The Kidney Walk is a fun, inspiring noncompetitive fundraiser that calls attention to the prevention of kidney disease and the need for organ donation.
February 23, 2014 - Miami Kidney Walk
- Miami, FL
March 16, 2014 - Fort Myers Kidney Walk
- Fort Myers, FL
May 4, 2014 - Jacksonville Kidney Walk
- Jacksonville, FL
May 10, 2014 - Cocoa Beach Kidney Walk
- Cocoa Beach, FL
May 18, 2014 - Orlando Kidney Walk
- Orlando, FL
How the Affordable Care Act affects Dialysis Patients
Most Americans with kidney failure are enrolled in Medicare today, regardless
of their age, and don't need to purchase health insurance in the
Marketplace. However, you may still have questions about the Affordable Care
Act and how it may or may not help you and your family. Here's what you really need to know if you are a dialysis patient. Keep reading
Have Have You Utilized NKFF's Advocacy Program?
For your assistance, the National Kidney
Foundation of Florida offers a Patient Advocacy
Program at no cost to you! The program is staffed
by former dialysis patients who have walked in the
shoes of kidney patients. Find out how we can
assist you. Keep reading
Big Win for Transplant
CMS Drops Proposal That Would Have Restricted
Access to Essential Drugs. The Center for Medicare
& Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today a
decision to drop its proposal to remove drugs from
protected class status under Medicare Part D. This
means transplant recipients will continue to have
access to all immunosuppressive drugs under their
Medicare Part D plan. Keep reading
Lehigh Kidney Care Center, Fort Myers Kidney Care
Center and Lee Kidney Center in Southwest Florida are
leading the efforts for the 2014 Fort Myers Kidney Walk
once again! When Dr. Shenoy and Dr. Gulati, the
physician partners at the centers, realized how vital
the annual kidney walk was for the dialysis community,
the mission was on! They partner up to bring
awareness to those who are most in need and have
come through big on sponsorship as well as support of
this year's walk. Keep reading
Meet John Venezia - a NKFF Volunteer for 20
years. He has been a leader for Team Florida
and the Transplant Games of America since
1994. His dedication to the cause spawned
out of his own battle with kidney
disease. John had his transplanted kidney for
27 years and is currently on dialysis waiting for a
kidney. John often organizes events like a
boat ride and bowling day for children in
distress and kids struggling with kidney and other
Florida Kidney Screening - A Free Kidney Health Screening
The National Kidney Foundation of Florida's new screening program will educate you about the kidneys, tell you your risk factors for kidney disease,
and help you to take steps to keeping your kidneys healthy and reduce the risk of developing kidney disease in the future.
Screening includes: Risk survey, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure check, free educational materials, opportunity to speak with a health care
professional and for those at-risk - a urinalysis and creatinine check. For more information, please contact (407) 894-7325 or send us an e-mail email@example.com.
Richard K. Salick Scholarship
The National Kidney Foundation Richard K. Salick Scholarship Fund is for graduating high school or home schooled seniors or students currently enrolled in
accredited universities who exemplify the characteristics of Rich Salick through academics and active volunteer community service.
This scholarship was put in place to recognize students that have shown a quality of giving back to their community. The program's goals are to provide
college tuition assistance to those students who are already making a positive difference in their community, and to inspire others to do the same.
Every Labor Day during the Rich Salick Surf Festival we will announce the amount of money that we will be awarding the applicants with. Submit your
application by December 31st. Applications will be submitted online through NKFsurf.com. The applications will be reviewed by a
carefully selected board of Surf Festival founders, organizers, volunteers or sponsors. Judges will use an equally weighted scoring system combining
content of the essay, recent volunteer community service, leadership qualities, school accomplishments, and future community plans and activities. The
number of scholarships and amount given away will depend on the number of qualified applicants received each year.
Donate Clothing and Household Items
Your unwanted, unused, and unneeded clothing and other household items can assist our programs. The NKF of Florida has established a relationship with Sunshine Thrift Stores, Inc., a Florida for profit corporation. Outsourcing the management of this program to Sunshine Thrift Stores has been a part of fundraising efforts since 1982. In certain areas, clothing, shoes, linens, and small useable items are requested as a donation via postal mail. Customers wishing to participate may follow the specific instructions and receive a tax deductable receipt for their useable items. The donations are sold to Sunshine Thrift Stores and the proceeds are used to fund NKF of Florida programs and services. For more information on the clothing donation program contact NKF Truck Pickup Service or call (877) 448-2653. For more information on Sunshine Thrift Stores contact Sunshine or call (813) 831-4377.
A long-term illness followed by kidney failure takes its toll both physically and financially on kidney patients. The NKF of Florida provides assistance to Florida patients in need. Requests can be made for assistance with medications, transportation to and from dialysis, and emergency one-time grants. To apply for these funds, patients must contact their renal social worker and complete an application.
Other Community Resources
Submit Online Application (Social Workers Only)