Blue Monday raises money for kidney disease prevention and community education.
Maurielle Lue of Fox 2 Detroit will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies for the event at the MGM Grand.
DETROIT – On Monday, August 26, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM)-Detroit Branch Office will host its 7th Annual Cool Blue Monday fundraiser at the MGM Grand Detroit.
African Americans are at increased risk of diabetes and hypertension, the leading causes of chronic kidney disease and kidney failure. Additionally, the incidence rate of kidney failure in Detroit is 2.6 times higher than the national average. The NKFM-Detroit Branch Office offers a variety of programs that serve more than 111,000 Detroit residents living with chronic kidney disease and the thousands more who are at risk. Among these are programs centered in the community, as well as programs based in schools throughout metro Detroit.
In support of these vital programs, Cool Blue Monday will offer a spectacular evening of entertainment. The event commences at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m. Maurielle Lue of Fox 2 Detroit will serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies for the event.
The MGM Grand Detroit, Grand Ballroom, located at 1777 Third Street in Detroit. Attire is stylishly chic and the event will feature an elegant strolling buffet, live entertainment, and cocktails. There will also be both silent and live auctions featuring many upscale gift items. All proceeds from the event will support the vital prevention programs and patient services of the NKFM-Detroit Branch Office.
The mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is to prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it. The NKFM is widely known for providing more programs and services to more people than any other region or state. The organization was recognized for its success in sound fiscal management by receiving a 4-star rating, five years in a row, from Charity Navigator—the nation's leading charity evaluator.
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