Meet actor Danny Glover during the Spring Health Expo: Focus on Kidney Disease held at Indiana University Northwest Sunday, May 4 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Savannah Center.
Free screenings for kidney disease, cholesterol, blood sugar, body mass index, anemia and blood pressure will be available. Also representatives and doctors from many area health organizations will be present to answer questions.
Glover is the national spokesperson for Anemia Lifeline, which is an educational initiative created in collaboration with the National Kidney Foundation, The Wellness Community and the National Anemia Action Council to help improve the lives of millions of Americans who suffer from anemia associated with many common, serious diseases like chronic kidney disease, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
Glover joined the cause last year after his father was treated for anemia.
“The good news is that anemia can be treated. I've seen how devastating anemia can be. My father suffered from anemia associated with chronic kidney disease. Once his anemia was diagnosed and properly treated, his energy level increased and he regained his independence,” Glover said.
The expo is sponsored by Anemia Lifeline, the NKF and the Methodist Hospitals of Gary and Merrillville.