March is Kidney Month

National Capital Area:

March 7-8: Kidney Patient Summit
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC
NKF will convene kidney patients and their supporters on Capitol Hill to tell Congress about the importance of awareness, treatment, and prevention of kidney disease. For more information about this event and opportunities to participate in next year’s Patient Summit, contact nkfadvocacy@kidney.org

March 9: Your Kidneys & You at St. Francis Xavier Church
2800 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 2002
Join us at 1:00pm at St. Francis Xavier for an educational session about kidney disease. Most people don't know anything about their kidneys and how important they are to their health, even the 37 million people who have kidney disease. If caught early, kidney disease can be slowed or even stopped. For more information or to RSVP, contact Ken Balla at 202.244.7900 ext. 701 or kenneth.balla@kidney.org.

March 10: CKDinform at VCNP Annual Conference
NKF will be presenting CKDinform, our CME/CE program designed to equip primary care practitioners with the tools they need to recognize chronic kidney disease (CKD) earlier and develop treatment protocols to slow progression, at the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference. For information about the conference, visit their website. For information about bringing CKDinform to your event or institution, please contact Ken Balla at 202.244.7900 ext. 701 or kenneth.balla@kidney.org.

March 12:  KEEP Healthy at Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church
3000 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020
Join us from 11:30am – 4:30pm on March 12 for a free kidney health screening at the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church in Washington, DC. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Ken Balla at 202.244.7900 ext. 701 or kenneth.balla@kidney.org.

March 14: Congressional Dinner
The Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
The National Kidney Foundation Serving the National Capital Area will host its third annual Congressional Dinner in Washington, DC on March 14, 2016, where Congressional leaders including Representative John Lewis (GA-5) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) will be honored for their work as champions of critical issues on behalf of the millions of Americans affected by kidney disease. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jaime Ritacco at 202.244.7900 ext. 705 or jaime.ritacco@kidney.org.
 

March 15: Your Kidneys & You at Riderwood Village Health Fair
3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904
NKF will be presenting a Your Kidneys & You presentation to residents at Riderwood Village, a senior living community in Silver Spring, MD. For information about bringing a Your Kidneys & You presentation to your community, please contact Ken Balla at 202.244.7900 ext. 701 or kenneth.balla@kidney.org.

Virginia Area:

All Month: Orange Sundae at Ray’s Italian Water Ice
3039 Lauderdale Dr., Richmond, VA 23233
2416 Old Brick Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060

Purchase the orange sundae at Ray’s Italian Water Ice during the month of March and a portion of the proceeds will go to support NKF.

All Month: “Dough Raiser” at UNO Pizzeria
Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Newport News locations only
Visit one of three participating UNO Pizzeria locations and mention NKF – a portion of the proceeds from your meal will be donated! Promotion valid through March 31, 2016.

March 1-7: Autobell Car Wash
Valid at all locations
Purchase a ticket for a Full Service Car Wash at Autobell for only $15.99 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to support a local Kidney Walk team, the COJ Angels. Tickets do not expire. Sale ends March 7. Contact Brenda Sledge at 757.435.9880 for tickets.

March 8: Yoga Energy Therapy
1624 E. Parham Rd., Richmond, VA 23228
Learn about your kidneys and practice beginner yoga at Yoga Energy Therapy in Richmond, VA. 6:00-7:30pm; $10 per person. Call 804.382.1819 to RSVP.

March 10: World Kidney Day Party at Continental Divide
2501 W. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23220
Continental Divide features Southwestern comfort food and an extensive drink menu in a unique, casual environment. Celebrate World Kidney Day from 5:00 – 10:00pm and a portion of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to NKF. No RSVP required.

March 16: Roanoke Valley Gives Day
Online Only
Make a donation online at rvgives.givebig.org on March 16th to support the National Kidney Foundation.

March 19: Free Kidney Screening at the VCU Wellness Block Party
1000 Mosby Street, Richmond, VA 23223
Join us from 1:00-4:00pm on March 19 for a free kidney health screening. The VCU Wellness Block Party includes free lunch, giveaways, door prizes, entertainment, and health and wellness resources. No RSVP required.

March 25: Kidney Friendly Cooking Class at Southern Season
2250 Staples Mill Rd., Richmond, VA 23230
Learn kidney-friendly recipes at Southern Season’s Richmond Cooking Schools, where students receive an epicurean education paired with a heaping serving of expertise and style. A portion of the proceeds from this class will be donated to NKF. 5:00 – 7:00pm; $35 per person. Call 804.288.8342 to RSVP.