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Women’s group gives $20,000 to improve education on kidney disease

A special $20,000 grant from the Central Area of The Links, Inc., part of a national organization of professional women of color, is helping to boost an effort in the South Suburbs to share information on kidney disease.

The Black Kidney Awareness Resources and Education (KARE) project is being directed by the South Suburban Chicago chapter of Links.

“The purpose of this nine-month project is to raise awareness about kidney disease in the Black community because Black Americans have some of the highest incidence rates of diabetes and high blood pressure – the two leading causes of kidney disease . . .

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