NKF Serving Upstate New York

SHINE Honors Reception

Join us for a breakfast reception on March 12, 2015, honoring individuals whose efforts with advocacy, philanthropy, activism or volunteerism deserve a spotlight. Nominations are currently being accepted for SHINE recognition awards in the following categories:

  • Inspirational Individual
  • Outstanding Group Commitment
  • Outstanding Volunteer Commitment
  • Outstanding Partnership Commitment
  • Outstanding Services Commitment

To nominate an individual for a SHINE award, click here.

For additional assistance, please contact Jessica Cipolla at (585) 598-3963 ext. 30.

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NKF Golf Classic  

NKF Golf Classic

Each year thousands of golfers from across the country participate for the exciting competition and the chance to win great prizes-all to benefit a worthy cause. 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). If the U.S. Open or the U.S. Amateur is not in your future, this three-day tournament may be your only chance to compete for a national championship at beautiful and challenging Pebble Beach.

For more information, contact Jessica Cipolla at (585) 598-3963 ext. 30.

Joseph DiMartino Scholarship Award

The Joseph DiMartino Scholarship Award provides (2) $500 scholarships as a one-time grant award to one graduating high school senior and one adult kidney patient who exemplifies courage, strength, determination, generosity of spirit, and kindness.

This generous award is made possible by the family of Joseph DiMartino, a kidney patient who valued education and life long learning opportunities. Deadline - June 30, 2014

For additional information, please contact Elissa Rowley, Program Assistant, at (585) 598-3963 ext. 31.

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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.

One in three Americans is at risk for developing kidney disease. KEEP Healthy will help you learn if you're the one. More Information

Stay Up To Date with Kidney Connections

Sign up to receive our e-newsletter focused on Upstate and Western New York. This quarterly digital publication will keep you up to date with all of the National Kidney Foundation's events and free programs in addition to helpful information regarding kidney disease and advocacy. Sign up for this free e-newsletter today!

Your Kidneys and You Presentation

The Your Kidneys & You program is designed to raise awareness among the general public about kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and how to protect your kidneys. Your Kidneys and You consists of a set of 11 brief PowerPoint slides, along with scripted notes and handouts that National Kidney Foundation (NKF) employees and volunteers present to groups in their local area.

For more information click here or contact Elissa Rowley at (585) 598-3963 ext. 31.

Kidney Cars Car Donation

Kidney Cars Car Donation

Donate your old car, van, truck, or boat to help improve the lives of the millions of Americans affected by kidney disease. Donate now.

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.

Go Casual for Kidneys!

You and your workplace or school are invited to participate in our Casual for Kidneys Day, a dress-down day held to benefit the NKF. This dress down day helps to raise awareness of chronic kidney disease & support the local kidney community. You can bring your employees together for a cause that will truly make a difference. Contact Jessica Cipolla to learn more.

Community and Patient Services

The following are a few of the programs and services provided from our local NKF office to the kidney community in Upstate and Western NY.

Kidney Information and 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.

Kidneys in the Classroom - A kidney health education and prevention presentation provided to elementary students. We travel to the school and teach about kidneys - the master chemists - and how to keep them healthy.

Health Fairs - Contact our office if you would like the National Kidney Foundation to participate in a community health fair or other educational event.

MedIds.com (318-397-8441) will offer a 15% discount to needy patients if the patient uses the code "NKF2012".

Medic Alert (888-633-4298) will waive the fee if the patient submits a letter from his/her doctor on the doctor's letterhead and proof of monthly income. These documents must be submitted along with the company's application form.

American Medical ID (800-363-5985) will provide the stainless steel version for free with a letter from the doctor on the doctor's letterhead. The original letter has to be mailed to the company; it cannot be a photocopy or a fax.

Rochester Business Alliance Member Company