Upstate & Western New York
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 below.
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
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.
March 10th from 11:00AM - 12:00PM at the Wyoming County YMCA, 115 Linwood Avenue, Warsaw, NY 14569
March 19th from 11:00AM - 12:00PM at the Carlson Metro YMCA, 444 E. Main Street, Rochester, NY 14604
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.
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.