National Capital Area & Virginia

Public Awareness Campaign

Sponosored by


Charles Mann, Pro Football Player, Washington (1983 - 1993)

One in three Americans is at risk for developing kidney disease due to rapidly rising rates of diabetes and high blood pressure. In the Washington, DC area there are approximately 700,000 people affected by kidney disease, nearly 6,000 on dialysis, and 1,500 waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant.

4 Risk Factors for CKD

Learn More About Kidney Disease, a FREE Check-up and Two Simple Tests

Hundreds Receive Free Kidney Check-Ups at the NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo

We were able to provide free kidney health check-ups to over 1,000 people, and educated thousands more about the risks for kidney disease, at the annual NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on January 11-12, 2014. Participants learned if they were at risk for kidney disease, where to get the medical tests, and how to keep their kidneys healthy.

Look for our booth at the next NBC4 Expo in January 2015! Join our team - we need plenty of volunteers.

For the past seven years, Amgen has been a driving force behind the success of this annual screening event, making it an essential part of NKF/NCA's overall public awareness campaign that educates residents of the Washington, DC area about what the kidneys do, what happens when they don't work properly, and who's at risk.



Exercise, Diet and Kidney Disease


Professional Football Players Reed Doughty and Visanthe Shiancoe

Dietitian Nina Kolbe

NKF and Amgen also sponsored exercise and cooking demos at the Expo presented by pro football players Reed Doughty and Visanthe Shiancoe and dietitian Nina Kolbe to reinforce how important exercise and diet are to keeping your kidneys healthy.