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801 Mt. Vernon PL, NW
Washington, DC 20001
January 11-12, 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (both days)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

(Two Shifts Each Day)
8:15 am - 1:00 pm
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

** Spanish and Chinese speaking volunteers are needed **

Complete and return a Volunteer Form or contact Paul McGinley at (202) 244-7900 ext. 20

Last year, we screened over 1,100 people!
We can't do it without you. It takes over 160 volunteers to make it happen.

KEEP Healthy Check-up

What is KEEP Healthy?

KEEP Healthy is the National Kidney Foundation's community-based initiative to educate about the kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and steps to take to keep kidneys healthy and reduce risk. It is designed to have the greatest impact on reaching the 73 million Americans that are at risk due to rapidly rising rates of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. KEEP Healthy raises awareness, prevents kidney disease and ultimately drives health care costs down.

The program consists of a 15-20 minute check-up where each participant receives test results, educational materials and information on next steps to take to stay healthy. A KEEP Healthy check-up is provided by a team of trained NKF volunteers.

What does a KEEP Healthy Check-up Include?

  • Risk Survey
  • Body Mass Index (BMI): Height and Weight Measurements
  • Blood Pressure Check
  • Free Educational Materials
  • Opportunity to Speak with a Health Care Professional

What is the NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo?

In its 21st year, the NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo has grown to become the largest free consumer health event in the country with close to 200 exhibitors, demonstrations, giveaways and much more. Over 87,000 attendees participate during the two-day event.

January 11-12, 2014
Walter E. Washington
Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon PL, NW (at 9th and 7th St.)
Washington, DC 20001
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Both Days

What do you need for me to do?

General Volunteers (no medical experience necessary) will welcome participants, help with line control, assist with questionnaires and hand out educational materials at resource center.

Medical Professionals (Based on your credentials you'll be assigned to an appropriate station.)

  • Nurses (RNs, LPNs), Technicians, Medical Students will take blood pressure measurement and Body Mass Index calculations
  • Social Workers will assist with the short risk survey and the resource center
  • Dietitians will provide general wellness and nutrition consultations
  • RNs, MDs, DOs, PAs, and NPs will provide brief consultations to review participants' risk factors



** Spanish and Chinese speaking volunteers are needed **

What time can I volunteer?

The Expo is on Saturday, January 11 and Sunday, January 12. We've broken the event into four shifts:

Shift #1: Saturday, January 11: 8:15 am - 1:00 pm

Shift #2: Saturday, January 11: 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Shift #3: Sunday, January 12: 8:15 am - 1:00 pm

Shift #4: Sunday, January 12: 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

What do I wear?

NKF will supply t-shirts for volunteers. Wear comfortable shoes. Scrubs are acceptable. RNs, MDs, PAs, NPs and Dietitians providing consultations please feel free to wear a white lab coat.

Will meals be provided?

Bottled water and light snacks (granola bar, apple, etc.) will be provided. Volunteers are responsible for expenses for additional food and beverages.

How do I get there?

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is located between 7th and 9th Streets and N Street and Mt. Vernon Place in downtown DC. The metro station on the yellow line is Mt. Vernon Square/ 7th St-Convention Center. You can also walk from the Metro Center station on the red line.

Click here for directions & parking

What are you waiting for?

Complete and return a Volunteer Form or contact Paul McGinley at (202) 244-7900 ext. 20

Thank you in advance for your time and support!

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