National Capital Area & Virginia

Vote For Us!

Thank you very much for your support of the National Kidney Foundation. Here is an additional way that you can help us and it just takes a minute! WTOP is hosting an online contest for local charities and it will be giving away $10,000 to three first place charities and $5,000 worth of advertising to the runner-ups! Please vote for the National Kidney Foundation April 21 - 25 at Every voter must have a Facebook account to participate. Don't forget to like us on Facebook! We appreciate your continued support.

NKF Golf Classics

The NKF Golf Classic is the Premier Amateur Golf Event for Charity. Golfers of all skill levels are encouraged to participate in the event for the exciting competition and the chance to win great prizes, including the chance to compete at Pebble Beach! Join us for a day of friendly competition and networking with local business leaders and celebrities - all to benefit a great cause.

Northern Virginia Classic Hosted by Doc Walker's ProView
May 5, 2014

Richmond Golf Classic
Richmond Country Club
June 9, 2014

National Capital Area NKF Golf Classic
Whiskey Creek Golf Club
June 16, 2014

April is Donate Life Month

Right now there are more than 121,000 patients on the transplant waiting list, including 99,000 waiting for a kidney. April is National Donate Life Month, a time to honor living and deceased donors, and a perfect time for every American to consider organ donation. One day your gift could save seven lives and improve the lives of 50 people! Or you could make a difference today by becoming a living donor. More Information.

NKF Night at the Wizards

Join us on April 12 as we partner with WRTC to celebrate "Donate Life Month" as the Wizards take on the Milwaukee Bucks. The first 25 kids registered are invited to go down on the court at half-time to form the Fan Tunnel! All guests are invited on the court post-game to shoot foul shots!

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Fellows Research Forum

Fellows Research Forum

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Washington metro area and Virginia fellows, residents and basic scientists will have the opportunity to present their current research projects in clinical and basic sciences. More Information.

Abstracts Due: May 5 by Noon

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.

Check-up includes: risk survey, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure check, free educational materials, and opportunity to speak with a health care professional. More Information

June 14, 2014 - KEEP Healthy - Upper Marlboro, MN

Public Awareness Campaign

1 in 3 Americans are at risk for kidney disease. Are you the one? Learn ways to keep your kidneys healthy and reduce risks for kidney disease.

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Your Kidneys & You

Public Education Program

Do you need someone to speak to your group about kidney disease? Contact us to see how we can help you.

Do you have a kidney experience you want to share? Become a volunteer presenter and help us get the word out about these important topics. More Information

Donate Your Car

Kidney Cars

Every single day, the Kidney Car program receives over 100 car donations. In fact, our car donation program is one of the oldest and largest used charity car programs in the country. Kidney Cars has been in operation since 1983, and during that time over 685,000 people have donated their car, truck or boat to the National Kidney Foundation's vehicle donation program. Help save lives by donating today.

33rd Annual Kidney Ball

Thanks to all who supported the 33rd Annual Kidney Ball on November 16 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel! The event is the largest black-tie fundraiser for the National Kidney Foundation nationwide. More than 800 guests enjoyed gourmet dining, live and silent auctions, and a special performance by the legends of Motown, the Commodores. More Information

Become a Volunteer!

NKF has many volunteer opportunities available for those who would like to get involved and lend a hand. For the National Capital Area, call (202) 244-7900 or email
For Virginia call (804) 288-8342 or email
Register on our VolunteerMatch websites:
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