Life to be offered at community-wide workshop Sept. 30 at Springfield Baptist Church
By Linda Green

Smith Bios Group will present a communitywide Life Workshop about Kidney Disease Sept. 30 at Springfield Baptist Church. Pictured are the founders, Minister Pam and the Rev. Antonio Smith.
The importance of health screenings and awareness about chronic kidney disease and its leading causes will be the focus of a Life Workshop for the Community on Sept. 30.
Springfield Baptist Church is bringing the Smith Bios Group to Thomson to provide a community workshop that begins at 10 a.m. The Rev. Antonio and Minister Pam Smith desire to spread the word about kidney disease in a church setting where they will share their personal testimonies of sickness and disease, wholeness and healing. They founded Smith Bios Group in 2015 to bring awareness about chronic kidney disease and its leading causes — diabetes and high blood pressure.
“We feel led by God to take our message of hope to the masses,” Antonio Smith said. Statistics show that one in three people are at risk of developing kidney disease which is prevalent in the African American community, he said.
The Smiths, of Charlotte, North Carolina, say diabetes is impacting communities at alarming rates. Quoting the American Diabetes Association, they say that more than one million people in Georgia have diabetes and an estimated 241,000 have diabetes and do not know it. They also state that high blood pressure, a silent killer, is also negatively affecting communities. According to the American Heat Association, 77.9 million Americans have high blood pressure, and it is a leading risk factor for death in women. The couple also notes that both diabetes and high blood pressure are risk factors for African Americans.
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