NKF Serving Northern Ohio

Teddy Bear Campaign

On March 8th, the NKF and Akron Children's Hospital will host a World Kidney Day awareness day centered around pediatric chronic kidney disease. NKF wants to gift all patients a Vermont Teddy Bear that day, that the children can be comforted by a furry friend while they are on dialysis each week. Will you help us? Donate Here!

Komedy for Kidneys

Laugh for a good cause at Komedy for Kidneys, a happy hour event benefiting the National Kidney Foundation Serving Northern Ohio. Two Laugh Staff comedians will each do a 20-minute set while you and your friends enjoy snacks, soft drinks, and beer- all of which is included in your ticket price! There will also be 50/50 raffles and drawings for awesome prizes! Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door!

Kidney Walk

The Kidney Walk is the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease. Held in nearly 100 communities, the event raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk. Take a lifesaving step today and sign up for a walk below.

June 3, 2018 at the Great Lakes Science Center

Interested in volunteering? Sign up here!

Local Sponsors

NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic

The NKF Golf Classic this year will be held at Firestone Country Club on July 17, 2018. For information on sponsorship and foursome opportunities please contact Anna Tzinis at anna.tzinis@kidney.org or (440) 241-6780.

Begin your journey to Pebble Beach! Secure your foursome today!

Interested in volunteering? Sign up here.

Local Sponsors

KEEP Healthy - Free Kidney Health Check

The National Kidney Foundation's community-based initiative to educate about the kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and steps to take to keep kidneys healthy and reduce risk.

Check-up includes: risk survey, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure check, free educational materials, and opportunity to speak with a health care professional. Click here for more information.

Please contact Anna Tzinis at (440) 241-6780 for more information.

Upcoming Events

Cleveland Museum of Art KEEP Healthy Screening
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in Cleveland, OH

If you would like to volunteer, please sign up here.
To be a participant, please contact Anna.Tzinis@kidney.org

Bedford Heights KEEP Healthy Screening
Saturday, June 23, 2018 in Bedford Heights, OH

If you would like to volunteer, please sign up here.
To be a participant, please contact Anna.Tzinis@kidney.org

Patient Symposium

Patient Symposium Lockup

October 2018

Local Sponsors

American Kidney Institute

4th Annual Dining with the Stars

Dining with the Stars

Save the Date! The 4th Annual Dining with the Stars will be Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven!

Junior Board

Junior Board Lockup

NKF Serving Northern Ohio is currently accepting applications for its Junior Board! If you or someone you know is interested, please complete an application and return it to Katie Dager

Kidney Cars Car Donation

Kidney Cars Car Donation

Donate your old car, van, truck, or boat to help improve the lives of the millions of Americans affected by kidney disease. Donate now.

Please contact Anna Tzinis at (440) 241-6780 for more information.

Your Kidneys & You

The NKF offers "Your Kidneys & You" awareness and education presentations to any group of individuals interested in learning more about kidney disease. The presentation covers risk factors, what kidney disease means, the importance of early detection, and treatment strategies. If your group or organization would be interested in having a "Your Kidneys & You" presentation or receiving more information, please contact Anna Tzinis or call (440) 241-6780.

Additional Patient and Professional Services

New Patient Packets - New Patient Information Packets are made available to all patients who receive treatment for kidney failure at facilities served by the us. Its purpose is to inform patients and their families abut kidney disease and of the variety of resources and activities we provide.

Living Donor Information Packets are made available to anyone who is potentially interested in being a living kidney donor. The packets provide information about the evaluation process for potential donors, the benefits and risk of donation, and where you can find additional information and support. If you're interested in being a living donor and would like information about kidney donation, please contact Marsheen Campbell or call (614) 882-6184 ext. 853.

Educational Literature & Materials – The NKF has a variety of educational brochures and materials geared toward patients in the early stages of kidney disease, dialysis patients, transplant recipients, family supporters, professionals and those who are at risk for kidney disease. Contact us to receive this free literature or view our literature here: NKF Store.

Professional CME/CE Activities – The National Kidney Foundation has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and offers a variety of CME/CE activities with an inter-professional team approach. Click here for more information: CME/CE Activities

Organ & Tissue Donation – Across the nation, citizens have the opportunity to help others by signing up to become organ and tissue donors through state donor registries. Click here to go to Donate Life Ohio for more information and to register to become a life-saving organ donor: Donate Life Ohio