NKF Serving Connecticut and Western Massachusetts

Thank you to All who supported the 2018 Kidney Walk!

Walk the Kidney Walk!

2018 Kidney WALKS Were a Huge success thanks to all our wonderful Walkers and Volunteers!!
Our two Spring 2018 Kidney Walks were a huge success!!!! Thanks to our fabulous Team Captains & their walkers we raised $90,000 that will go to programs right here in our region!!! We could not have made these events such a success without our dedicated Sponsors, Volunteers and Kidney Walk participants. There's still time to make a donation! You have until the end of July 2018 to donate by going to www.kidneywalk.org. Pictures of both walks are posted on our facebook page National Kidney Foundation serving Connecticut and Western MA for your enjoyment!

Thank You To Our Kidney Walk Sponsors

azura vascular care
Yale New Haven Health
Hoffman Audi
Hartford Hospital
PowerStation Events
Nelson Ambulance

2018 "NIGHT OF HOPE" Masquerade Celebration

November 1, 2018
45 Murphy Road
Prospect, CT 06712


Daniel Madison, MS, NKF Board Member
Life Time Achievement Award
Margaret Johnson Bia, MD
Yale New Haven Hospital Transplantation Center
Life Time Achievement Award
Hartford Hospital Transplant Center
Excellence In Care Award
Quinnipiac University
Excellence In Care Award

For more information and to purchase tickets please call Marcia Hilditch at (800) 441-1280 or email marcia.hilditch@kidney.org

Drive for Dialysis

On May 14th The National Kidney Foundation presented a Drive for Dialysis Program at Boehringer-Ingelheim in Danbury. Boeringer sponsored this event as part of an all day conference for their employees. Employees were invited to come and listen to a short presentation about kidney disease and then over 25 employees stuffed the 100 bags for the patients on dialysis. The bags were then distributed at a dialysis unit in Fairfield. The patients were very pleased with the contents of the bags which included coloring books and crayons, stress balls, water bottles and some NKF information. Before leaving we took some pictures and there was a woman already coloring in the book we had given her.

If anyone is interested in sponsoring a Drive for Dialysis or would like more information please contact Marcia Hilditch.

Children & Teens with Kidney Disease

While kidney disease can affect anyone at any age, children diagnosed with kidney disease need special consideration and care. It's important for both parents and kids to learn about kidney disease and how to manage symptoms, adjust to treatments, or talk with friends and family. Start here with some helpful information for both you and your child or teen.

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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.

Click here for helpful tips on salt-free seasoning.

Learn more about Kidney Disease Friendly Cooking.

Download a family recipe book for kidney patients

Cobb Salad

PREP TIME: 30 mins
COOK TIME: 30 mins

Author: National Kidney Foundation
Degree of Difficulty: Medium
Meal: Lunch, Dinner
Course: Salad, Entree
Preferences: Wheat Free

Sponsored By:

Cooking Instructions
Dice tomato, cook and chop turkey bacon, slice roasted turkey, crumble blue cheese, and boil, peel and chop the egg. Toss all lettuce together in a large bowl. You can top with other vegetables, meat, and cheese. For a classic presentation, divide ingredients in rows to top your salad. Enjoy!
0.25 cup Blue Cheese
2 cup Romaine Lettuce
1 cup Watercress
1 egg Eggs
2 slices Sliced Turkey Bacon
2 tbsp Chopped Chives
0.5 Medium Tomatoes
4 oz Roasted Turkey