NKF seeks Wayne Nix Award Nominee

New York, NY (June 11, 2002) - The Patient and Family Council of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF-PFC) will be accepting nominations for the 2nd Annual NKF-PFC Wayne Nix Memorial Award. The award will be presented to a kidney patient who demonstrates commitment to improving the lives of others with kidney disease at the NKF National Committee Meetings on Oct. 5, 2002 in St. Louis, MO. The deadline for application submission is Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002.

The award honors the commitment and life work of the late Wayne Nix, 1999 Chairman of the Patient & Family Council. Nix was dedicated to the empowerment of kidney patients. After receiving a transplant in 1991, he retired from a 27-year teaching career to develop a rehabilitation program for kidney patients. Nix implemented the Rehabilitation, Information, Support and Empowerment (RISE) program, used today by NKF affiliates around the country.

For this award, we seek candidates who can show their commitment to rehabilitation through personal achievement and a record of educating and empowering other individuals with kidney disease over an extended period of time," says Bina George, Family Focus Program Director.

For an application or more information, contact the National Kidney Foundation at (800) 622-9010 or click here. The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.