Contact: Jennifer Dodd
Princeton Marketing and Public Relations
Birmingham, Alabama—March 12, 2013— Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr., sponsored by Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), will visit Birmingham, Alabama and will offer a cooking demonstration at Princeton Baptist Medical Center on Tuesday, March 19. McCargo is embarking on four-city tour during March in recognition of National Kidney Month.
McCargo - host of the Food Network show “Big Daddy’s House” - will visit FMCNA clinics in each
city to meet with dialysis patients and their families to share kidney-friendly cooking tips, food
samples and renal-friendly recipes. . He also will unveil a recipe he created for Birmingham food enthusiasts, influenced by the region’s own cuisine.
There are an estimated 26 million Americans with chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD is a progressive, usually permanent loss of kidney function. Many people who have CKD are still in the early stages of the disease, but by the time CKD leads to kidney failure, or end-stage renal
disease (ESRD), the only treatments are a kidney transplant or dialysis.
More information is available at www.ultracare-dialysis.com/kidneymonth.
Tuesday, March 19, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Birmingham Central FMCNA facility.
Tuesday, March 19, 2 - 4 p.m. at Princeton Baptist Medical Center Bariatric Center.
Wednesday, March 20, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Midfield FMCNA facility.
Wednesday, March 20, 1 - 3 p.m. at the Birmingham Home FMCNA facility.
Fresenius Medical Care Birmingham Central
708 Cotton Ave. S.W.
Princeton Baptist Medical Center
Bariatric Surgery Center Auditorium
701 Princeton Ave. S.W.
Fresenius Medical Care Midfield
613 Bessemer Super Highway
Fresenius Medical Care Birmingham Home
35 W. Lakeshore Drive, Suite 105
About Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr.
Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr. competed on and won season four of “The Next Food Network Star” in
2008, beating out thousands of culinary hopefuls for the ultimate dream job - his own Food
Network show. “Big Daddy’s House” premiered in 2008 and continues to be a success. On “Big
Daddy’s House,” Aaron shares his passion for big, bold flavors and fun, family cooking, bringing a
down-to-earth vibe and warm smile to the kitchen. He recently published his first cookbook,
“Simply Done, Well Done.” Whether cooking with his children, relatives, friends, or even by
himself, big food and big fun reign supreme.
Founded 91 years ago in 1922, Princeton is the largest hospital of Baptist Health System. Today Princeton Baptist is a full service tertiary hospital with approximately 1,400 employees providing a wide range of services including such specialties as diagnostic imaging, cancer treatment, wound care, diabetes care, cardiac services and surgery, pulmonary medicine, neurosurgery, obstetrics and orthopedics.