On March 12th, George Lopez joined a slew of famous faces to show his support for the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California at a special World Kidney Day event.
The “KEEP It Hollywood” event is a pre-Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) that includes a mini-screening (blood pressure cuff, finger prick & a few health questions asked by some of the best doctors in the country) allowing numerous celebrities and influential community members to take part in the fight against Kidney Disease through early detection, evaluation, and intervention for World Kidney Day.
Lopez told LookToTheStars.org:
“I had a transplant four years and the kidney was donated to me from my wife and I’ve been healthy for the first time in my life. I was unhealthy the majority of my life. And what we’re trying to do is prevent that from happening to other people. And not only to people of color, but all people because it’s a disease that effects 26 million people — whether you’re wealthy or poor, black or white and no matter what part of the world you’re in.”
Check out the entire interview below!