NKF of Indiana

Celebrating Life Under the Stars Gala

Michael A. Kraus, MD, FACP

Join us for the annual Celebrating Life Under the Stars Gala to be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the JW Marriott downtown Indianapolis. The Gala will honor Michael A. Kraus, MD, FACP. The black tie event will include, live and silent auctions, dinner and live entertainment. Click here for ticket, sponsor and auction information. Contact Margie Evans Fort for more information at (800) 382-9971.

Too Sweet for Your Own Good Diabetes Conference

The Too Sweet for Your Own Good Managing Diabetes Conference will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Fairbanks Hall, Indianapolis (9:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.). The conference is to provide education to help individuals control their diabetes. This program is FREE, however, advanced REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Call for more information, contact (800) 382-9971 or e-mail Shadreck Kamwendo.

Kidney Walks Raise Money and Awareness

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Thanks to all the Kidney Walk participants, Team Captain's, sponsors, donors and volunteers for making the Indiana Kidney Walks a success! Your efforts will help fight kidney disease, raise awareness, and fund lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk. Contact Janine Moore at or (260) 456-0674 for more information.

Save the Date for your 2015 Kidney Walk:

Northwest Indiana Kidney Walk will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015

Evansville Walk will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015

Scholarships for Kidney Patients

The Larry Smock Scholarship is made available for Indiana residents who are on dialysis, have received a kidney transplant, or have a diagnosis of chronic kidney disease. Scholarships must go towards pursuing higher education in an academic or monitored occupational setting. All applicants must have a high school diploma or its equivalent. The Fund was established in 1992 with monies donated by the Smock family and the Martinsville community in memory of kidney patient Larry Smock who was awaiting a kidney transplant when he passed away. Applications will be available in January, 2015. For more information, contact (800) 382-9971 or e-mail Nicki Howard.

NKFI Golf

Congratulations to The NKFI/Steel Dynamic's 13th Annual 2014 Golf Classic which was held on June 10 & 11, 2014 at the Bridgewater Golf Course. The Golf Classic was a very successful event and proceeds raised will help the NKFI's programs and services. The winners from the tournament will be invited to the winner's tournament in Sarasota, Florida in November 2014. Save the Date for The NKFI/Steel Dynamics 14th Annual Golf Classic held on June 9 and 10, 2015. Contact Janine Moore at (260) 456-0654.

NKFI George L. Thomas Golf Classic

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The 2nd annual NKFI George L. Thomas Golf Classic was held on June 25, 2014 at the Warren Golf Course of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN. The winners from the tournament will be attending the winner's tournament in Sarasota, Florida in November. Save the Date for the June 24, 2015 3rd Annual NKFI George L. Thomas Golf Classic. Contact Janine Moore at (260) 456-0654.

Kidney Camp

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The NKFI will host the annual Kidney Camp on May 29-June 2, 2015 at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana. The camp is free for children ages 8-18 who have kidney disease or are a kidney recipient. Financial contributions from individuals and companies make the experience possible along with the many wonderful volunteers. Every year, more campers arrive to be part of a unique experience that brings children with similar health issues together from all around the state. For more information, please contact Tricia Berhinger at (800) 382-9971.

Medical Emergency Jewelry

The NKFI offers kidney patients the opportunity to purchase Medical Emergency Identification Jewelry (bracelets or necklaces) for a small fee. This jewelry is worn to alert medical personnel or others about your emergency contact and medical condition in case you are unable to convey that information. You will customize what you want inscribed by completing the form and returning with payment. Orders are mailed to jewelry inscriber once per month. You can expect to receive your jewelry in 5-6 week from time ordered. For more information, contact (800) 382-9971 or e-mail Nicki Howard.
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