Upstate & Western New York

2014 Kidney Walks

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.

October 5, 2014 - Upstate and Western New York Kidney Walk - Rochester, NY

Kicks4Kidneys

Saturday, July 26th - 11am

Kicks4Kidneys is a soccer tournament open to men, women, and coed teams. There will be entertainment for the whole family. A portion of the proceeds benefit the National Kidney Foundation. More Information

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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

10th Annual Joint Meeting of Upstate & Western New York CRN

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Beaver Hollow Conference Center
1083 Pit Road
Java Center, NY 14082

The 10th Annual Joint Meeting of the Upstate and Western New York Councils on Renal Nutrition is a day-long symposium that will be of interest to nurses, dietitians, dietetic technicians and other health care professionals who care for people living with chronic kidney disease. The topics of this educational program will spotlight emerging research about nutrition, malnutrition, bone disease, patient adherence, and diabetes and CKD. This program will be approved for both dietitians and nurses through the National Kidney Foundation. More information

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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