Sign Your Team Up for the 2014 Kidney Walks

Kidney Walk

The NKFI is kicking off the 2014 Kidney Walks in January! You can register yourself or your team at www.kidneywalk.organd begin fundraising today!

The second annual Evansville Walk will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the 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.

Contact Janine Moore at (800) 382-9971 for more information.

March 22, 2014 - Northwest Indiana Kidney Walk - Merrillville, IN

April 26, 2014 - Evansville Kidney Walk - Evansville, IN

June 14, 2014 - Indianapolis Kidney Walk - Indianapolis, IN

June 21, 2014 - Northeast Indiana Kidney Walk - Fort Wayne, IN

Wet Your Pants Comedy Film Festival

Join the NKFI at 5th annual Wet Your Pants Comedy Film Festival at Georgetown Cinemas in Indianapolis on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The festival originated in memory of Steven Pearce, kidney patient and NKFI volunteer. His family continues their support by hosting the film festival. Brian and Val Pearce, film producers, obtain films for the festival and mom, Judy Pearce, works behind the scenes. Please click here to learn more about this year’s films and to pre-purchase tickets.

Plant & Tree Fundraiser

Team Indiana is selling a variety of trees and plants for a limited time. Proceeds will help support educational programs that promote organ donation as well as Team Indiana’s participation in the 2014 Donate Life Transplant Games of America in Houston, TX this summer. The deadline for orders and payment is April 15, 2014. Click here for more information

Scholarship Application Available for Kidney Patients

The NKFI is now offering applications for 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. Applications are due and MUST be in the office March 31, 2014. For more information, contact (800) 382-9971 or e-mail Nicki Howard.

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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

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The 2nd annual NKFI George L. Thomas Golf Classic will be heldon 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.

Kidney Camp

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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.

Do you know what these two have in common?

Each kidney patient has their own journey. Kidney disease can affect anyone. Eli and Ty share part of their kidney journey. Read their stories and learn how you can help other kidney patients in Indiana.

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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. The 2014 Celebrating Life Under the Stars Gala will be held in September in Indianapolis.

Team Indiana

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.