NKF Serving the Carolinas - North Carolina

Are You the 33%?

33% of adults in the U.S. are at risk for kidney disease, but most of them don’t know it. And having kidney disease also puts you at an increased risk of developing life-threatening complications from COVID-19. Take a one-minute quiz at minuteforyourkidneys.org to find out if you’re in the 33%.

Just one minute might save your life.

Three Kidney Walk participants cheering at a Walk event, surrounded by colorful graphics including a heart with a kidney bean

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 a walk below.


2023 North Carolina Kidney Walk in Charlotte at the Mint Randolph Art Museum
Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 9am EST


If you have questions, contact James Carroll at james.carroll@kidney.org.

Patient Empowerment Workshops

An annual collaborative education event that provides the opportunity for local patients affected by kidney disease and their caretakers to celebrate and learn. A volunteer committee of patients and health professionals will organize exhibitors and engage speakers to deliver presentations geared towards stage 4 and stage 5 dialysis patients. In addition, patients are honored as 'everyday heroes' in their fight against kidney disease.


Upcoming Patient Empowerment Workshop announcements coming soon!

Kidney Disease Support – Charlotte

On the second Tuesday of each month, the Charlotte Kidney Disease Support Group meets at Carolinas Medical Center. 1000 Blythe Blvd., Third Floor, Dining Room 2 (across from the cafeteria).


Enjoy a complimentary, renal-friendly dinner and great conversation. You can download the full 2020 meeting schedule with speakers and topics in English or in Spanish. This program is sponsored by Atrium Health and Fresenius Kidney Care.


If you have questions, contact Jackie Palmer at Jackie.palmer@carolinashealthcare.org or Samantha Palma at Samantha.palma@fmc-na.com.

Your Kidneys and You Free Training

Want to educate others about kidney health? Learn how to present this easy 20 minute presentation to friends, family, colleagues, churches, community centers, schools, and more!


YKAY trainings occur every third Tuesday of the month at 5pm.


Please register 2 weeks prior to training by contacting Katheryn Cipriani, Program Manager, at 704.519.0020 x625 or Katheryn.Cipriani@kidney.org.


Webinar and conference call number will be emailed once registered.

NKF Professional Membership Meetings

The Council on Renal Nutrition (CRN) and the Council of Nephrology Social Workers (CNSW) meets bi-annually throughout North Carolina.


For more information, call us at 888.848.5277.


To register for professional council meetings, please contact Katheryn Cipriani, Program Manager, at 704.519.0020 x625 or Katheryn.Cipriani@kidney.org.

KEEP Healthy - Free Kidney Health Check

The National Kidney Foundation's community-based initiative to educate about the kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and steps to take to keep kidneys healthy and reduce risk.


Check-up includes: risk survey, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure check, free educational materials, and opportunity to speak with a health care professional.


For more information please contact Katheryn Cipriani at 704.519.0020 x625 or Katheryn.Cipriani@kidney.org.

Car getting towed

Fight Kidney Disease by donating your car

Donate your unwanted car, van, truck or boat to the National Kidney Foundation. Help fight kidney disease in the Carolinas. Donated vehicles and boats are tax deductible.

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NKF Thrift Store

We want your discards!


For a pick up, call us at 704-393-5780, or toll free 866-408-6464.


Several times each year, a representative of Carolina Value Village will telephone residents in your neighborhood seeking donations of furniture, clothing (men's, women's, and children's) and other household items. The representative will confirm a date when a truck can come to your home and pick up items. Each collection of items provides a donation to the NKF. Each donated item is prepared for resale to the public at Carolina Value Village, making fine quality goods available at thrift store prices. One hundred percent of the proceeds received by the NKF supports patient programs. All donated items are tax deductible at present fair market value in accordance with IRS regulations.

Local Office

7413 Six Forks Rd., #255
Raleigh, NC 27615
Phone: 704.519.0020
Fax: 980.819.8682

Upcoming Events

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