Celebrating Life Under the Stars Gala
The annual Celebrating Life Under the Stars Gala was held on September, 21, 2013 at the Renaissance in Carmel. The black tie gala honored Stephen Ash, M.D., F.A.C.P., IU Health Arnett Nephrology, Ash Access Technology, Inc. and HemoCleanse, Inc., for his contributions and advancements in the field of nephrology. Special thanks to the live entertainment by Henle and the Loops Band.
Stuart A. Kleit Symposium
New Date and Location announced!
The 23rd Annual Stuart A. Kleit Symposium will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the INDIANA GRAND in Shelbyville, IN. The symposium will provide participants with up-to-date innovations in nephrology. Accreditations will be available. To receive information on the Kleit call the NKFI office at (800) 382-9971 or email Tricia Berhinger for more information.
Sign Your Team Up for the 2014 Kidney Walks
The NKFI is gearing up to kick off the 2014 Kidney Walks! You can register yourself or your team at www.kidneywalk.org and begin fundraising today!
Northwest Indiana Kidney Walk will host a Kick Off on January 23, 2014 (6-7:30 pm) at the Westfield Southlake Mall. Chat with fellow walkers over snacks and get your fundraising supplies to make this the most successful Northwest Indiana Kidney Walk yet! RSVP to Janine Moore or (800) 382-9971. The walk will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Westfield Southlake Mall in Merrillville.
The second annual Evansville Walk has announced a new date, Saturday, April 26, 2014, to be held at Old National Bank, One Main Street on the Riverfront. This is our first ever afternoon Kidney Walk in Indiana with a noon registration and 1:00 p.m. Walk start time. Join the fun festivities while raising awareness and funds for kidney disease and organ donation in Southern Indiana.
Indianapolis Kidney Walk will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014.
Fort Wayne Kidney Walk will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (260) 456-0654
Contact Janine Moore at (800) 382-9971 for more information.
Thank you to the sponsors, golfers and volunteers at the Third Annual NKFI-Steel Dynamics, Inc. Gator Golf Classic that was held on November 8-10, 2013. This winners' tournament for the NKFI Golf Classics takes place in sunny Sarasota, Florida. Golfers play three world-renown golf clubs: the Ritz-Carlton, Legacy and the Concession. Special thanks to our chairmen, Keith and Aaron Busse for their leadership in making this new NKFI event a fundraising success. For information regarding the The NKFI/Steel Dynamic's 13th Annual 2014 Golf Classic to be held on June 11, 2014 contact Janine Moore at (260) 456-0654.
NKFI George L. Thomas Golf Classic
For information regarding the 2nd annual NKFI George L. Thomas Golf Classic to be held (tentative date June 25, 2014 at the Warren Golf Course of Notre Dame) in South Bend, IN. The winners from the tournament will be invited to the winner's tournament in Sarasota, Florida in November 2014. Contact Janine Moore at (260) 456-0654.
The NKFI will host the annual Kidney Camp on May 30-June 4, 2014 at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana. The camp is free for children ages 8-18 who have kidney disease or are a kidney recipient. Financial contributions from individuals and companies make the experience possible along with the many wonderful volunteers. Every year, more campers arrive to be part of a unique experience that brings children with similar health issues together from all around the state. For more information, please contact Tricia Berhinger at (800) 382-9971.
Scholarship Available for Kidney Patients
The NKFI offers the Larry Smock Scholarship for Indiana residents who are on dialysis, have received a kidney transplant, or have a diagnosis of chronic kidney disease. Scholarships must go towards pursuing higher education in an academic or monitored occupational setting. All applicants must have a high school diploma or its equivalent. The Fund was established in 1992 with monies donated by the Smock family and the Martinsville community in memory of kidney patient Larry Smock who was awaiting a kidney transplant when he passed away. Please check with the NKFI office in January 2014 for next opportunity (800) 382-9971 or e-mail Nicki Howard.
The NKFI's Team Indiana is looking for participants for the 2014 Transplant Games of America (TGA) which will be held in Houston, Texas July 10-15, 2014. Team Indiana is a group of amazing transplant recipients, donors and donor families that have overcome obstacles in their lives that most of us could never imagine. The transplant recipients want to show the world that transplant works so that others in need of a lifesaving organ transplant can also have a second chance at life. They participate in games such as, basketball, swimming, running, biking and more. There are events for friends and family members of the recipients and of the donor's, this remarkable event is a chance for everyone to be involved.
For more information about Team Indiana and how you can join or support the team, please contact Tricia Behringer at (800) 382-9971. Please help us spread the word and share our Facebook page on your page.