NKF of Indiana

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The dollars raised at NKFI support patient programs right here in Indiana to make an impact in the lives of individuals and families. Our programs are designed to meet the needs of multiple stages of kidney disease. From our KEEP Healthy screenings across the state to our Emergency Fund for dialysis patients, we ensure Hoosiers receive the education, treatment and support they need.

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Celebrating Life Under the Stars Gala

Tim Taber, MD, FACP

The Celebrating Life Under the Stars Gala was held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the JW Marriott downtown Indianapolis. The black tie event honored Tim Taber, MD, FACP. Click here for more information.


Kidney Walkers Raise Awareness and Donations!

Kidney Walk

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.

Save the Date for the 2016 Kidney Walk in your area!

Merrillville Kidney Walk – Saturday, March 19, 2016

South Bend Kidney Walk – Saturday (Spring 2016)

Evansville Kidney Walk – Saturday, April 16, 2016

Indianapolis Kidney Walk – Saturday, June 11, 2016 (tentative)

Fort Wayne Kidney Walk – Saturday, June 18, 2016

Too Sweet Diabetes Conference

The Too Sweet for Your Own Good Diabetes Conference will be held Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Fairbanks Hall, 340 W. 10th ST., Indianapolis (9:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m.). This FREE conference will include lunch and conference materials. The program will give you tools and building blocks to help move toward better diabetes management. Pre-registration is required for this event and must be received by Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, please call 800-382-9971 form more information.

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The NKFI/Steel Dynamic's 14th Annual Golf Classic event winners will be participating in the "Gator Classic" in Sarasota, Florida on November 13-15, 2015. The NKFI/Steel Dyanmic’s 15th Annual Golf Classic will be held June 14 & 15 , 2016, please Contact Janine Moore at (260) 456-0654 for more information.

Kidney Cars

Donate your car to the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana! Your donation is tax deductible. Call (800) 382-9971 or click here.

Scholarships for Kidney Patients

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.

Kidney Camp

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The NKFI will holdthe annual Kidney Camp on June 3-7, 2016 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.

Volunteers for NKFI

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.

Annual Report

Click Here to download our 2014 Annual Report