Help Us Help Others Why are so many people on dialysis - Speak Up! Sandra Green Apr 30 2014 I often tell people "you can do better if you know better." That sentiment is what drove my husband, WallACE a dialysis patient of eight years and his late friend Willie Wilson who has passed away after forming Health & Awareness. After witnessing many incompetent dialysis technicians and unconcern nurse during treatment. They agree to form a 501(3)c to educate the public regarding living with kidney disease and way to prevent it. 1. The General Public Needs Better education and regulations on the issuing of pain killers and medication that cause kidney disease. Encourage individuals of the importance of a dietitian in improving a healthy health plan and how to control health maintenance and patient - health care compliance. Health & Awareness more spiritual leaders and community leaders to get involve with preventive programs and sat better examples. In 2016 there are thousands of people suffering from kidney disease in the Hampton Roads area. As a prior dialysis patient I spoke with most dialysis patient and realize most could had prevented dialysis treatment if we had the knowledge. I participated in over 40 health fairs, 87% of those I spoke with were at risk for kidney disease that had no idea they were at risk. While we already participate in many of the community schools, colleges, church and organizations, donations and volunteers are needed to cover the many requests that we could not take part in due to the lack of funds or volunteers. Your support is key in solving this problem. Donations or Volunteer Fundraising & Donation - Would you consider donating $25, $50, $100 or more to help us achieve our mission or volunteer at event of become a board member? We thank you in advance for your support! Your donation is greatly appreciated and will be used to slow down or stop the progression of kidney disease. You can either donate online at www.HealthAwarenessKidneyDance.com, call us at 757.376.7645, email a request for an online invoice or send a check in the pre-stamped envelope included in your letter should you require a tax deductible invoice to Health & Awareness, P.O. Box 64713, Virginia Beach, VA 23467. Unique volunteer - If you have a passion to build a start up business, Health & Awareness is looking for you. Coordinator, Planner, Fundraiser, Marketing, Internet Media Coordinator. Experience requested but will train. Bring it Home You can help Health & Awareness raising awareness in many ways, make donations, volunteer at home or at events. Our focus is through free education starting with preventive behaviors, awareness about risk factors and encouraging taking an active role in your health care. You can live with kidney disease if you identify it at the early stage and comply with required health maintenance. The is big business in dialysis and its time we all take an active role in our health care, working with the health care providers and whether on purpose or accidentally, be honest with your doctor. You can help [insert your mission or project]. Your support is key in solving this problem. We focus on the local community but will travel. I often tell people "you can do better if you know better." That sentiment, is what drove my husband, WallACE Green and his friend the late Willie Wilson, including me to create Health & Awareness. The Health & Awareness team passionately believes it is important we make the public aware of kidney disease, including many children who may be at risk of kidney disease at an early age. During the time he spent on dialysis from 2006 until June 2015 he wanted to do all he could to ensure others delay or avoid kidney failure. Health & Awareness is working hard to improve the quality of life for everyone, concentrating on those with an income disadvantage. Fundraising has been use to keep the program going because most people make their donations to the research and cure organization. WallACE believe research is good but prevention is better. More than money we need the support to get this critical information out to individuals in the community, starting with the churches which has been a real disappointment so far. Our main focus is to bring awareness through education starting with preventive behaviors, awareness about risk factors. We do this because we realize you can live with kidney disease if you know better. Its time we all take an active role in our health care, working with the health care providers and don't let the doctors live our life for us. So, in our 5th campaign year, through education and awareness let's join together, encourage each other to make the right decisions regarding our health and build future healthier generations! Act Early to Prevent it!