work of Dr. Ojo & Dr. Sikaneta but also highlight the important work of The Kidney Foundation in our community,” said Paulette Lewis, Co-President, ACKA. “The African Caribbean Kidney Association strives to be a conduit within the African Caribbean community to provide supportive programs to individuals living with or at kidney disease who are in need, and to implement strategies to raise public awareness of risk factors, and prevention of complications from kidney disease,” added Lewis.

Tickets for this celebration can be purchased by visiting The Kidney Foundation website at www.kidney.ca/ACKA or by calling 647-504-9597 or 416 457-1014.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is the national volunteer organization committed to reducing the burden of kidney disease through funding and stimulating innovative research; providing education and support; promoting access to high quality healthcare; and increasing public awareness and commitment to advancing kidney health and organ donation. Since 1964, its fundraising campaigns have allowed us to contribute more than $110 million to research, and to provide services to individuals living with chronic kidney disease and related conditions.

 

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