NKF Serving Connecticut

2023 Night of Hope Gala: Spring Fling

The National Kidney Foundation Serving Connecticut presents the 2023 Night of Hope Gala on March 9, 2023 at Aria Banquet. In the spirit of fresh starts and renewed hope, we hope you will join us for a Spring Fling to support our local kidney patients and providers in our community. This elegant evening serves as the largest fundraiser in our region that and will recognize everyday heroes who advance kidney health. Please join us as we recognize our outstanding honorees: Sarah E. Parmelee, MHS, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC and Danielle Haakinson, MD FACSboth receiving the Excellence in Care Award, and Marcia Hilditch receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Looking to Volunteer?

Are you interested in volunteering? Check out our Volunteer Opportunities page to learn about different ways you can help kidney patients.

Kidney Walk

Connecticut Kidney Walk

The 2022 Connecticut Kidney Walk on October 2 was a tremendous success - thanks to each and every one of you! Your involvement lets others know they’re not alone and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk. Together, came together with a common purpose and walk for those who can’t. Caring knows no distance; one simple step can change a life.

The Big Ask The Big Give

Do you need a kidney transplant? Or do you have a family member or friend who needs a kidney? Check out our resources on effective strategies, tools, and tips for finding a living kidney donor.


Kidney Cars Vehicle Donation Program

Turn your vehicle into cash for the National Kidney Foundation Serving Connecticut! Vehicles donated to National Kidney Foundation have the potential to bring hundreds and sometimes even thousands of dollars in support of advocating for all kidney patients through education, research, and innovation. Donating is simple, the pick-up is free, and your gift is tax-deductible. Donate online or call 800.488.CARS (2277).

Your Kidneys and You

Your Kidneys & You is an educational program on kidneys, risk factors and preventative action steps, with a focus on where to turn for more information. You can request a Your Kidneys & You presentation for your workplace, civic organization, school, club or place of worship.

NKF Serving Connecticut - Latest News 2022

Latest News

Your Connecticut Advocates and other Kidney Volunteers are working tirelessly new legislation to help Living Donors. A study in 2015, showed that approximately 25% of Kidney Donors experienced some form of discrimination when they sought to obtain or modify life or health insurance. The Living Donor Protection Act for Connecticut would protect the Living Donor from these adverse actions. By removing this barrier to donation, the supply of kidneys will increase and reduce the wait time for those waiting on the Transplant list. It's easy to make a difference! Become an advocate and learn how to get involved with legislation relating to kidney disease, transplantation and organ donation.

Eating Right

For people with chronic kidney disease at any stage, understanding how nutrition can affect their health is critical. Kidney health care professionals can help by providing important support and education about dietary requirements and modifications that could potentially slow the progression of kidney disease and improve overall health outcomes.

Pasta With Pesto Recipe

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 mins / Cook Time: 15 mins

Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Meal: Lunch, Dinner
Preferences: Vegetarian



1 lbs Linguine
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese - Grated
2 tbsp leaves Basil - Dried
1/4 cup chopped Parsley - Fresh
1 clove Garlic
  1. Combine all ingredients, except for the uncooked pasta, in a blender or food processor;
  2. Blend or process until smooth;
  3. Cook pasta in unsalted boiling water according to package directions;
  4. Toss sauce with drained pasta. Serve hot.

Tips & Tricks

Want tips for helpful tips on salt-free seasoning? Check out our Low Salt Flavor Enhancers page.


We also have book of recipes available! Download a Family Recipe Book for Kidney Patients.

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