The Celebrating Life Under the Stars Gala will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the JW Marriott downtown Indianapolis. The black tie event will honor Tim Taber, MD, FACP. Click here for more information.
Thanks to all the Kidney Walk participants, sponsors, donors and volunteers for a successful 2015 walk season! Kidney Walks were held in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, and Merrillville. The NKFI appreciates your support! For information on next year's walks please contact Janine Moore or (260) 456-0674. Go to the 2015 Kidney Walk website for this year's results.
The NKFI/Steel Dynamic's 14th Annual Golf Classic was held on June 9 & 10, 2015 at the Bridgewater Golf Course. Congratulations for another successful tournament! Thank you to the committee, sponsors, and golfers for a fantastic event. The winners from the tournament are invited to the winner's tournament "Gator Classic" in Sarasota, Florida in the fall of 2015. Contact Janine Moore at (260) 456-0654.
Donate your car to the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana! Your donation is tax deductible. Call (800) 382-9971 or click here.
The Larry Smock Scholarship is made available for Indiana residents who are on dialysis, have received a kidney transplant, or have a diagnosis of chronic kidney disease. Scholarships must go towards pursuing higher education in an academic or monitored occupational setting. All applicants must have a high school diploma or its equivalent. The Fund was established in 1992 with monies donated by the Smock family and the Martinsville community in memory of kidney patient Larry Smock who was awaiting a kidney transplant when he passed away.
Application deadline has passed for 2015. For more information, contact (800) 382-9971 or e-mail Nicki Howard.
The NKFI held the annual Kidney Camp on May 29-June 2, 2015 at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana. Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers and donations that make this camp possible. The camp is free for children ages 8-18 who have kidney disease or are a kidney recipient. Financial contributions from individuals and companies make the experience possible along with the many wonderful volunteers. Every year, more campers arrive to be part of a unique experience that brings children with similar health issues together from all around the state. For more information, please contact Tricia Berhinger at (800) 382-9971.
The NKFI offers kidney patients the opportunity to purchase Medical Emergency Identification Jewelry (bracelets or necklaces) for a small fee. This jewelry is worn to alert medical personnel or others about your emergency contact and medical condition in case you are unable to convey that information. You will customize what you want inscribed by completing the form and returning with payment. Orders are mailed to jewelry inscriber once per month. You can expect to receive your jewelry in 5-6 week from time ordered. For more information, contact (800) 382-9971 or e-mail Nicki Howard.
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The NKFI could not provide our programs and services without the support of our wonderful volunteers. Volunteers are needed is many areas of the foundation, such as; office work, Kidney Walks, Indianapolis Gala, golf tournaments, Speaker's Bureau, Kidney Camp, Health Fairs and Indiana Kidney Check Screenings. For more information on how to volunteer, please download our forms. You can also contact (800) 382-9971 or e-mail Nicki Howard.