NKF Serving Upstate and Western New York

Honors Awards Benefit

Thank you for your support of the 2022 Honors Awards Benefit celebrating those who have been outstanding in the fight against kidney disease in our region. Together we passed our goal - raising over $87,000 – which supports local patient programs and resources in Upstate and Western New York!

2022 Upstate & Western New York Kidney Walk

Save the Date!

Sunday September 18, 2022
Charlotte Beach, Rochester
9:30 a.m. Check-In l 11:00 a.m. Walk Begins

For more information, please call:
Ellen Scalzo at 585.598.3963 Ext. 371

Professional Education

For US Physicians and Healthcare Professionals

Non-CME Education program

Programs coming soon.

CME Educational Program

NKF Council on Renal Nutrition

Save the Date!

2022 NKF Joint Meeting of the Upstate and Western New York Councils on Renal Nutrition Conference
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Batavia Downs, Batavia, New York

For more information contact Susan Brayer at 585.598.3963 Ext. 373.

Take Charge of Your Kidney Health

Take Charge of your Kidney Health is a FREE 8-week workshop for people with Chronic Kidney Disease who want to learn how to manage their illness and live healthier with kidney disease. To learn more or sign up for a workshop click here.

Renal Roundtables

Renal Roundtables are professional education and networking lecture series open to physicians and advanced practitioners. Renal Roundtables provide kidney healthcare professionals access to renowned experts in kidney disease and an opportunity for open discussion among participants.

For more information on sponsoring a Renal Roundtable contact Ellen Scalzo

Employee Wellness

NKF - Your Kidneys and You

Medicare alone spends $87 billion caring for individuals with kidney disease. Go from "zero" to "kidney consciousness" in less than 3 minutes with our Your Kidneys and You video! This can be embedded on corporate Intranets as part of an employee wellness program, shown at community health fairs, or shared with members of your organization.

For information on the above program please contact Susan Brayer at 585.598.3963 Ext. 373

Are you or someone you know a dialysis patient?

You are not alone! Talk with someone who has been there.

No one knows how to best cope with kidney disease like someone who lives with it every day. This is why we created Peers.

Have questions about kidney disease? We can help!

Call toll-free at 855.NKF.CARES (855.653.2273) or email nkfcares@kidney.org.

We speak English and Spanish and are available Monday - Friday.

About NKF Cares:

Our Patient Information Help Line, NKF Cares, offers support for people affected by kidney disease, organ donation or transplantation. It's designed just for patients, family members and care partners. Speak with a trained specialist who will answer your questions and listen to your concerns.

Join our Hero Circle

Hero Circle is a national network that shares a common belief in the life-saving mission of the National Kidney Foundation. It seeks to raise awareness about the work of NKF and engage individuals through philanthropy, events, and our programmatic initiatives. Your donation of $1,000 or more makes a tangible difference in the lives of those impacted by kidney disease.

For more information: Ellen Scalzo

Host a Drive for Dialysis

Challenge your staff to join the fight against kidney disease with a hands-on, in-office volunteer event. You and your team can assemble care packages for dialysis patients in the community where you live and work – brighten their spirits and make the long hours of treatment a little more bearable.

Click here for more information about Drive for Dialysis. For more information or to host contact Susan Brayer, Community Outreach Manager at 585.598.3963 ext. 373.

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Team Kidney

Team Kidney

Team Kidney is a nationwide community rallying support to fight kidney disease by empowering members to create their own unique fundraising events. With each mile logged, transplant anniversary celebrated, or cookie baked, Team Kidney raises funds and hope for the 30 million Americans currently battling kidney disease. With Team Kidney, fundraising is whatever you want it to be! Team Kidney Event Ideas

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When you volunteer - you will be supporting the National Kidney Foundation’s programs while giving back to our local Kidney Community!

Sign up today!

For more information contact Susan Brayer, Community Outreach Manager at 585.598.3963 ext. 373.

Kidney Cars Vehicle Donation Program

National Kidney Foundation Kidney Cars logo

Turn your vehicle into cash for the National Kidney Foundation Serving Upstate and Western New York! Vehicles donated to National Kidney Foundation have the potential to bring hundreds and sometimes even thousands of dollars in support of advocating for all kidney patients through education, research, and innovation. Donating is simple, the pick-up is free, and your gift is tax-deductible. Donate your vehicle to the NKF Serving Upstate and Western New York today!

Donate online or call 800.488.CARS (2277).

Go Casual for Kidneys!

You and your workplace or school are invited to participate in our Casual for Kidneys Day, a dress-down day held to benefit the NKF. This dress down day helps to raise awareness of chronic kidney disease & support the local kidney community. You can bring your employees together for a cause that will truly make a difference. Contact Susan Brayer to learn more.

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