A Healthy Dose of Blues

A Healthy Dose of Blues

Fri, October 4, 2013

Bridging the Blues 2013: "A Healthy Dose of Blues"
Fresenius Medical Care Presents: The 2nd Annual B.B. King Open House and Health Fair 2-6 p.m. with celebrity Chef Aaron McCargo from 2-4 p.m.

Live music lineup on the B.B. King Museum lawn:
12 - 2 p.m. Bill "Howl-N-Madd" Perry
4 - 6 p.m. Big Time Rhythm Band
6 - 8 p.m. Russell Baxter and the 21st Century Band

Live Music at Club Ebony:
10 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Mickey Rogers and the Soul Blues Band


Fresenius Medical Care Brings Kidney Health Fair and Cooking Demo
By Food Network Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr. to the B.B. King Museum

McCargo’s Flavorful Recipes Help Dialysis Patients Eat Well and Stay Healthy

INDIANOLA, Miss. – Fresenius Medical Care North America(FMCNA), the nation’s leading network of dialysis facilities, invites the public to a special free event on Friday, Oct. 4, in Indianola. The event, “Fresenius Medical Care Presents: The Second Annual B.B. King Museum Open House and Health Fair,” will be from 2-6 p.m. at the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, 400 Second St. in Indianola.

Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr.will demonstrate his fun, flavorful style of cooking, and attendees will have the opportunity to meet him and sample some of his dialysis-friendly dishes. McCargo will prepare his signature Not Too Spicy for Your Mama Chipotle Wingsrecipe, which is perfect for football tailgating season. Local medical experts, dietitians and social workers will be on hand to discuss diabetes, kidney disease and dialysis treatment options.

All of the museum and interpretive center’s exhibits will be open and free of charge during the event. Live music also will be provided at the museum several times during the day as part of the“Bridging the Blues” music series, which is taking place across the Mississippi Delta region.

The museum is a fitting location for the health fair because legendary blues musician B.B. King, who has lived with diabetes for more than 20 years, has long been an outspoken advocate for diabetes awareness. Diabetes is the leading U.S. cause of kidney failure, accounting for 44 percent of new patients starting treatment for kidney failure; and Mississippi currently has one of the nation’s highest rates of chronic kidney disease.

It’s very important for people with diabetes to understand their elevated risk of developing kidney disease and get regular screenings, because early detection and treatment can help slow the progression of the disease.