Upstate & Western New York
KEEP® Early Detection Screenings
KEEP is a free kidney health screening program designed to raise awareness about kidney disease among high risk individuals and provide free testing and educational information, so that kidney disease and its complications can be prevented or delayed. To register for any of the kidney health screenings, please call (800) 724-9421 (NY only).
National Kidney Foundation Cadillac 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 three qualified winning teams from both tournaments are invited to compete for the National Championship 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 Leenhouts at (585) 598-3963 ext. 30.
June 10, 2013 - Irondequoit Country Club
- Rochester, NY
The National Kidney Foundation Kidney Walk is a fun, inspiring community fundraiser that calls attention to the prevention of kidney disease and the need for organ donation. It's also an opportunity for patients, family, friends and businesses to come together.
September 15, 2013 - Rochester Kidney Walk
- Rochester, NY
Joseph DiMartino Scholarship Award
Applications now being accepted. Deadline is April 30, 2013. This award provides two scholarships valued at $500 as a one-time grant to one graduating high school senior and one adult kidney patient who exemplifies courage, strength, determination, generosity of spirit, and kindness. Download the scholarship application here.
This generous award is made possible by the family of Joseph DiMartino, a kidney patient who valued education and life long learning opportunities.
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 Leenhouts to learn more.
Donate your old car, van, truck, or boat to help improve the lives of the millions of Americans affected by kidney disease. Donate now.
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.
"Love Your Kidneys" Presentations - This public awareness initiative is a presentation designed to educate community groups, senior centers and other organizations on the risk factors of kidney disease and how they can take an active role in preventing the onset of CKD.
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.