NKF Serving the Alleghenies

Kidney Gift of Life Gala

Kidney Gift of Life Gala

Join us in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Kidney Gift of Life Gala on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Heinz Field! The event is a true celebration of LIFE, raising funds that directly support our mission of increased awareness, prevention and treatment for millions of Americans. Your generosity and support of the Kidney Gift of Life Gala means so much to the local NKF staff, as well as the tens of thousands of local residents we serve! We look forward to celebrating LIFE with 500+ of our finest local community business leaders, physicians and volunteers who help make a difference!

Please visit www.kidney.org/pittsburghgala for more information.

For questions, please contact Melissa Sidick or Kelley George.

Interested in becoming a Sponsor? Please view our 2018 Kidney Gift of Life Gala Sponsor Opportunities.

"The Big Ask: The Big Give" — UPMC

Friday, April 20, 2018
UPMC Montefiore
3459 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

For more information, please contact Cherie Peters, Program Director, at the National Kidney Foundation office in Pittsburgh at Cherie.Peters@kidney.org or 412-261-4115 x759.


NKF Golf Classic

The NKF Konica Minolta Golf Classic is the Premier Amateur Golf Event for Charity. Each year thousands of golfers across the country participate in over 30 local events for the exciting competition and the chance to qualify for the National Finals at Pebble Beach.

Join us on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Valley Brook Country Club and take a swing at kidney disease! It is sure to be a beautiful day on the greens as nearly 50 foursomes will come together to network and support our mission of increasing awareness, prevention, and treatment for millions of Americans with kidney disease. For more information, please contact Melissa Sidick.

Interested in becoming a Sponsor? Please view our 2018 Sponsor Opportunities

NKF Corporate Monopoly® Tournament

The National Kidney Foundation Corporate MONOPOLY® Tournament made its return on Thursday, October 5th in the Rivers Casino Ballroom. Over 150 guests came together to face off in the beloved childhood board game, MONOPOLY®. The evening featured a gourmet dine around and open bar courtesy of the Rivers Casino and Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Company along with a basket raffle featuring gifts from Made 4 Boutique, Petagogy, the Pittsburgh Penguins, SweetWater Brewing Co., and more. Thanks to corporate sponsors and guest contributions, NKF raised nearly $40,000 to support its lifesaving programs!

Miss out of 2017's tournament? Join us Thursday, October 4, 2018 back at the Rivers Casino Ballroom! Contact Kelley George for more information.

This event has no affiliation to any official Hasbro MONOPOLY® tournaments.

Pittsburgh Kidney Walk

The Kidney Walk is the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease. Held in nearly 100 communities, the event raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk. Take a lifesaving step today and sign up for our upcoming Pittsburgh Kidney Walk slated for Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium! 2017 was a banner year and we cannot wait to celebrate life with our walkers in 2018!

Your Kidneys And You

The National Kidney Foundation's Your Kidneys & You program was developed to raise awareness among the general public and individuals at risk for kidney disease by educating them about kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and what can be done to protect kidneys.

Your Kidneys & You is a volunteer-led presentation on kidneys, risk factors and preventative action steps, with a focus on where to turn for more information. Volunteers are trained by NKF local offices to deliver this presentation to the general public, corporate audiences and at-risk populations.

You may request a Your Kidneys & You presentation for your workplace, civic organization, school, club or place of worship by calling Rachael Masterson at (800) 261-4115 x757.

If you are interested in volunteering to provide Your Kidneys & You presentations, please contact Rachael Masterson at (800) 261-4115 x757 to arrange a training session.

Join Hands With the NKF to Help the 30 MILLION AMERICANS Fighting Kidney Disease.

You will make a difference!

By contributing all or a portion of your United Way gift to the National Kidney Foundation Serving the Alleghenies (#170), you will help us provide free, community-based KEEP Healthy kidney health checks designed to detect kidney disease early…when there is still time to slow, or even halt, the progression of this serious public health epidemic.

Maximize the impact of your gift! Check with your employer to see if they offer a matching gift program.

Choose Contributor Choice Code #170 - and know that thousands of kidneys will thank you!

Kidney Cars

Donate your old car, van, truck, or boat to help improve the lives of the millions of Americans affected by kidney disease. Donate today!

Patient & Family Services

Patient Information Packets - Free information packets are available for patients and their families. Contact Cherie Peters at (800) 261-4115 x759 to request a packet to be sent to your home. Packets available include:

  • General Kidney Health Information
  • Early CKD (Stages 1-3)
  • CKD Stage 4
  • CKD Stage 5
  • Dialysis
  • Transplantation
  • Nutrition and Diet

Transportation Program - Pennsylvania residents who meet eligibility requirements are reimbursed for a portion of the transportation costs associated with traveling to and from dialysis treatment three times a week. This program is run in collaboration with, and within the guidelines of, the Pennsylvania State Renal Disease Program.

Please contact your social worker at your dialysis clinic for an application or click here to download an application.

Kidney Living Magazine - Kidney Living is the National Kidney Foundation's FREE magazine for dialysis patients! Each issue features stories from people who are living well on dialysis, as well as tips for coping with kidney disease, healthy eating, finding support, and so much more. Sign up today at Kidney Living Magazine or contact Cherie Peters at (800) 261-4115 x759.

Peers Lending Support - Peers Lending Support is our free, national telephone-based support program that connects those experiencing CKD (Stage 4, dialysis patients, and transplant recipients) with an NKF-trained mentor who has been through a similar experience. For more information on Peers Lending Support, call toll-free 1-855-NKF-PEER (653-7337) or visit our Peers Lending Support page.

NKF Cares - NKF Cares is our toll-free phone and email patient help line. Trained professionals provide information, support and resources to people affected by CKD (patients, family members) on a wide variety of topics. Call toll-free 1-855-NKF-Cares (653-2273).

Medical Alert Jewelry - MedIds.com (318) 397-8441 will offer a 15% discount to needy patients if the patient uses the code "NKF2012".

Medic Alert (888-633-4298) will waive the fee if the patient submits a letter from his/her doctor on the doctor's letterhead and proof of monthly income. These documents must be submitted along with the company's application form.

American Medical ID (800-363-5985) will provide the stainless steel version for free with a letter from the doctor on the doctor's letterhead. The original letter has to be mailed to the company; it cannot be a photocopy or a fax.

Educational Literature - The National Kidney Foundation delivers patient programs and resources in print, online and through multi-media. We offer a vast library of printed publications on a number of different topics. Educational literature and materials can be found online at the NKF Store. Many of these brochures are also available through your local office by contacting Cherie Peters at (800) 261-4115 x759.

Additional Resources - More information to help patients can be found at our Patients & Family Resources page.

Professional Education

CME/CE Activities - There are numerous opportunities for continuing education online by clicking CME/CE Activities. The National Kidney Foundation is Accredited with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

CKD Primary Care Physicians Initiative - The NKF's CKD Primary Care Physician's Initiative is a 5-year demonstration project that will drive the adoption of clinical practice guidelines aimed at improving kidney health related outcomes into the primary care workflow, develop CKD metrics including HEDIS performance measures and ICD-10-CM codes for billing, and develop models that demonstrate a clinical and economic return on investment for interventions related to early identification and management of CKD for insurance companies, employers, doctors and patients. To request a PCP information packet, please contact Cherie Peters at x759.

Educational Resources - The National Kidney Foundation delivers professional programs and resources in print, online, through multi-media and in meetings. We offer a vast library of printed publications on a number of different topics. Educational literature and materials can be found also be found online at the NKF Store.

Additional Resources - A variety of resources are designed for renal professionals, including our smartphone applications, Spring Clinical meetings, Living Well DVD series and professional journals. Please visit the Professionals page of our website for more information.

Corporate Partners

Special thanks to our 2017-2018 Annual Corporate Partners:

Liberty Insurance Agency Koppers