Minnesota, Dakotas, Iowa & Nebraska

Kidney Courage Awards

The National Kidney Foundation is hosting its annual Minnesota Kidney Courage Awards: A Day of Education and Empowerment on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 9:00AM-1:30PM. The event will be at its new location in Bloomington at the Normandale Community College's Kopp Student Center.

The Kidney Courage Awards are an empowering and educational day that brings the Kidney Community together to celebrate life, fight kidney disease, and bring together those affected by kidney disease. Kidney patients, transplant recipients, organ donors, families, friends and medical professionals will come together to hear inspiring stories and learn from each other while we honor those affected with Kidney Courage Awards.

This year's talks include:

  • Insurance Questions and How a Social Worker Can Help
  • Home Dialysis Options
  • Kidney Transplant Process
  • Changes to Diet and Nutrition with a Cooking Demonstration

The agenda for the 2014 Kidney Courage Awards is:

9:00 AM - Registration Opens
9:20 AM - Welcome with NKF Board Members
9:30 AM - First Education Session: Insurance Questions and How a Social Worker Can Help with Kristen Mick, SW
10:10 AM - Second Education Session: Home Dialysis Options with Jennifer Gans
10:50 AM - Break
11:00 AM - Third Education Session: Kidney Transplant Process with Barb Maruska
11:40 AM - Fourth Education Session: Changes to Diet and Nutrition with Cooking Demonstration with Amie Forrey, RD and Monica Doeden, RD
12:20 PM - Break
12:30 PM - Lunch Program and Kidney Courage Awards Ceremony
1:30 PM - Event Adjourns

New for this year's event!

Patients and family members/caregivers will be nominated, honored and awarded with Kidney Courage Awards during the lunch program. Nephrology, dialysis and transplant clinics will be encouraged to nominate patients and/or their family members and caregivers. To learn more or to receive a nomination form, please contact Kristin Bellows at (651) 636-7300.

The National Kidney Foundation looks forward to having you and your family join us at the 2014 Kidney Courage Awards.