NKF Serving the Carolinas - North Carolina

NC Caregiver and Pediatric Patient Survey: Recruiting Now!

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  • Are you a caregiver/parent of a child (ages 12-18) who is on dialysis (home or in-center), undergone a transplant, have urologic issues or lupus nephritis? We would like to have a zoom or phone interview with you and your child (20 minutes with adolescent patient and 30 minutes with caregiver).
  • Are you a caregiver/parent of a child (ages 11 and under) who is on dialysis, undergone a transplant, have urologic issues or lupus nephritis? We would like to have a zoom or phone interview with only you (30-45 minutes).
  • Are you a provider who takes care of pediatric kidney disease patients? If so, can you recommend anyone for this survey?

The survey will cover the caregiver and patient’s experience, stories, challenges, and provide feedback on potential programs for children with kidney disease. All provided personal and health data will remain confidential. The goal of the survey is to generate an overview report on crucial issues and desired programs for a North Carolina pediatric kidney disease initiative to be designed this year.

For your time and insight, the NKF-NC will offer a gift card to complete the phone or zoom interview (one card per family) and we are actively recruiting until June 30, 2022.

Interested? Please contact Ashby Andrews at ashby.andrews@kidney.org or at 704.519.0020 for initial screening & scheduling.

We have limited spots and reserve the right to decline once we have scheduled the total number of interviews.

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.

Kidney Walk

Walk the 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.

2022 North Carolina Kidney Walk in Charlotte at the Mint Randolph Art Museum
Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 9am EST
Register Online

Questions: ashby.andrews@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.

For more information you can email Jackie or Samantha. You can download the full 2020 meeting schedule with speakers and topics in English here or in Spanish here. This program is sponsored by Atrium Health and Fresenius Kidney Care.

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 training every third Tuesday of the month at 5:00 pm.

Please register 2 weeks prior to training by contacting Katheryn Cipriani, Program Manager at (704) 519-0020 x625 or email at 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 please call: (888) 848-5277.

To register for professional council meetings, please contact Katheryn Cipriani Program Manager at (704) 519-0020 x625 or email at 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. Click here for more information.

For more information please contact: Katey Cipriani (704)-770-1130 or katheryn.cipriani@kidney.org

Fight Kidney Disease by donating your car

Kidney Cars Car Donation

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. Donate today!

NKF Thrift Store

"We Want Your Discards"

For a pick up call: 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.