The 24th Annual Stuart A. Kleit Symposium will be held on Friday, March 20, 2015 at the INDIANA GRAND in Shelbyville, IN. The symposium will provide participants with up-to-date innovations in nephrology. Accreditations will be available. To receive information on the Kleit call the NKFI office at (800) 382-9971 or email Tricia Berhinger for more information.
The Celebrating Life Under the Stars Gala was an exceptional evening, raising over $100,000 and having the opportunity to honor Michael A. Kraus, MD, FACP. The black tie event was held on Saturday, October 18 at the JW Marriott downtown Indianapolis. Click here for more information.
Donate your car to the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana! Your donation is tax deductible. Call (800) 382-9971 or click here.
Team Captains can register today for their 2015 Kidney Walk. You can start the New Year building your team and organizing fundraising efforts. Contact Janine Moore or (260) 456-0674 for more information.
Save the Date for your 2015 Kidney Walk:Northwest Indiana Kidney Walk will be held on Saturday, March 28
Evansville Walk will be held on Saturday, April 18
Indianapolis Kidney Walk will be held on Saturday, June 13
Fort Wayne Walk will be held on Saturday, June 20
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.
The NKFI/Steel Dynamic's 14th Annual Golf Classic will be held on June 9 & 10, 2015 at the Bridgewater Golf Course. The winners from the tournament will be invited to the winner's tournament "Gator Classic" in Sarasota, Florida in the fall of 2015. Contact Janine Moore at (260) 456-0654.
The NKFI will host the annual Kidney Camp on May 29-June 2, 2015 at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana. 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.