NKF Serving Kentucky

Kidney Walk

The Kidney Walk is the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease. Held in nearly 100 communities, the event raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk. Take a lifesaving step today and sign up for a walk.

2014 Louisville Walk
When: September 28, 2014
Where: Waterfront Park - Louisville, KY
Time: Check-in: 1:00PM; Start: 2:00PM
Click here to register!

NKF Golf Classic

NKF Golf Classic

Join us for the NKF Golf Classic! It will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014, at the Lake Forest Country Club. The NKF Golf Classic is the nation's premier amateur golf event for charity. The top 5-finishing teams (Gross and Handicap Index Divisions combined) from every local NKF Golf Classic are invited to compete in the National Finals held at the famed Pebble Beach Resorts (additional fees required).

For more information, please click here.

Your Kidneys & You

The NKF offers 'Your Kidneys & You' awareness and education presentations to any group of individuals interested in learning more about kidney disease. The presentation covers risk factors, what kidney disease means, the importance of early detection, and treatment strategies. If your group or organization would be interested in having a 'Your Kidneys & You' presentation or receiving more information, please contact Nital Desai or call (502) 585-5433 ext. 100.

We Have Surpassed our Fundraising Goal!

Congratulations, Kidney Community!

On Saturday, March 8th, nearly 400 people attended the Louisville, KY Gift of Life Gala. Patients, healthcare providers, families, friends, and corporate sponsors enjoyed a fun-filled evening at the Louisville Marriott Downtown to honor our community and raise awareness of kidney disease. It was a beautiful and inspiring evening. Please enjoy our event photos on Facebook!

Are you or someone you know a dialysis patient?

Sign up for our FREE MAGAZINE, KIDNEY LIVING! Each issue features stories from people who are living well on dialysis, as well as tips for coping with kidney disease, healthy eating, finding support, and so much more.

Eating Right in 2014

For people with chronic kidney disease at any stage, understanding how nutrition can affect their health is critical. Kidney health care professionals can help by providing important support and education about dietary requirements and modifications that could potentially slow the progression of kidney disease and improve overall health outcomes.

Click here for helpful tips on salt-free seasoning.

Learn more about Kidney Disease Friendly Cooking.

Download a family recipe book for kidney patients

KEEP Healthy - Free Kidney Health Check

The National Kidney Foundation's community-based initiative to educate about the kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and steps to take to keep kidneys healthy and reduce risk.

Check-up includes: risk survey, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure check, free educational materials, and opportunity to speak with a health care professional. Click here for more information.

Kidney Cars Program

The easy way to donate your car, van, truck, or boat. By donating your vehicle, you are helping to fund public education, patient and community services, research, professional education and organ donation programs of the National Kidney Foundation. More information

Additional Resources

New Patient Packets - New patient information packets are made available to all patients who receive treatment for kidney failure at facilities served by us. Its purpose is to inform patients and their families about kidney disease and of the variety of resources and activities we provide. Please contact 502-585-5433 ext. 100 for your patient packet.

Kentucky Organ Donor Registry - Across the nation, citizens have the opportunity to help others by signing up to become organ and tissue donors through state donor registries.

Kidneys in the Classroom - A health curriculum to be used by students in grades three through five, although can be adapted for any grade. This program gives students a better understanding of healthy kidney function and what happens when kidneys fail. The classes learn about the causes of kidney disease, treatments, and organ donation. It is an interactive and fun experience. For more information, please contact us at or .

Education Literature - The NKF has a variety of educational brochures and materials geared toward patients in the early stages of kidney disease, dialysis patients, family supporters and those who are at risk for kidney disease. Contact us to receive this free literature or view our literature online.

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